Mercury Free, Mercury Safe
Centerville, OH holistic dental practice offers mercury-free biological dentistry
Throughout history, the mouth was treated as a separate entity from the rest of the body. Biological dentistry is a forerunner in treating the patient as a person, rather than addressing a symptom or body part. Holistic dental providers, Dr. Daniel Cobb and Dr. Douglas Nyakundi, bring this forward-thinking level of care to patients in the Centerville, OH area.
Your mouth is the gateway to your body. Everything that goes into it, from nourishment to dental products, has an impact on the rest of your physiology. Biological dentistry considers your overall state of physical and emotional health. Our team uses biologically-friendly materials and techniques to keep your mouth healthy, without compromising wellness. Our mercury-free, holistic dental practices focus on overall patient health, safety, and wellness.
- Mercury-free dentistry – Silver-colored amalgam fillings contain about 50 percent mercury. Mercury is a neurotoxin that has been linked to a myriad of neurological and other health issues. At Alex Bell Dental, we do not place mercury fillings. We use composite resin filling materials and porcelain inlays, onlays, and crowns that are safe and look natural.
- Mercury-safe amalgam removal – Mercury can be absorbed and ingested. This makes the inhaled vapors and particles a notable risk. Our practice adheres to the strict guidelines laid out by the IAOMT for safe amalgam removal. By following these methods, mercury exposure is minimized for the patient, dental staff, and the environment.
- Hazmat process for amalgam removal – Dental amalgam particles are a source of toxic mercury. We follow proper disposal methods. Waste management includes separate systems for vaporous mercury and for scrap amalgam, properly storing mercury material, and using a certified biomedical waste carrier.
- Fluoride avoidance – A growing body of research supports the potential health threats from fluoride. We do not advocate topical fluoride treatment or oral supplements. Rather, we work with you to develop healthy nutritional and lifestyle habits that provide beneficial mineral levels naturally.
At Alex Bell Dental, you are more than a patient. We are committed to helping you enjoy life to the fullest with a beautiful smile and robust health. Call (937) 435 7311.