Yadkinville residents learn the benefits of choosing a mercury safe dentist
Did you know that mercury may be present in your mouth? For years, mercury has been used in silver amalgam fillings as a treatment for tooth decay. Even with the knowledge that amalgam fillings contain mercury; some dentists still use them.
Many individuals now believe that ideal oral health is achieved with the help of a mercury safe dentist. For Yadkinville residents, that dentist is Dr. William Virtue of Virtue Dental Care. Dr. Virtue offers mercury safe general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services.
Benefits of composite fillings
There are alternatives to using silver fillings. Our practice recommends composite or tooth-colored fillings rather than amalgam. There are many advantages of composite fillings.
- Patients avoid the risk of mercury toxicity found with silver fillings. Mercury can leach into the body causing possible damage to the brain, nervous system, kidneys, and an unborn child’s health.
- Composite fillings help restore tooth strength. Amalgam fillings weaken or damage the tooth structure over time.
- Aesthetically speaking, composite fillings are more pleasing as they blend in and appear natural. Silver fillings are noticeable and give teeth a grayish color.
Dr. Virtue also offers the safe removal of amalgam fillings for patients who request it. The strict safety protocols of the IAOMT are followed in order to maintain the health of the patient as well as the safety of the dental staff. Your overall health is the priority.
At Virtue Dental Care, we are committed to patient health and safety through biocompatible and mercury safe dentistry. As a past president of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), Dr. William Virtue has extensive training and knowledge of dental practices that are free of contaminants. Virtue Dental Care Patients call (336) 679-2034 and New Patients call (336) 679-2034 today to schedule your appointment with a dentist who is focused on mercury safe oral care.