Mercury is a natural element that exists in the environment, including the earth’s crust. The release of mercury from the earth can be caused by weather affecting the surface of rock, volcanic eruption, or man’s interference, such as mining, industrial development, coal burning, and waste incineration. Individuals are also exposed to mercury through consumption of fish or shellfish. The various forms of mercury include elemental, inorganic and organic. The level of toxicity found in mercury exposure depends upon several factors: Quantity Form The health and age of the person How long the exposure lasted Whether ingested, inhaled, or in contact … Continue reading
As a mercury-free and mercury-safe practice in the Denver metro, South Lakewood Dental prides itself in responsible handling and removal of this metal, and in the safe restoration of damaged teeth with nontoxic dental materials. Why the fuss over mercury? While you can’t avoid some exposure in the air, water, and foods such as swordfish, mercury poisoning can occur quickly or build up over time. Mercury’s ill effects take on many different forms, including: Mood and cognitive disorders Impaired vision Muscle wasting Speech impairment Birth defects Inflammation You may be exposed to mercury through silver fillings. These fillings, which have … Continue reading
Dr. Scott Stewart of South Lakewood Dental is a quality, holistic dentist ready and willing to serve patients in and around the community. He helps residents understand the importance of holistic dental care and the dangers of mercury exposure. Many dentists still use silver amalgam fillings to address cavities. While this material has been used for many decades, it has been shown to be extremely harmful. Silver amalgam fillings are metal fillings that contain up to 50 percent mercury. Mercury is toxic to humans. Why are dentists still putting toxic materials into the mouths of their patients? At South Lakewood … Continue reading
Amalgam fillings are composed of about half mercury and typically other metals including tin, silver and copper. Although dentists have been placing these fillings for more than two centuries, it has been proven mercury vapor released from amalgam fillings enters the body and can affect the fetus. Mercury is a neurotoxin that been proven to be a cause and contributor to developmental and learning disorders. Studies have also linked mercury to autism in children. Dr. Scott Stewart, a highly sought after holistic dentist, can explain the potential connection between the neurotoxin and the neurodevelopmental disorder, autism. Patients seek Dr. Stewart … Continue reading
The term poison is defined as, “a substance that causes illness, injury, or death if taken into the body or produced within the body.” Mercury is a neurotoxin that makes up about half of a silver amalgam fillings. Amalgam can leak mercury vapors into the body, which can lead to birth defects and health conditions such as kidney problems. Therefore, mercury contained in amalgam can cause illness or injury when taken into the body and could be classified as a poison. Patients who are concerned about the effect of dental procedures and materials on overall health and wellbeing seek respected … Continue reading
People don’t always realize the effects certain condition can have on the rest of the body. Even some specialized practices are primarily concerned with just treating the affected area rather than considering how it is related to the patient’s overall health. Here at South Lakewood Dental, we practice in holistic dentistry. Unlike some of our counterparts, we treat oral care as part of a bigger system of health related issues in order to provide our patients with the best all-encompassing care. Periodontal diseases in some cases can be a precursor to heart disease and diabetic issues. They can also be … Continue reading
Dr. Scott Stewart - South Lakewood Dental
Whilst being passionate about his service to the community, Dr. Stewart is a revolutionary in his approach to tackling dental health care issues. He is a firm believer in the harmonious balance of the body as opposed to treating symptoms. He emphasizes on the holistic practice of wellbeing and addressing underlying issues to make the “whole person” healthier.