What is mercury-free (amalgam-free) dentistry?
Amalgam fillings are metal fillings used by dentists to treat tooth decay.
The decay is removed, and the dentists fill the gap with a silver filling known as amalgam. It is essentially mercury that is melted and then applied to the opening of the decayed tooth.
Now the vapors released during this process are both harmful to the patient and the staff inside the room where the patient is being treated. This process is unsafe and can cause several problems related to mercury toxicity.