Matthew Young DDS    

Mercury Free & Mercury Safe Dentistry

Hendersonville, NC • 828-693-8416

Mercury Free (Amalgam Silver Filling Free), Mercury Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Dr. Matthew Young's office is mercury-free (amalgam/silver filling-free) and mercury-safe and he is dedicated to the practice of healthy dentistry. His goal is to treat his patients in the most caring, holistic way possible and to share information about dental wellness with his patients so that they may make educated decisions about their oral health. He fully understands the important relationship of oral to overall health and realizes that; "You cannot be truly healthy without good oral health!"

Safe Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Young is aware that mercury vapor, dental infections, and TMJ (bite) problems can have a negative impact on oral and overall health. Because of these concerns, we focus on patient education and strive to remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in a safe way. For information about why it's important to use a mercury safe dentist, Click Here.

To accomplish this, we utilize removal protocols for safely removing amalgam fillings based on the recommendations of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and New Directions Dentistry (NDD), which has set the standard for practicing mercury safe dentistry.

New Directions Dentistry Course: How to Make Your Practice Mercury Safe
Dr. Young has completed the NDD course, and received his Certification, in How to Make Your Practice Mercury Safe - Minimizing Occupational Exposure to Mercury in the Dental Office. This is the only course of its kind offered to dentists and qualifies him to remove mercury amalgam fillings safely, protecting himself, his staff, his patients and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury vapor at the dental office. It also qualifies him to be a Green Dental Practice regarding mercury. For more information about why we use safe removal protocols and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.

Holistic Dentistry
Holistic/Biological Dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated oral structures are a part of the whole body. Because of this important relationship, we offer a wide range of treatment options. Dr. Young also takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science, modern technology, and years of experience with a deep concern for his patients' physical health and emotional well-being and comfort.

Whole Body Dental Philosophy
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of biocompatible dental materials whenever possible. He also works closely with highly qualified health professionals to assist him in his efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. His Health-Focused - Patient First approach to holistic dentistry means that he treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures, with specific regard to how that treatment will affect the entire body.

Continuing Education
Dr. Young takes numerous continuing education courses to stay current on the latest in techniques, dental materials and equipment. He works closely with many health professionals to ensure his patients are provided with the very best treatment. We work in conjunction with Great Smokies Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina. They are leaders in alternative and holistic medicine and perform immune system tests as well as heavy metal testing to determine the body burden of mercury before mercury chelation can begin.

Many of our patients have seen dramatic improvements in symptoms related to chronic diseases. However, a dentist can never promise an improvement in a patient's conditions until after a qualified physician evaluates them first and works as a team in the whole process.

We also work with patients who want to remove the galvanic stress from the teeth to reduce unwanted signals from traveling down tooth-body meridians. Meridian Stress Analysis is also available with other providers in our area to test for your biocompatibility to dental materials.

Treatments and Services
Our office uses the latest in dental equipment and state-of-the-art technology to provide you with the best and safest treatment options and services available. These include:

  • Digital X-Rays
  • Preventive Dental Care and Education
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Safe Removal of Amalgam Silver Fillings
  • Full-Mouth Restoration
  • Snoring/Sleep Apnea Treatment
  • Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
  • Invisalign: Hidden Orthodontic Treatment
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Smile Design & Makeover
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Preservative Free Anesthetics
  • Dental Implants and Implant Restoration
  • Latex Free Material
  • TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment.
  • Oral Surgery
  • Family Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry
Our office also specializes in state of the art restorative and cosmetic dentistry to correct, restore or enhance your smile to fit your own unique facial form. Our goal is to integrate esthetics as part of total dental and overall health while creating an overall pleasing and natural facial appearance.


Dr. Young can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!

Associations & Organizations
Dr. Young is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:

About Dr. Young
Dr. Young has devoted his dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, non-invasive, biocompatible dentistry. He is also a proponent of making the dental office occupationally safe as possible regarding mercury and he strives to protect the patient, the staff, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office.

He grew up in a small town in central Indiana called Franklin, just south of Indianapolis. Going to the track to see the Indy 500 was a large part of his family time and has increased his interest in NASCAR today. He attended Davidson College, in North Carolina thus, began his love of the mountains. He tells his patients that the drive through Asheville was always the best part of the trip. After graduation from Indiana University School of Dentistry, he moved to Arden and went to work at the Buncombe County Health Department. In 1983 he purchased his office in Hendersonville, NC.

Our office is a comprehensive, restorative and preventative general practice, emphasis on biocompatible biologic technique. This means we do not place any mercury (51%)-silver(14%) fillings, use fluoride, latex, chemical x-rays, or preservative containing anesthetics.

Thanks for being a part of our dental family. The opportunity to serve the great people of western North Carolina is our honor and privilege. Changing people’s lives by making a significant improvement in their overall health through biologic dentistry has given us all a “new lease on life.

Our Staff
Our fantastic staff is made up of highly-trained, dedicated, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a unique team to bring you the highest quality holistic dental treatment in a healthy, caring, and supportive setting.


We would be honored to add you to our list of satisfied patients and encourage you to visit Our Office Website to learn more about Dr. Young and the many services and treatments he offers. We want to thank you for considering our office for your dental needs and we look forward to meeting you.


Patient Education 
Our dental practice is dedicated to patient education. As a member of Dr. Tom McGuire's International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) we work closely with him to support our goal of providing important information to our patients about numerous oral health that can affect overall health, including issues related to mercury amalgam (silver) fillings. Click on the appropriate link to access important information about these topics.

NEW! Dr. Tom McGuire's new YouTube Video, Mercury: The Poison in Your Teeth conclusively proves that amalgam/silver fillings not only release toxic mercury vapor - but that the common act of brushing just one amalgam filling - will release more mercury than allowed by governmental regulatory agencies at the workplace! It also tells you what you can do about it. Click Here to watch this amazing video demonstration - and don’t forget to tell your friends and family! (You can also access it by searching YouTube for The Poison in Your Teeth.)

A Personal Note from Dr. Tom

I've known Dr. Young personally for many years and he is an extraordinarily dedicated, well-trained trained, experienced and caring holistic dentist. We've had many in-depth conversations about his philosophy and approach to mercury safe, healthy dentistry and I agree with him.

He is passionate about healthy dentistry and continues to advance his dental skills by pursuing continuing education programs at the highest level and strives to practice safe and healthy holistic/biological dentistry. His office is probably the safest in regard to occupationally mercury safety and he is a pioneer in this area.

Dr. Young is fully aware of the effect that oral health can have on overall health and treats his patients accordingly. His advanced training in holistic and cosmetic dentistry and his concern for safely removing mercury amalgam fillings makes him ideally suited to remove and replace them.

Dr. Young is a past president of the highly regarded IAOMT and has been an outstanding leader in the efforts to ban amalgam fillings and make the dental office occupationally safe for mercury. He is also a Charter Member of the IAMSD and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking an experienced, caring and qualified mercury-safe dentist. I encourage you to visit his website to learn more about this exceptional dentist and his philosophy of healthy dentistry. When you visit his office, please let him know where you found out about him and say hello to him from me. Thanks!  

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