Patients, look no further to find which dentist provides mercury free dentistry in Central HK
While many dental providers still use silver amalgam for fillings, it is important for patients to be aware of the potential negative health effects from this material. While many people still believe in the safety of these fillings, more and more studies are showing how toxic mercury can be to the body. Silver amalgam fillings are composed of over 50 percent mercury, and exposure to those vapors can have consequences that effect both oral and systemic health.
Dr. Tong is a mercury free dentistry provider in the Central HK area who believes strongly in the use of safe, biocompatible materials in her practice. She does not use silver amalgam fillings for patients and adheres to the standards of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology when removing them for patients.
One of the most important aspects of a mercury free provider is the safe removal of amalgam fillings as set forth by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. It is important to take the necessary steps to reduce exposure to toxic mercury vapors for the patient, the staff, and the environment. When removing amalgam fillings, Dr. Tong ensures that the rooms are equipped with proper ventilation, that patients’ mouths are protected with the use of rubber dams, that high volume suction is utilized, and that the staff properly disposes of amalgam waste.
Instead of amalgam fillings, Dr. Tong utilizes biocompatible composite fillings. Composite resin is a durable material that can withstand the force of biting and chewing and is tooth-colored to provide a more natural finish than amalgam. Composite fillings are indistinguishable from natural tooth enamel once placed.
In addition to being mercury-free, Dr. Tong also works closely with nutritionists and other holistic healthcare providers to help patients improve overall health and wellness.
If you live in the Central HK area and are ready to visit with a mercury free family dentist, contact Dr. Tong today. She is always excited about accepting new patients into her practice and welcomes anyone who desires a natural and total-health approach to oral care.
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