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The FDA has advised ‘vulnerable’ groups - pregnant and lactating women; women trying to conceive; fetuses, infants and younger kids; those with neurological or kidney issues; and those allergic to mercury – to avoid dental amalgam. We take this advice very seriously. That’s why we consider mercury-free smiles as a priority!
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The importance of safe dental fillings near Charlotte, NC

Dental Fillings in Charlotte NC Area

Patients often have a feeling of dread when they learn they have a cavity. Not only do they have concern about the cost, or the upcoming procedure, many patients worry about the type of materials that will be used. Dr. William Virtue of Virtue Dental Care helps his Charlotte, NC-area patients understand how cavity restoration procedures are performed and carefully explains their options for safe dental fillings.  

Cavity restoration is a simple and effective dental procedure

In the field of dentistry, filling a cavity is one of the most common dental procedures. To restore the tooth, the dentist will start by administering local anesthesia. Once the tooth and gums are numb, the decayed area of the tooth will be removed. The missing part of the tooth is filled, and the dentist reshapes the tooth to ensure proper bite and appearance. Patients can resume normal activities as soon as the anesthesia wears off.

Choosing mercury-free dental fillings

Many adults with filled cavities likely have silver or metal fillings in their mouth. These fillings, which were widely used for many years, are made of metal that includes nearly 50 percent mercury. The fillings were used because they were thought to be durable, safe, and less expensive.  However, in recent years, concern over the potential toxicity of mercury has been raised as studies link mercury to several diseases including Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue, heart disease, and tremors. Now, many dentists are using mercury-free composite fillings instead of the traditional metal fillings.

In addition to being made of completely safe materials, these metal-free fillings give patients a happier smile because the fillings have a natural tooth-colored appearance. With the composite material, most people can’t tell where the tooth stops, and the filling starts. Additionally, the mercury-free fillings are durable and less likely to crack or pull away from the teeth.

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Finding a dentist you can trust

If you want mercury-free restorations instead of traditional metal fillings, consider the following:

  • Find a dentist who will care for you as a person. While mercury-free fillings are gaining popularity, it helps to find a dentist who truly believes in the health benefits it offers. Dr. Virtue believes that the health of your mouth affects the health of your body, and that the reverse is true. With a focus on your overall health and wellbeing patients can trust that the Virtue Dental Care team will only treat you with necessary and safe procedures.
  • Find a dentist who knows how to remove mercury fillings. Most dentists don’t recommend taking silver fillings out unless they are cracked or beginning to chip. However, if you do need to have one removed, you should feel confident that the dentist is experienced and trained on the proper way to handle the material. Dr. Virtue follows established protocol, ensuring that the mercury material does not cause harm to the patient, the staff, or himself. Then the material is disposed of properly, keeping the environment safe as well.

If you’re considering mercury safe fillings, call Virtue Dental Care at  (336) 606-0040 today to learn more.

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I started coming here about 3 years ago. Dr. Taylor is the best. She explains everything and listens to what you have to say. Shannon one of the hygienist is the very best that I have ever had to clean my teeth. She is very thorough at what she does. Staff is always friendly
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Dr. William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM best doctor near Rochester, MI

William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM
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William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM studied dentistry at Indiana University and opened Virtue Dental Care in 1979. He became interested in biological dentistry many years ago as he realized that dentistry should benefit one’s overall health and not just oral health. That is why he practices mercury-safe, biocompatible dentistry in accordance with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology’s (IAOMT) health and safety standards. He is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified by the IAOMT too.
Dr. Virtue was President of the Forum for Contemporary Dental Esthetics and the IAOMT, of which he is also a Fellow. He enjoys teaching biological dentistry to dentists and staff. He continues to educate himself on developments in dentistry to provide the best services for patients.


DR. MARY KATHERINE TAYLOR, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT best doctor near Rochester, MI

Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT


Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT became interested in dentistry at an early age and volunteered at dental clinics. A student of Starmount High School and Wake Forest University, she earned her dental degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She is passionate about education and prevention: She updates her knowledge with a variety of continuous education courses while teaching patients about caring for and maintaining their teeth for a long, healthy life.