West Palm Beach area patients ask, “Why should you remove mercury fillings from the smile?”
At Pure Dental Care in the West Palm Beach area, we want to offer only the best, safest solutions for the smile. We provide biological dental care solutions for patients who want to ensure that everything done with the teeth is holistic in nature. This means that some patients may visit for safe mercury removal.
Mercury is found in silver amalgam fillings that have been used for years to repair teeth that have been affected by cavities. Dentists used these metal fillings to maintain tooth structure and allow patients to keep their natural teeth. However, studies continue to show the negative aspect of silver amalgam fillings, and now patients are interested in having these fillings removed.
Why should you remove your mercury fillings? First, they are not aesthetic. They are dark and can also darken the existing enamel of the teeth. They are very noticeable when patients speak, laugh, and smile, which makes them a less desirable choice. Second, they are known for contributing to mercury toxicity. Mercury is a material that is known to be toxic to the body. It makes up approximately half of silver amalgam fillings. When heated while biting, chewing, and even enjoying warm beverages, it can release mercury into the bloodstream and increase the risk of several problems such as neurological issues and gastrointestinal issues. Many of these problems will go away once patients have their silver amalgam fillings removed.
If you live in or around the community of West Palm Beach and want additional information about the advantages of removing silver amalgam fillings and replacing them with more cosmetic options such as composite resin fillings, contact Pure Dental Care. We understand the importance of having a beautiful, healthy smile and encourage patients to consider the benefits of cosmetic and general dentistry services through our holistic practice. From ozone therapy to replacement of silver amalgam fillings, we can help you enjoy years of beautiful smiles!
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