About Dr. Tom McGuire's Educational Video DVD: Mercury - The Poison in Your Teeth
Mercury is a powerful poison and anyone who has mercury amalgam (silver) fillings is being poisoned by them every day. Most dental patients aren't aware of this fact or if they do - may be skeptical. In fact, according to a Zogby Poll, over 76% of those surveyed didn't even know that mercury was the main component of amalgam fillings. Dr. Tom McGuire's 'Mercury: The Poison in Your Teeth' Video DVD demonstration not only proves that mercury is released from amalgams - but that more mercury vapor is released from brushing a single mercury amalgam filling than is allowed by governmental regulatory agencies at the workplace.
His 6 minute continuous loop video uses charts and other visuals to explain the toxicity of mercury and visually demonstrates the amount of mercury vapor released by various forms of amalgam stimulation by the patient - and at the dental office. These include;
- Chewing Food
- Tooth Brushing
- Tooth Grinding
- Wet Polishing
- Dry Polishing
- Unsafe Removal
It also clearly makes the connection between mercury released from amalgam fillings and the numerous symptoms and serious health issues known to be directly related to chronic mercury poisoning. (Dr. McGuire uses a Jerome Mercury Vapor Analyzer - accepted and used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - for his demonstration.)
The DVD supports your efforts to educate your patients and promotes your Mercury Safe Practice. The format allows you to play it for patients at your office and is the most effective way to educate them about this controversial issue - in an objective, scientific way. (It is ideal for in-office use as it will work on a computer or DVD player and continuously replays itself until you stop it.)
The DVD is informative, patient friendly, and the visual demonstration compelling. It is specifically designed to save you and your staff valuable time educating patients about this important topic. Dr. McGuire's video also offers the advantage of being produced by one of the leading authorities on mercury amalgam fillings and Mercury Safe Dentistry. Dr. McGuire is solely responsible for its content and - because it was produced by a highly credible 3rd party source - you will not be responsible for its content.
Not only will the video DVD be an essential component of your patient education program but it will also serve as a very cost-effective marketing tool that will promote your Mercury Safe Practice. Further results from the Zogby study mentioned above will demonstrate why. Ninety-two (92) percent of those surveyed wanted to be informed of their options with respect to mercury and non-mercury dental filling materials. In addition, a vast majority of Americans (77%) would choose higher cost fillings that do not contain mercury - if given the choice.
The results of this survey clearly prove that most;
- people don't know mercury is in amalgam fillings.
- want to know their options.
- would choose other fillings over amalgam.
Thus, not only is it your responsibility to inform your patients about these issues - and the right thing to do - but in doing so you will be giving the patient the choice he or she needs to make an informed decision about whether or not to have their amalgams safely removed and replaced. Because this choice is not just about their teeth, but their overall health as well, it is obvious that patients will share this information with their friends and family.
Spread the Word
As I mentioned, once patients see the video they will want family and friends to view it. The best way to do this is to put a link to Dr. McGuire's YouTube video on your website (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp8Rg8hNGwA) or refer them to Dr. Tom's Website, www.mercurysafedentists.com. This is an excellent way to reach people who are not yet your patients, let them know who you are, and help spread the word!