Though mercury amalgam fillings were once the standard in dentistry, more and more dentists and patients alike are choosing alternatives such as tooth-colored fillings. Not only do these fillings look better, but many experts believe they are safer for your health and the environment as well. When you are ready to have your old metal fillings replaced, you should choose Scott Stewart DDS, BCNP, a mercury safe dentist at South Lakewood Dental who will take the measures necessary to remove these potentially hazardous materials from your smile properly. Removal First, when you are having amalgam fillings removed, they are known … Continue reading
Traditionally, the primary substance dentists had to place fillings in teeth damaged by decay was metal amalgam. This substance is generally composed of 50 percent mercury, roughly 22-32 percent silver and lesser amounts of tin and copper. Mercury amalgam became the preferred filling material for dentists since the 1800s due to how easily these fillings could be placed and how cost effective and durable they were. Today, we know that what is easiest and cheapest is not always what is best, and especially because of the high level of mercury present in amalgam fillings, they have come under much scrutiny … Continue reading
You should be able to trust your dentist to use the best possible materials in your smile, but sadly many dentists don’t take as much care as they should in this area. Traditionally, dentists have used metals bonded with 50 percent mercury as material for fillings, but recently the safety of these materials have come into serious question. If you care about your health and the beauty of your smile, you might want to consider seeing a dentist who offers mercury free dentistry in Lakewood. Safety The most important reason you should choose a dentist who avoids using mercury is … Continue reading
Many people are well aware of the concerns about the effect of mercury on the human body. Mercury exposure can increase risk for negative effects on the brain and kidneys as well as allergic reactions. Some people even go to great lengths to avoid mercury exposure in their diet and immediate environment. It may surprise some that one of the most common exposures to mercury is from dental amalgam, a combination of silver, tin, copper, and mercury that is estimated to be in over 80 percent of the fillings in America. Mercury exposure risk increases as it is heated, which … Continue reading
Dr. Scott Stewart - South Lakewood Dental
Whilst being passionate about his service to the community, Dr. Stewart is a revolutionary in his approach to tackling dental health care issues. He is a firm believer in the harmonious balance of the body as opposed to treating symptoms. He emphasizes on the holistic practice of wellbeing and addressing underlying issues to make the “whole person” healthier.