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Mercury Is Toxic


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When you look in the mirror and smile what do you see? Do you see a black metal amalgam filling(s) or visible metal on your dental restorations? Do you know that metal fillings in your mouth contain “Neurotoxin Mercury”; a poison that is responsible for the degeneration of nerve tissue and many other diseases?

Mercury can permeate into any cell in our bodies and cause atypical conditions within our cells. This can be detrimental to our overall wellness and pose serious risks to human health. Mercury may contribute to many disorders, chronic diseases, and symptoms including a variety of nervous, digestive, and immune issues such as Alzheimer’s, brain fog, dizziness, chronic fatigue, skin rashes, irritability, metallic taste, and more.

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Dental Patient Alert!

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) recommends removing mercury amalgam fillings or metal-based crowns by an IAMOT dentist certified in the Safe Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART). Our holistic & biological dentist, Dr. Maryam Horiyat, is a certified and accredited member of both IAOMT & SMART who is grateful for the pioneering work of  Dr. Weston A. Price and strives to continue his legacy by avoiding harmful dental materials such as mercury fillings and restorations. 

According to the American Dental Association, when Mercury is “fixed” or “bound” by other metals in amalgam fillings such as tin, zinc, copper, and silver, it is considered safe. However, mercury is released as a highly toxic vapor when it is exposed either to heat during eating or drinking hot foods or friction during brushing, chewing, and grinding. In addition, harmful vapors are also released during traditional amalgam filling removal which is why it is always recommended to see Dr. Horiyat who is certified by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and toxicology (IAOMT) to safely remove your existing toxic silver amalgam restorations, while carefully following the protocols of Safe Mercury Amalgam Technique (SMART).me

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Aria Dental Offers the "SMART" Method

About 30% of dental offices are “Mercury Free”, but less than 1% are “Mercury-Safe”… WE ARE BOTH. You don’t have to live with either a harmful Mercury restoration or an unattractive and old ugly dental restoration. Safe Mercury Amalgam Technique (SMART) with IAOMT Certified Dentist, Dr. Maryam Horiyat, can be used to not only rejuvenate your face but also stop your body from getting more mercury exposure from your silver amalgam fillings and restorations. If you are less than thrilled when you look in the mirror and want to stop getting harmful neurotoxic mercury from your dental fillings, we offer the options of smile rejuvenation with SAFE MERCURY AMALGAM REMOVAL TECHNIQUE (SMART). To find the best and most advanced treatment options to rejuvenate your smile with the 5-Star “SMART” Certified Dentist in California, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Maryam Horiyat by calling (949) 364-9600  or emailing Aria Dental of Mission Viejo.
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Why Remove Silver (Amalgam) Fillings?

Silver (amalgam) restorations contain 50% mercury in combination with other metals such as silver, tin, and copper. Mercury is a very powerful poison and if you have silver (amalgam) fillings or crowns, you are being poisoned by them every second of your life. Common activities such as chewing gum, eating, tooth brushing, and tooth grinding can dramatically increase the release of mercury vapor, which will permeate into your cells and lead to atypical health conditions and even chronic diseases, including a variety of nervous, digestive, and immune issues.

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Risks of Silver/Mercury Dental Amalgam Fillings

Toxic Mercury is continuously emitted from dental amalgam fillings, and it is absorbed and retained in the body, particularly in the brain, kidneys, liver, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract. According to the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT), dental mercury and its vapor have been scientifically linked to many health conditions, including:

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Who Needs to Immediately Remove Silver-mercury Amalgam Fillings or Metal-based Crowns?

EVERYONE, especially women before they become pregnant, needs to immediately remove their silver mercury fillings because Mercury can cross the placenta. This is one of the reasons, the use of dental amalgam is banned in many countries such as Canada, Denmark, and Sweden. However, dental amalgam is still widely used in the United States as an inexpensive material.  However, IAOMT recommends removing your mercury fillings or metal-based restorations by a “SMART” certified dentist.  Dr. Maryam Horiyat is a licensed and accredited member of from International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), Holistic Dental.


