Over the years, the controversy of whether to use silver mercury fillings have heightened. 50% of these fillings are of made of mercury, which can be toxic to the human body. Mercury from these fillings is constantly being released which when inhaled into the lungs, have serious health effects.
Instead, patients who visit a mercury free dentist in Central HK can rest easy knowing that this poisonous substance is not used in their smiles for restoring areas of tooth decay. In our practice, we want to ensure that everything we provide for our patients is holistic and biocompatible, which includes using composite resin fillings instead of silver amalgam. This ensures that mercury exposure is eliminated and patients can maintain their overall health and wellbeing rather than risking chronic medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.
A mercury free dentist in Central HK also provides safe silver amalgam removal. It is important for dentists to remove silver amalgam fillings very carefully and safely. Specialised techniques need to be employed to ensure that there is no excessive exposure to the vapours. Only mercury safe dentists remove silver amalgam fillings by following the protocols which have been set forth by the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicity) to ensure protection of the patient, dentist, and any medical professionals in the room during the removal of these metal fillings. Specific protocols which must be followed to maintain healthy practices include the use of barriers, air filters, special mouth rinses, vacuums, and proper disposal of mercury fillings after removal.
Patients should always consider a family dental practice that is focused on providing holistic, biological dentistry to ensure health and wellbeing. Knowing how mercury can affect the mouth and overall health of the body can help patients understand the importance of avoiding the placement of silver amalgam fillings and consider the benefits of having them safely removed from the teeth. Visiting a practice that promotes the elimination of silver amalgam fillings and mercury exposure can help patients achieve optimum health.