In order to keep our patients safe and healthy, our dentist, Dr. Farhad Sharifi, practices mercury-free dentistry. Our team does all we can to avoid the health risks associated with products containing mercury, like metal amalgam. If you are interested in learning more about our mercury-free dentistry in Oceanside, California, please contact North Coast Dental Excellence now at 760-941-1414.
Mercury-free dentistry is a term used to describe the practice of using mercury-free dental materials. Mercury is a toxic element that can cause health problems. Some people believe that mercury exposure from dental fillings can contribute to neurological problems, autoimmune diseases and other health problems. There is no scientific evidence to support these claims, but mercury-free dentistry is becoming more popular as people become more aware of the potential risks of mercury exposure.
Dental amalgam is composed of a mixture of metals, including silver, mercury, tin, copper and other trace metals. In addition to containing mercury, this material can also eventually lead to fracturing and cracking in the teeth, as opposed to composite material, which works to help strengthen tooth structure in addition to being more aesthetic and natural-looking.
As a mercury-free dental office, our dentist and team use only materials that do not contain mercury. This includes the materials used to provide fillings, crowns and other dental prosthetics. We are also trained to offer services such as amalgam removal and safe mercury disposal.
If you are concerned about mercury exposure, talk to our dentist about mercury-free dental options. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment and learn more!