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 dental toxins while maximizing their oral health.
- Special precautions when removing amalgam fillings.
- Specialized mercury filter in the office.
- Imported natural rinses and toothpastes (not available commercially).
- White dental fillings without BPA (bisphenol A), a known toxin in the vast majority of white filling materials.
Dental filling materials without BPA (Bisphenol A)
At Dentistry on Sheppard, we use white filling materials without BPA (bisphenol a) a toxin.
We remove the fillings in an examination room with a special air filter that filters mercury out of the air while the patient is inhaling pure oxygen through their nose to minimize mercury vapour exposure.
Our latest mercury filter (on the far left) goes right below the patient's face and has 4 different filters to capture and redirect oral aerosols finer than 25 microns.
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 imported natural rinses and toothpastes that are only available in select North American dental clinics.
News - Holistic Dentistry Update – October 2015
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