Tips for Mercury-Free Dentistry
ChicagoHealers.com Practitioner Steven A. Koos D.D.S., M.D. participates in the World Health Organization’s “Mercury Free Health Care” Program and is managing partner of Chicago’s first, eco-friendly, green luxury dental practice. He offers the following advice for patients wanting to commit to mercury-free dental work:
*Visit a practitioner who uses mercury-free dentistry and who utilizes non-BPA containing resins.
*Encourage your dentists to take on more non-toxic and green practices by voicing your concerns and by starting dialogue with your healthcare providers.
*Visit, “Green My Dentist” program extended by the EDA (Eco Dentistry Association, www.ecodentistry.org) to help guide you and your dentist towards better, safer patient health, as well as planetary health.
*Contribute to a healthy community and environment and support green businesses and healthcare facilities.
These are great tips I will keep in mind on my next trip to the dentist (and I still think Dr. Koos should move to Vermont)!
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first published on Non-Toxic Kids