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In considering dental treatment, which may include removal and replacement of “silver” mercury amalgam fillings in your mouth, several points have been discussed.

The following are well established facts in scientific literature:

  1. There is no level of mercury exposure that can be regarded as safe or harmless.
  2. When originally placed “silver” amalgam fillings contain approximately 50% mercury.
  3. Mercury is not “locked in” fillings and does escape in small amounts, mostly in the form of volatilized mercury vapor.
  4. Exposure to mercury increases with chewing, tooth brushing and heat.
  5. Mercury vapor is extremely toxic and easily absorbed. It’s toxicity is rated greater than lead, cadmium or arsenic.
  6. Leading toxicologists have concluded that mercury from amalgam fillings constitutes the single greatest source of exposure to humans and is greater than food, air or environmental sources.
  7. Animal studies have shown amalgam derived mercury accumulates in the body tissues and organs, it also travels through fetal blood supply to fetal tissues and is found in maternal milk.

Escondido holistic dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, has not placed a mercury filling in his practice for over 30 years and practices the safe removal of mercury fillings as laid out by the IAOMT.

If you have any questions regarding safe mercury amalgam filling removal please call our Escondido Dental Office today at 760-746-3663 or visit our website at http://www.drjkerbs.com.



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Escondido dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, hasn’t placed an amalgam filling in his holistic dental practice since 1989. Since this time he has been removing amalgam fillings safely with all of the necessary safety protocols including a rubber dam to isolate the tooth from the mouth, high-speed evacuation, oxygen mask to cover the nose and room air filtration.

Amalgam fillings are filled with mercury, a known toxin. Amalgam fillings are not bonded to the surrounding tooth, causing the amalgam filling to separate from the remaining tooth which allows for microleakge of bacteria under the filling. As a result of the microleakage, Dr. Kerbs finds cavities under the amalgam fillings over 80% of the time. Amalgam fillings corrode and expand over time, causing the tooth around the filling to crack and fracture which weakens the natural tooth structure and can lead to large pieces of the tooth to break. Mercury is constantly being released into the mouth and body when amalgam fillings are present.

Dr. Kerbs replaces amalgam fillings with tooth colored ceramic/composite fillings. Dr. Kerbs uses the strongest and safest material available to sculpt the tooth back to its original shape. Composite fillings bond the tooth back together to increase the tooth’s strength by 85-95% and when placed correctly they have superior function.

Dr. Kerbs only utilizes the highest quality, non-toxic materials in his holistic practice of dentistry, but what he wants his patients to understand is that technique is equally as important as safe materials. Dr. Kerbs is a conservative dentist. What this means to his patients is that he will never remove any tooth structure that doesn’t absolutely need to be removed. How this applies to removal of mercury fillings is that Dr. Kerbs will never cut down any unnecessary tooth structure when replacing amalgam fillings. The technique for placement of the new ceramic/composite filling is as important as the safe and conservative removal of the mercury filling. Dr. Kerbs’ expert technique for placement of the ceramic/cosmetic eliminates post-op sensitivity, adds strength andΒ superior function back to the tooth and restores the tooth to it’s natural color and beauty.

If you are concerned about your amalgam fillings/mercury toxicity please give our Escondido holistic dental office a call 760-746-3663 one of our team members will be able to answer all of your questions and help you move forward to better health.

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San Diego Bio Dentist
San Diego Bio Dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, uses the safest materials available in dentistry today. Equally important to the health of the mouth, Dr. Kerbs uses the most advanced techniques. Dr. Kerbs does extensive research on all of the materials he places in the mouth’s of his patients. He uses the most bio-compatible materials and does not use metal in any of his restorations. Dr. Kerbs feels that all materials used in the mouth should not only be safe, but should also function well and last. Dr. Kerbs has perfected his technique as a conservative holistic dentist, who is concerned not only about individual symptoms, but who looks at the overall picture. He analyzes the way the mouth functions as a whole, including the teeth, gums, bone, TMJ, muscles in the head and neck and the way the teeth meet and bite together. Dr. Kerbs recognizes that the mouth is connected to the body and that there is a direct link to the mouth and the body’s systems (the systemic connection). Dr. Kerbs, along with his dental hygienists, focus on health and prevention in every aspect of their practice. Dr. Kerbs has perfected his conservative dental techniques through thousands of hours of continuing education and is accredited with the leading associations in holistic and cosmetic dentistry. Conservative dentistry is an integral part of Dr. Kerbs practice as a holistic dentist. Dr. Kerbs looks at all of his treatment plans seeking to conserve as much tooth structure as possible in order to keep the teeth healthier for life. Conserving as much tooth structure as possible allows the teeth to stay stronger over the years. Often times Dr. Kerbs is able to do a filling or cosmetic bonding in order to save tooth structure, instead of cutting the tooth down to do a crown restoration. At times when a crown restoration is necessary, Dr. Kerbs does a conservative preparation of the tooth, removing as little tooth structure as possible. Dr. Kerbs focuses on his patient’s health and well-being in all aspects of his practice as a Bio Dentist. It is Dr. Kerbs goal for every person to achieve health and maintain health for life. If this is your goal as well, please contact our holistic dental practice at 760-746-3663, one of our team members is available every day of the week to answer your questions and help assist you in achieving health.

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