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Adults: Where To Start with BIORAY Professional™ Products

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Support Your Dental Well Being

Mercury from dental amalgam and other sources (e.g., fish) is bioaccumulative. Studies of healthy subjects with amalgam fillings have shown that mercury from exposure to mercury vapor bioaccumulates* in certain tissues of the body including kidneys and brain. - U.S. Food and Drug Association

Multi-purpose natural mouth rinse – alcohol free

Most of us have grown up with the idea that silver amalgam fillings in our teeth are a normal and safe method to address cavities. Before the 1990's, it was rarely a question as to what was in them. In fact, 72% of people surveyed in the US had no idea there was mercury in their silver amalgam fillings. 92% said they would have wanted to know the possible issues mercury could trigger prior to putting them in their mouth.

What is in a silver amalgam filling?

Silver amalgam fillings contain 50% mercury, along with a combination of copper, tin, and silver. Studies have shown that amalgam fillings emit mercury vapor at a rate of 1 to 27 micrograms per day. This is 3% to 68% of workplace air quality standards that are allowable by OSHA's (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) daily standards. At the high end, these levels are considered unhealthy. This exposure can increase fivefold when we grind our teeth, chew our food, gum, or drink hot acidic beverages such as coffee.

In Sweden, a number of studies were conducted with people who had pre-existing neurological and health issues including fatigue. When the amalgam fillings were removed, 78% reported improvement in their health. As a result of these studies, Scandinavian countries banned amalgam fillings for environmental and health reasons in 2008.

Today, the United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a new regulation placing dental amalgam fillings into Class II: Moderate Risk from Class I: Low Risk. However, The American Dental Association and FDA deem silver amalgam fillings a safe restorative material. About 47% of American dentists still use amalgam fillings.

With new detection techniques such as mercury vapor analyzers, the measurement of mercury from silver amalgam fillings is possible. We know that the highest amount of mercury vapor is released when amalgam fillings are removed. So, don't rush to the dentist to have your silver fillings changed to another material without doing some homework, as well as a dental check up.

Safe removal of silver amalgam fillings

There are several things to know and do before safe removal of silver amalgam fillings.

(1) Contact and use a Mercury Safe Dentist

(2) Brush and Rinse with NDF Mouth Rinse™ or NDF®

(3) Support your organs of elimination

(4) Eat food that supports the liver

(5) Follow the Amalgam Replacement Support Guide (see below)

NDF Mouth Rinse™ is a multi-purpose mouth rinse that binds to mercury vapor released from amalgam fillings, keeps teeth squeaky clean, and breath fresh. NDF Mouth Rinse™ strengthens tooth enamel and supports gum health while improving circulation.*

NDF Mouth Rinse™ has a pH of 4.0, which is just acidic enough to remove plaque without disturbing the enamel. Safe to use with amalgam fillings.

Health Benefits:

  • Binds to mercury vapor in the oral cavity*
  • Strengthens tooth enamel*
  • Supports gum health*
  • Improves circulation*