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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Mercury free dentist in NC also offers safe removal of silver fillings

A dental practice that is mercury-free is not the same as a practice deemed mercury-safe. While some dentists don’t place restorations that contain mercury, not all of those dentists are truly “mercury-safe.” Safe practices follow “SMART,” the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique developed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology. SMART is a series of research-based recommendations for removing silver fillings, designed to reduce mercury exposure to patients and staff.

As a past-president, fellow, and current secretary of the IAOMT, Dr. Virtue follows this protocol when removing amalgam and replacing it with beautiful, biocompatible, metal-free materials. He also teaches new members mercury-safe dentistry. During your appointment:

  • Amalgam is collected safely using a separator to minimize mercury released in wastewater.
  • The treatment room is properly ventilated to reduce the mercury concentration in the air.
  • An air filtration system removes vapor and particles produced during the process.
  • Proper coverings are worn for protection from particles that can spread from the mouth to other parts of the body and to dental personnel.
  • A vitamin C and n-acetylcysteine rinse helps reduce the risk of mercury absorption.

Since the removal of metal fillings should not be taken lightly, these precautions represent only a partial list of the ways Virtue Dental Care reduces exposure to mercury. Merely replacing the metal filling with a non-toxic, metal-free material does not address these unique health risks.

For mercury-free dentistry and Safe Mercury Removal in NC, turn to Virtue Dental Care. Virtue Dental Care Patients call (336) 679-2034 and New Patients call (336) 606-0040 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Virtue.


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