What is a Mercury Free – Mercury Safe Dental Practice?

Mercury-free:Mercury amalgam has been used as a filling material since 1816.

Since then new strong filling materials have been invented and new dental equipment like dental water lasers and air abrasion, make it possible to make mercury (silver) fillings redundant.  Therefore, we do not place mercury amalgam fillings.

 

Mercury-safe: Because of the toxic nature of mercury and the proximity of the mouth to the brain, it is critical to remove mercury amalgam fillings using safe protocols.

 

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One Response to What is a Mercury Free – Mercury Safe Dental Practice?

  1. Maree says:

    Hi Simon. Because I had breast cancer and found it to be estogen driven I am I bit cautious about using resin fillings. I understand you use filter supreme. I looked on goggle but could not see any information about cytotoxicity. I guess what you use is BPA free? Can you provide A web site specific to help me in my understanding?
    Mare

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