Nancy Nehawandian DDS    

Mercury Safe & Mercury Free (Amalgam Filling Free)

Los Gatos, CA • 408-354-5600

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

Top Down Dental is mercury-free and mercury-safe. Dr. Nancy Nehawandian strives to provide her patients with the most holistic, health-based, and compassionate dentistry available. An essential part of her mission is to educate patients about the integral relationship between dental wellness and overall wellbeing so that they can make informed decisions about their dental care that promote overall health, and choose dental treatments that have long-term positive impacts. She believes “You cannot be truly healthy without good oral health,” and that good oral health can be impacted by other health factors. 

Holistic Dentistry 
Holistic dentistry means providing oral healthcare that is good for the body as a whole. It means recognizing that oral health has an integral and reciprocal relationship with the health of your entire body. Sickness in the mouth can and will spread to the rest of the body, while health conditions elsewhere in the body, including psychological conditions, can manifest themselves in the mouth, preventing you from achieving good oral health.

Dr. Nehawandian has advanced training and offers a wide range of state-of-the-art treatments that combine dental science, leading-edge technology, and a welcoming, comfortable experience to provide for her patients’ physical and emotional well-being. And when necessary she partners with treatment providers in a wide range of disciplines to ensure her patients are always getting the comprehensive care they need.

Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal 
Mercury fillings represent an ongoing threat to your health, so it’s important to remove them. But the process of removal can actually be even more dangerous than leaving your fillings in, unless it’s done properly. That’s why Dr. Nehawandian not only encourages the removal of mercury amalgam fillings, but removes them using protocols designed to minimize contamination of your body, the dental office, and the environment based on recommendations of a number of prominent holistic dental organizations. For information about why it's important to use a mercury safe dentist, Click Here.

Whole Body Dental Philosophy 
Although there are many ways that your oral health can impact your body, two of the most significant are oral infections and TMJ (bite problems).

When bacteria infect your gums and teeth, they find direct access to your blood, which, in turn, allows them to spread through the body. They can readily access your heart, kidneys, lungs, and brain, often causing significant damage and may spawn secondary infections. They also create a chronic inflammatory condition, which, in turn, can cause widespread injury to the body and may trigger autoimmune disorders. 

TMJ, temporomandibular joint disorder, occurs when your jaw joint isn’t functioning properly. Because the jaw muscles partner with muscles in the head and neck, their imbalance can spread to their partners, and then their partners’ partners, affecting the function of the entire body’s musculoskeletal system. 

Dr. Nehawandian emphasizes a patient-first approach that utilizes non-invasive treatments whenever possible, and takes advantage of advances in dental technology and materials to provide quality care.

Continuing Education 
Dr. Nehawandian is partly able to offer such quality dental care because she has never ceased in her quest to continue learning about the best techniques and technologies in dental care. Since completing her dental degree, she has taken over 2600 hours of continuing education, with a strong emphasis on many aspects of holistic dentistry. In addition, she has earned the rank of Fellow from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), an acknowledgement of the comprehensive nature of her dental education.

Among the treatments we offer are:

  • Digital X-Rays
  • Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
  • Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
  • Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Mercury Free (Amalgam Free) Fillings
  • Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
  • Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Dental Implant Placement & Maintenance
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction
  • TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
  • The K-7 evaluation system for TMJ
  • Snoring and Sleep Disorders
  • Oral Surgery
  • Family Dentistry
  • Sealants
  • Mouth Guards & Night Guards
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Diagnodent: Laser Cavity Detection

Cosmetic Dentistry
Looking good is an essential function of your teeth, and many of the things that might make your teeth unhealthy can also impact their appearance--and vice-versa. That’s why we consider the appearance of your teeth in every treatment we perform, and we offer procedures intended to improve the appearance of your smile while promoting its health, including:

  • Orthodontics (Including Invisalign 
  • Dental Implants
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Teeth Whitening


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

Participation in dental organizations helps her learn from her peers and holds her to the highest standards of dental practice. Among the organizations Dr. Nehawandian is a member of are:

  • International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD)
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • California Dental Association (CDA)
  • Santa Clara County Dental Society (SCCDS) 
  • American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA)
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO)

About Dr. Nehawandian 
Dr. Nehawandian has devoted her dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, non-invasive, biocompatible dentistry. She is also a proponent of making the dental office occupationally safe regarding mercury and she strives to protect the patient, the staff, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office. Her goal is to provide optimum and long lasting solutions for a healthy mouth, healthy body and ultimately a healthy life for all her patients.

Dr. Nehawandian lives in Saratoga with her husband and two children. They enjoy the benefits of the area, including the closeness of the mountains, where they often travel for skiing. To learn more about the many advanced qualifications of Dr. Nehawandian please Click Here.

About the Team of Top Down Dental 
Our team is made up of dedicated, highly trained, and caring professionals. They are all dedicated to the goals of the practice, and strive to make every patient feel comfortable and welcome even as they assist in providing the highest quality dental care available.

To learn more about our practice, please visit Our Office Website. You can also read Testimonials from our many satisfied patients by Clicking Here.

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 or Tom McGuire, DDS.)

A Personal Note from Dr. Tom

I have spoken at length with Dr. Nehawandian and consider her to be a dedicated, well trained, experienced and caring holistic, mercury safe dentist. I am impressed with the depth of her knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and her ongoing effort to educate her patients. She also utilizes this knowledge when designing the treatment of her patients.

Her concern for her patients health, her ongoing training in cosmetic (particularly at the highly respected LVI), and traditional dentistry, along with her commitment to safely remove amalgam fillings, makes her ideally suited to remove and replace them. I am especially impressed with her dedication to Patient Education as it is such an important part of oral and overall health. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a caring holistic and mercury free dentist.

Dr. Nehawandian is also a Charter Member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD). I suggest you visit to her website to learn more about her and her approach to dentistry.When you visit her office please tell her where you found out about her and say hello for me. Thanks!  

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