Why should you consider mercury free dentistry in Lakewood?

Dr. Scott Stewart at South Lakewood Dental explains why you should consider mercury free dentistry in lakewood

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 the possible dangers of using mercury in your teeth. It is possible that mercury commonly used in metal amalgam fillings releases harmful mercury vapor, which is the most dangerous form of mercury for a person’s health. Although studies are still being done to confirm the dangers of mercury use in dental fillings, there are possible links between having amalgam fillings and certain health problems such as kidney problems. Working with amalgam fillings also poses a danger to dental workers and the environment. Now that there are much safer options for durable filling materials, why would you want to risk using mercury and other metals?

Appearance

Who wants to have unsightly metal in their teeth? Not only does having metal in your smile seem unnatural, it looks unnatural as well. Gray metal fillings in the middle of an otherwise white smile can look jarring and unattractive. Besides the possible health benefits of choosing a different filling material, this decision could also make your smile look better. Most alternatives to metal amalgam fillings are tooth-colored, which means that when you get a filling with these materials, your smile will still look naturally white.

You don’t have to worry about risking your health or the health of others because of mercury if you choose a dentist who offers mercury free dentistry for patients in the Lakewood area. Give South Lakewood Dental a call at (855) 233-0023 to make an appointment and give us a chance to care for your smile in the safest way possible.

 

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