Biological Dentist

Your Biological Dentist in Lincoln, NE

Are you looking for a biological dentist in Lincoln, NE area? The human mouth is a large source of bacteria, and many things can add extensive amounts of harmful bacteria, making our mouth a source of uncontrolled inflammation. Things like braces, old fillings, failing root canals, and other poor dental work can all add to this inflammation.

Fortunately, this type of inflammation can be addressed by a biological dentist. A biological dentist, while not the same as a natural dentist, is a dentist that is concerned about using safe, biocompatible procedures and materials in your mouth.

 

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It’s important to remember that everything in your mouth affects your entire immune system. Your body is just one large system, and your body is the entryway into that system. If you have a piece of dental work that remains permanently in your mouth – whether it’s a crown, filling wire, etc. – your immune system will be continuously exposed to it.

If something in your mouth is challenging to your immune system, your entire body is being tested 24/7. The solution? A biological dentist is a dentist that is more proactive in preventing inflammation caused by dental materials or dental problems.

Is Dental Mercury a Problem?

The most common hazardous material used in dental work is mercury. Mercury has long been used in fillings. However, it is a known fact that mercury is a dangerous substance with many risks. In spite of this, it is routinely used for permanent dental work in patients’ mouths when placing amalgam fillings. Research tells us that mercury emitted by amalgam fillings does have an adverse impact on our health, and does indeed challenge our immune systems.

We all have a certain amount of tolerance to different toxins, and many patients do have a tolerance to fillings containing mercury. However, for patients with overall health problems, especially those with autoimmune disorders, mercury fillings only increase the challenges endured by their immune systems, putting unnecessary stress on their overall health.

 

 

Still not convinced?

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) created the following video to show what it looks like when plumes of mercury vapor are rising off a tooth with a mercury-laden filling.

If you have a traditional silver filling, the process depicted in that video is happening right now in your mouth. Conventional dentists may tell you that mercury-laden fillings are safe, but you should not believe them.

 

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Dr. Kathryn Alderman

is our biological dentist and is a proud member
of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology

 

 

Call us today if you are concerned about your mercury fillings, or make an appointment online to see Dr.Kathryn Alderman at her South, North or Central location in Lincoln, NE.

 



 

Frequently Asked Questions about Metal-Free Fillings & Biological Dentists

We’re more than happy to answer your questions! Feel free to call us at 402-742-0000. For our most frequently asked questions, read on below.

What kinds of dental materials are biocompatible?

A biocompatible material is any material used that won’t challenge our bodies. Certain dental materials which dentists used regularly in the past are not biocompatible.  Amalgam fillings are a great example of commonly used, non-biocompatible dental material. In the past, dentists used amalgam fillings as the industry standard for fillings. Now, dentists know from a growing body of research that amalgam is harmful. As a result, most dentists have switched over to white composite fillings, which are much safer.

Should I have my metal fillings replaced with white fillings?

Ultimately, the choice is up to you. We recommend metal-free fillings, as they’re much safer. If you’d like to have your old fillings replaced, give us a call. We’re happy to give you metal-free fillings which are completely biocompatible. If you aren’t sure, make an appointment and we can evaluate your old fillings.

What are other problems associated with mercury fillings?

In recent years, researchers have documented many health problems associated with mercury fillings. These problems range from heart diseases to lung issues, and everything in between. This is because everything we eat passes through our mouths. So, if trace amounts of mercury exist in our mouths, they’ll make their way into the rest of our bodies too.

 

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