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Not long ago, metal amalgam was the mainstay for filling cavities to restore the shape and function of a tooth. However, metal fillings can negatively impact your smile’s appearance because of their dark color. But the mercury content of these fillings can potentially pose health hazards because mercury is broadly recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health agencies as toxic to humans. At Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry, in Beverly Hills, CA, biological dentists Dr. Frank Vidjak and Dr. Fanny Yacaman practice mercury-free dentistry, restoring health to patients’ smiles using safe materials that look as great as they function.
Mercury-free dentistry is safe for both patients and dentists alike! Unfortunately, amalgam fillings expose dentists to mercury regularly, which can negatively impact their overall health. In fact, the WHO cites dental amalgam as a potential occupational risk for dentists because amalgam contains up to 50% elemental mercury. Perhaps more importantly, we are committed to providing safe dental care and using non-toxic materials on our patients so we can uphold our calling to do no harm. Because mercury vaporizes at room temperature and is odorless, colorless, and tasteless in that state, patients and dentists could be routinely exposed to mercury when amalgam is used. Additionally, once placed in the mouth, the mercury in the amalgam has the potential to enter the bloodstream, routinely exposing you to this harmful and toxic material.
In addition to the safety benefits of mercury-free dentistry, there are other advantages as well:
We are always happy to answer any questions you have about mercury-free dentistry and its benefits for you. Call Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry today at (310) 861-3955 or book an appointment online!