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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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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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Virtue Dental Care is committed to ensuring that Yadkinville, NC patients have healthy teeth and healthy bodies. We follow biological dentistry principles, offering general, cosmetic, and mercury-free dentistry. The latest techniques and technologies, personalized care, and a comfortable and environmentally responsible practice are our hallmarks.

Our office was established in 1979 by Dr. William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM, who was trained in dentistry at Indiana University. His achievements include Past President of the IAOMT and Forum for Contemporary Dental Esthetics. Dr. Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT graduated from Wake Forest University and earned her dental degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Both of our doctors go above and beyond in continuing education to provide top service to our patients.