Dr. William Virtue discusses the benefits of biological dentistry
Dr. William Virtue, of Virtue Dental Care, is committed to providing his patients with biological cosmetic and general dentistry. His practice focuses on ensuring everything done to the mouth is appropriate and it will not harm the body. Biological dentists benefit patients in many ways.
Reduces Mercury Exposure
Silver amalgam fillings, which are often used to restore a tooth after cavities have occurred, contain up to 50 percent mercury, which releases toxins that can be harmful to the body. A biological dentist such as Dr. William Virtue avoids the use of silver amalgam to reduce mercury exposure. Patients who have silver amalgam fillings and want them removed must have them done through a professional to reduce exposure during removal. Dr. William Virtue removes silver amalgam fillings per the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) protocol, which ensures the safety of everyone in the area.
Dr. William Virtue uses composite materials for restoring teeth after decay. Composite fillings are tooth-colored and blend in with the structure of the tooth to disguise it within the smile.
Knowledge of Oral Systemic Connection
It is important for all materials that enter the body to be biocompatible. With biological dentistry, Dr. William Virtue maintains the health of the smile and body by using appropriate materials. This is due to the oral systemic connection. Patients with periodontal disease may also find that their overall health is compromised due to the bacteria being carried through the bloodstream to other parts of the body. The oral systemic connection continues to be studied, and biological dentists are committed to ensuring everything they do is favorable to the health and wellness of the mouth and body.
Dr. William Virtue and the team at Virtue Dental Care of Yadkinville, NC love to help new and existing patients maintain the beauty and health of their smiles in a way that is as safe as possible for the body. If you live in the area and are interested in biological dentistry, contact us today to schedule a consultation visit with our friendly, compassionate staff.