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Safe Removal of Silver Mercury Fillings

The safety of Our Patients, Team, Nature & Environment Is Our #1 Priority!

At Aria Dental, we have set in place extra care, techniques, materials, and equipment to minimize your risk of exposure to mercury during the removal of dental amalgam fillings.

Our patients are completely protected from any mercury exposure during the removal of their old silver-mercury amalgam fillings. This is accomplished with the use of medical-grade oxygen, a mask, a rubber dam, and a unique micro-seal technique to minimize the inhalation of mercury vapors. We use filtration masks and special evacuation equipment; we also follow strict toxic waste protocols to protect our precious environment.

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When Should I Replace My Silver Fillings

Immediately…but only with a SMART certified Dentist who is trained and has the proper equipment to safely remove them.

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What Is Heavy Metal Detox?

Your Total Wellness Begins in Your Mouth.

As mercury is released into our bodies, it is filtered through the kidneys before leaving the body. However, the rate of excretion to efficiently eliminate mercury is usually not optimal, especially with prolonged or high exposure and for individuals with sensitive or allergic systems. Thus, mercury starts to accumulate in our kidneys, liver, and brain, which will ultimately cause developing health problems.

As your biological dental care team, we want to safely remove dental silver-mercury amalgam fillings/crowns and ultimately help you to eliminate the accumulated mercury in your body, yet we do not want to overburden an already burdened system.

Detoxification protocols are designed to find out where you are in the spectrum of toxicity.

Our Patients & Team Protections

What we consider when treating mercury-exposed patients:

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Sources of Mercury

Mercury found in the body comes mainly from two sources and is excreted through different routes.

  1.  Methyl Mercury is found in seafood and is excreted from hair.
  2.  Inorganic Mercury is found in dental amalgam and is excreted from urine.

Mercury Toxicity Test

If you have symptoms of mercury toxicity, we recommend taking heavy metal or mercury tests at independent companies. This test helps you to find where you are on the spectrum of mercury toxicity. Both forms of mercury (Methyl Mercury & Inorganic Mercury) can be tested separately to get a ratio of excretion from each one of these sources.


Problems That Smile Rejuvenation Fix

Smile Rejuvenation can address numerous dental issues either on your natural or restored teeth. Some of the most common conditions are:

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Metal Restorations Are Unattractive & Dangerous

For more than a century, metal amalgam (silver) was the best material used for fillings or any other restoration. Metal amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, copper, and other metals. Multiple scientific research has shown that metal amalgam causes significant problems. We can replace your metal amalgam fillings with white composite options to give safer and overall healthier to your body as well as a more attractive and comfortable smile

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Metal and PFM Crowns
& Bridges

Many years ago, using metal in the dental restoration was a better option because the solid porcelain crowns were not strong enough to withstand your bite’s force. Later, porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns were introduced to dentistry to give an attractive crown with the strength of the metal. However, a dark metal is visible at the gum line, it tarnishes and changes the color of your gum to dark and retains plaque at your gum line. Today, because of the advancement in material science of solid Porcelain crowns and Zirconia crowns, we can replace your metal crowns or PFM with solid porcelain.

Unattractive, Damaged, or Old Dental Restorations

Sometimes people get a dental restoration that may not look pleasant or comfortable. Other times, dental restorations may look ok, but they get damaged or old over time. We can help to replace your old or unattractive restoration to give you a younger, brighter, healthier, and whiter smile that you will be proud to show off daily.

To manage your smile, oral health, and overall health with holistic and biological dental care in Orange County, contact our office.

Dr. Maryam Horiyat

The Best in Modern Dentistry



Graduated from UCLA and UCSF, Dr. Horiyat is a premier holistic, biological, integrative, physiological, conscious cosmetic dentist; she also practices homeopathic (Alternative Medicine for Oral Care) and biomimetic dentistry. Dr. Horiyat is one of the top certified and accredited members of well-known associations such as IAOMT, IABDM, and HDA; she is commonly considered the ideal dentist for patients who are seeking natural, safe, non-toxic, and conservative treatments. 

