We live in an age where people are taking better charge of their health. We know the importance of eating right and exercising. We’re also more aware of what we put into our bodies. Holistic dentists follow that line of thought as well.
Holistic Dentistry Sees Your Body as a Whole
We’re realizing more and more that your dental health affects your overall health. A doctor once told me, “When I can’t figure out what’s going on with a patient, but I know something’s wrong, I send them to a dentist. More than half the time, that solves the problem.” He’s right. When your oral health is in good shape, you’ll feel better overall.
At Angel Dental Care, we want to be sure we’re careful of everything we put into your body. Doctor’s take an oath that includes striving to do no harm. For us, that means being a mercury-free practice.
While the ADA has declared that amalgam fillings are safe, we realize patients are often uncomfortable using a dental filling that consists mostly of mercury, a known toxin. That’s why we place composite (white) dental fillings, which contain no mercury.
Sometimes we have patients come to us with a mouth full of mercury filled fillings. They want them out. We’re happy to do that, but we want you to be aware removing amalgam fillings requires some precautions. You don’t want to swallow or inhale any mercury or mercury vapors. Because of that danger, we do sanitary amalgam removal.
If you’re looking for a dentist that cares about your whole body, you may call our office to schedule an appointment or click here to request an appointment online.