Removing Silver Amalgam Dental Fillings
Is there still silver in your smile?
Remember years ago, when you would visit your dentist and find out that you had a cavity even though you couldn't see it. You would nervously schedule an appointment to have it filled and return in a week or so.
On your return visit the doctor would fill your tooth to prevent the future problems that could arise from a growing cavity. Upon looking in a mirror however you'd noticed that there was an awful looking silver filling. You almost wished it was still the cavity that you couldn't see.
These metallic fillings were standard practice years ago. Not only are these fillings unattractive, but they contain over 50% mercury. Over time, silver amalgam fillings corrode, leak their contents and blacken not only the fillings but often the healthy tooth structure itself.
There is an alternative to silver fillings.
We are excited about a new initiative to minimize patients exposure to mercury while maximizing their oral health.
- Special precautions when removing amalgam fillings - nasal oxygen, rubber dams, air vacuums with specially formulated filters in front of patient's face, carefully "chunking out' any old mercury fillings with copious water irrigation, specialized room air filtration system to remove airborne mercury.
- White dental fillings not based on BPA chemistry. (BPA is a known toxin.)
We now have digital radiography. This exposes the patient to one third the normal radiation with better images for an easier and more definitive diagnosis.
As a complement to standard dental remedies we now offer several homeopathic therapies to improve and enhance your dental experience.
A great simple, time honoured technique to help fight gum disease and dental caries.
We also use natural rinses and toothpastes to facilitate oral health while respecting one's whole body health and safety.
News - Holistic Dentistry Update – October 2015
New evidence and ideas have recently come to light showing an even stronger relationship between overall health and oral health than previously believed. Both of the two main oral disease - gum disease and cavities – have been shown to correlate to overall health. Read more …
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