Her credentials, advanced training, reputation, exceptional experience, treatment methods, artistic ability, flawless results, and biological approaches position her as one of Orange County’s top holistic dentists. She utilizes meticulous hand skills to make her patients look younger, boost confidence, have a balanced bite with ideal function, and simply enjoy their dream smiles while preserving their body and spiritual health. 

Dr. Maryam Horiyat advocated routine exercise along with healthy and organic foods that are rich in antioxidants, low in sugar, and high in protein; she advises her patients to brush and floss regularly with non-fluoride toothpaste. Dr. Horiyat wants her patients to minimize toxicity in their mouth and body to prevent medical conditions such as diabetes, heart condition, or autoimmune diseases; she urges the cessation of smoking, processed sugar, gluten, and overconsumption of alcohol or unnecessary pharmaceutical medications.

Safe Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART)

When you select our biological dentists and specialists for any dental care, including SMART, you can expect outstanding personalized care at every stage toward your oral and overall health. We use only the most modern and innovative technology, advanced materials, and holistic protocols to safely remove your mercury silver fillings while preventing the toxic mercury to harm your overall health. Our goal is to customize a treatment plan to suit the need of each patient for a smile that is both healthy and uniquely stunning.  See for yourself how rewarding dental treatments can be when you choose Dr. Horiyat to enhance and care for your smiles and body health.

At Aria Dental, we focus on treating our patients with a myriad of dental concerns while preserving their overall health.

We prefer to treat not only symptoms but also the root cause of oral and medical conditions from your mouth. we are committed to whole-body health and understand the relationship between systemic conditions that originate from your mouth; we understand that mercury is toxic and extremely harmful to your body. Thus, we always recommend not only removing your mercury/silver restorations but also removing them with a safe technique performed by a holistic dentist. We are committed to replacing your toxic alloyed metal restorations with metal-free and BPA-free restorations by carefully following the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and Safe Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) protocols.

We have always had successful results and outstanding success rates for many set values:

  1. One of the reasons for our exceptional success rate is because of setting and forcing the highest standards in our practice to maintain a vibrant and functional smile without compromising your safety and overall health.  We believe that the most aesthetic results are created by first considering the health, function, and anatomical accuracy of the patient’s smile.  Thus, we aim to provide less invasive techniques, biocompatible & toxic-free materials, superior & natural methods, proven holistic principles & protocols, durable & long-lasting treatments, and modern & advanced technologies.

  2. The reason for our standing success is to rate our patients’ thankful trust in us; they listen to our advice. We believe that our patient needs to empower to take ownership of their oral and overall health. Thus, we constantly advocate and educate our patients about healthier lifestyles and choices; we encourage them to reduce or avoid sugar and carbohydrate consumption, to completely avoid alcohol and smoking, and to do regular exercise to achieve better results.

We use only FDA-approved, metal-free, and biocompatible restoration materials from highly reputable USA and Switzerland companies such as 3M that have proven clinical success. We create your solid porcelain or zirconia (LAVA 3M) crowns at only high-end and the best local USA laboratories where they customize it from your unique high precision digital tooth impression by iTero Element® (No more gooey impression materials).  We choose only local laboratories that follow American and California standards; we don’t choose an unknown laboratory from other countries with compromised standards. We also follow your biocompatibility test result to choose the most biocompatible materials.



With new oral sedation technology, our DOCS Education certified dentist and anesthesiologist (MD) offer several different sedation and anesthesia methods from mild to moderate to ensure our patients are free of any anxiety and comfortable throughout their painless safe silver/amalgam restoration removal.

At Aria Dental, we have designed a state-of-the-art dental practice with the latest in cutting-edge technology and techniques as well as the best in infection control and sterilization procedures.  We offer the best, innovative treatment options, including digital iTero Element, digital impression, laser dentistry & LANAP,  3-dimensional CT-Scan, sedation dentistry,  digital occlusal (bite) analysis, ozone generator technology, digital x-rays, and stem cells (PRGF) technique.


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