Holistic and Mercury Free Dentistry

As IAOMT and SMART-certified dentists in Black Mountain, NC, Drs. Anders and Armistead practice holistic dentistry, treating the whole person to offer safe, alternative dental treatments to improve oral and overall well-being. 

The holistic dentistry services we offer patients include:

Biocompatibility and Toxicology Testing

Anders Dental uses biocompatibility testing to determine if certain dental materials are safe for our patients, especially those with allergies and sensitivities. 

We review your results to provide personalized, safe dental treatments and ensure effective, patient-centered care. Additionally, results inform us if chelation is needed for optimum health. Chelation is a process where a substance that binds to mercury and other heavy metals is introduced into the body to act as a magnet to attract them and carry them out of the body, decreasing your metal toxicity load and improving your health. 

pH and Oral DNA Testing

pH testing is vital to determining the acidity in your mouth that may contribute to recurring cavities, tooth decay, and other oral health concerns. pH imbalances can indicate what treatments are best for your specific needs. Testing requires a simple saliva test easily done in the office.

Oral DNA testing is also a saliva test and is recommended when certain health conditions, such as periodontal disease, don’t improve despite dental interventions. Oral DNA testing helps determine if there is a bacterial or other underlying problem that needs targeting to improve results. 


Anders Dental takes a fluoride-free approach to dentistry, from the water we use in the office to the dental products we carry and prescribe.


We practice mercury-free dentistry, which includes the removal of mercury fillings. Instead of mercury, we use only biocompatible materials that are well-tolerated by patients. In addition to our mercury-free approach, we use an amalgam separator in our office, which pulls toxic metals like silver and mercury out of the water supply so it does not pollute wastewater.

Schedule an Appointment with Anders Dental!

Anders Dental has various professional services, including holistic and gentle approaches to dental care. We provide preventative and restorative dentistry services in Black Mountain, NC, to anyone six and up. Same-day treatment options are available for multiple procedures and emergency appointments.