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Why patients choose Sonoma dentist Dr. Smida for amalgam removal

Why patients choose Sonoma dentist
There are several advantages that stem from choosing a holistic or biological dentist to manage your oral health needs. The comprehensive list has a singular point of origin, which is that a holistic dentist looks beyond teeth and gums, and past the thought of an “ideal” smile, and sees the person behind it all. Dental care like this can seem hard to come by, but patients of Dr. Smida experience it during their routine or special-care visits to Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County.

A different view of dental materials

One of the signatures of holistic dentistry is the avoidance of amalgam, also referred to as “silver fillings.” Should you require repair of a filling, you will receive care involving a metal-free option such as composite or possibly porcelain, depending on the extent of restoration needed. Avoidance of the use of dental amalgam is directly related to the inclusion of mercury in this material. Though an amalgam filling cures once it is placed in a tooth, that does not mean the mercury becomes inert. On the contrary, vapors that leak from amalgam fillings have been shown to raise a number of concerns.

Research on mercury in dental amalgam has been conducted for several years, and it has revealed some significant facts:

  • The use of mercury has been banned in numerous countries due to its classification as a neurotoxin, which means that its effects are seen in the nervous system.
  • Because the body has no natural detoxification mechanism against mercury, no amount of exposure is safe.
  • Amalgam fillings are a constant source of mercury exposure, and this leads to accumulation of the toxin throughout the body, including the brain.
  • The more fillings a person has, the higher mercury levels are in the brain.
  • Some of the health concerns linked to amalgam include heart disease, anxiety, lupus, and insomnia.
  • Only one naturally-occurring substance is classified as more toxic than mercury.

What about existing fillings?

A larger percentage of dentists today are avoiding the use of mercury, but what can be done with amalgam fillings have been in the mouth for years? These restorations pose a threat to general health and wellness, but standard removal only increases exposure to toxic mercury. Dr. Smida has been trained in a precise protocol for amalgam removal that minimizes risks. The step-by-step process developed by members of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology includes details such as high-volume suction, filtration, and a unique cutting technique, which replaces drilling.

Gain freedom from toxic mercury fillings. Call (707) 781-8550 for safe mercury removal.

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Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine
  • AAO
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Cosmetic and Adhesive Dentistry
  • California Dental Association
  • American Dental Society of Europe
  • Redwood Empire Dental Society
  • Member of the Holistic Dental Association
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