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Our Holistic approach involves looking at the entire person when evaluating you and your condition.
Columbus Holistic Dentist, Dr. Richard Bowen, has used only non-mercury fillings for over a decade. Our Team will always discuss in detail the material to be used in your mouth and we have a very safe method for the removal of old mercury-based fillings.
Our recommendation, held by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), is that you should replace silver amalgam fillings (unless you are pregnant or lactating). The long term accumulation of mercury vapor over years or even decades, of steady, continuous emissions from dental fillings can cause measurable adverse health effects. Mercury in the tissues of a fetus or infant correlates significantly with the number of dental amalgam fillings in the mother. Newborns may be at risk for learning disabilities because of mercury their mother absorbed during pregnancy. Across scientific disciplines, health professionals are realizing that mercury may adversely impact patient health. Many physicians are testing their patients for mercury toxicity and referring them to biological dentists. Biological dentists recognize the impact of toxic materials and relate it to dental and physiological health. These dentists are concerned with the integrity of the oral cavity and use materials and procedures in their practices that are systemically compatible.
New studies show a clear link between dental health and many chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Healthy teeth and gums will improve your overall health.
Contact our Columbus office for more information about our holistic approach to dentistry.