Virtue Dental Care, 301 East Lee Avenue, Yadkinville, NC 27055 Direction
Virtue Dental Care Patients:
(336) 679-2034
New Patients:
(336) 606-0040
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Holistic practice in Yadkinville NC uses a safe approach to removal of mercury fillings

The piedmont Triad is home to more than 350 dentists. As a biological or holistic practice, Virtue Dental Care’s services and approaches revolve around the fact that oral health and overall health are linked. You really can’t have one without the other. Accordingly, every facet of each procedure must enhance the patient’s health and quality of life and not present new problems and challenges.

The use of non-metal materials in fillings and other restorations is a cornerstone of the holistic dental practice.

For optimal safety, it is not sufficient that a doctor avoids the use of mercury-containing products. The dental team must also be mercury-safe.

Mercury exposure

Mercury vapors pose a threat to both patient and staff when they are released at the dentist’s office during the removal of silver fillings. For this reason, the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology has established recommendations for dentists to safely remove these types of restorations.

Should removal techniques such as high volume suction, masks, and water irrigation not be used, mercury levels in the body have been known to increase significantly following the procedure. Chronic symptoms associated with mercury exposure in a large body of research – from digestive disorders to mental and emotional conditions – may also become worse.

Virtue Dental Care: Truly Mercury Safe Dentists Yadkinville NC

Many dentists no longer place the dental amalgam. Few practitioners, however, are trained and equipped to safely remove these metal restorations. Virtue Dental Care adheres to the IAOMT guidelines.

Devices are present onsite to properly collect and remove mercury wastes and vapors. Procedures are in place to prevent toxic particles from being spread to other parts of the body, and to minimize mercury exposure as fillings are removed. Over the shorter term, you achieve a beautiful new smile, thanks to Dr. Virtue’s use of ceramics that look, feel, and function like natural, healthy teeth.

Virtue Dental Care Patients call (336) 679-2034 and New Patients call (336) 606-0040 to schedule an appointment.


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