Assure a Smile Miami Dentistry Applauds Dental Mercury 'Phase Down'

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Miami Dentist Ted Herrmann Says Mercury Use in Dental Procedures is a 'Serious Health Concern.'

Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive material known to man. It is concentrated in dental amalgam, and it poses a serious health concern.

United States government officials have announced the 'phasing-down' of mercury amalgam use in America. This is prompting consumer advocates, dental patients, and Miami dentists to applaud enthusiastically. The American Dental Association (ADA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have remained silent on the issue for decades, despite warnings from the World Health Organization (WHO) that dental amalgam contributes more to mercury accumulation in humans than any other source combined. Now, the U.S. government has moved to support the global movement to reduce the use of the toxic metal by calling for a “phase down, with the goal of eventual phase out by all parties, or mercury amalgam,” (i).

Dr. Ted Herrmann, a Miami dentist and founder of Assure a Smile Miami Dentistry, happily embraces the move to eliminate the use of amalgam in dental procedures. Dr. Herrmann has been using mercury free filings in his practices since the late 1980s. "Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive material known to man,” explains Dr. Herrmann. “It is concentrated in dental amalgam, and it poses a serious health concern." Assure a Smile has provided safe dental amalgam removal to patients for many years. Safely removing this hazardous material and replacing it with composite filings is the smart and healthy choice. However, many dentists are removing this amalgam due to increased awareness and demand but they are in fact further exposing their patients because it is not being removed safely. This a key difference that sets this practice apart from other dental offices.

Assure a Smile is a holistic dental office. Holistic Dentistry is best described as a commitment to overall health awareness, patient education, and superior quality of service. The key is education, empowering their patients with the knowledge to make healthier life choices that result in healthy, and long-lasting smiles. Each patient receives a comprehensive examination that include dental x-rays, photos, models, a full TMJ scan, and detailed consultation that explores the key causes their unique dental conditions. Keeping patients informed and empowered extends beyond the walls of the office, however. Enter: the Miami Dentist Blog.

The Miami Dentist Blog is an information resource assembled by Dr. Herrmann to help Assure a Smile patients lead healthier lives. The blog is an outlet for information on everything healthy from holiday cookie recipes to coverage of large-scale health care issues, such as the danger in mercury-rich dental amalgam use. "Our Miami Dentist Blog has published over 15 reports on the danger of mercury-rich dental amalgam since May 2010 alone," Dr. Herrmann states. "It is a serious health concern, and we've been taking the initiative to spread awareness about it for a long time."

Individuals who have dental amalgam are strongly urged to read more about the government-ordered phase out of dental amalgam. Amalgam contains up to 50% or higher concentration of mercury, a toxic metallic compound that has been linked to many serious illnesses, including autoimmune disease, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and others.


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