During the procedure of mercury filling removal and replacement I use numerous protective protocols that will ensure your overall safety. This will include isolation devices, special suctions, vacuum systems, water coolants, room filters/air purifiers, external exhaust systems, ambient oxygen sources, protective eye wear, face and body protection gear for you and my team, detoxing sprays and ointments. As one of the first dental practices to implement these strict protocols, we don’t take this treatment lightly. Thanks to the guidance of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and Dental Wellness For You which began this process years ago for us. We are grateful that there are others who care about your health and help guide us in your overall health.



It is my responsibility to replace your amalgam fillings with the safest material available. We use only the best BPA free resins and porcelains which both tend to be the most biocompatible material available in dentistry.

If you are sensitive and have multiple allergies, or are apprehensive, we offer biomaterial compatibility testing that will test for specific materials to see if you are allergic to the replacement filling and materials recommended.


Mercury Removal FAQ

Dental amalgam is a liquid mercury and metal alloy mixture used in dentistry to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. They consist of over 50 percent mercury and the remaining heavy metals consist of silver, tin, zinc and other trace metals. None of which are good for our bodies.

Some call it the “silver filling” because it can take on a shiny appearance. Though, over time they will corrode and become black. They take on an appearance from black to silver. Have you check your mouth recently?

Go to an experienced dentist who is familiar with the standards set by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).

As a holistic dentist, your overall well being is my #1 concern. I learned years ago that amalgam fillings contain high amounts of mercury and heavy metals that have an adverse effect on our overall health and can cause chronic conditions. I never use amalgam fillings and always provide safe mercury removal techniques established by the most knowledgable organizations and professionals.

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We’re Respect Your Mouth Dental Studio,
the very first holistic dental practice in San Francisco.

We’ve been treating oral care as part of a healthy lifestyle since 2005. Our philosophy and mission is founded on overwhelming scientific evidence that good oral health contributes to our overall wellbeing. Decades of experience means we’re able to treat symptoms and conditions with traditional and holistic approaches. We believe that healthy, alternative options are what modern dentistry is all about.