Holistic Dentistry: A Safer Option

Holistic Dentistry: A Safer Option

holistic dentist Highland ParkIn the last few decades, Americans have grown increasingly health conscious – especially when it comes to reducing exposure to harsh metals and toxic chemicals. Our holistic dentist understands these concerns and offers mercury-free dentistry and safe amalgam removal to help our community stay as healthy as possible.

Mercury-Free Dentistry

Because of concerns regarding exposure to mercury vapors, our holistic dentist practices mercury-free dentistry.

This means that restorations we place are made from biocompatible materials like porcelain and composite resin. An added benefit to these healthier restoration materials is the fact that they produce very discreet dental work. Restorations such as fillings, inlays, and crowns made from biocompatible materials feel and look like natural teeth.

Our patients enjoy high-quality and long-lasting restorations that blend in perfectly with biological tooth structure.

Safe Amalgam Removal

Amalgam was a popular compound used to treat small areas of tooth decay. This compound was made from a mixture of metals, including up to 50% of mercury. Many oral healthcare professionals are concerned that exposure to mercury when amalgam fillings leak or heat up could be potentially harmful to their patients.

In an effort to mitigate any potential risks associated with amalgam fillings, our practice follows treatment protocols to safely remove old fillings. Our team utilizes techniques that prevent fillings from heating up too much from dental drills, advanced air filtration, and protective materials such as dental dam for the utmost safety.

We offer safe amalgam removal for those who want to remove old dental work and replace it with a more attractive alternative.

Quality Holistic Care

In addition to practicing mercury-free dentistry, our team takes our patients’ total health into account when diagnosing and treating oral health conditions. We prioritize the need for prevention through healthy lifestyle choices, well-rounded diets, and routine checkups to help our patients maintain great health.

If you have questions about holistic dentistry and how it can benefit you, give our team a Kozlow & Rowell Dentistry a call to reserve a consultation.