The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised certain “vulnerable and high-risk groups” to avoid getting dental amalgam fillings if possible due to the potentially harmful effects the mercury in these fillings may pose to their health.
In a recent statement, the FDA has updated its recommendations on dental amalgam and potential risks to certain individuals that may be posed by these mercury-containing fillings that are used to restore the missing structure and surfaces of decayed teeth.
The groups that the FDA has listed as facing greater risks for potential harmful health effects include:
Dental amalgam is a mixture of mercury and a powdered alloy comprising silver, tin and copper. The FDA has been reviewing and monitoring scientific publications and reports and conducting public discussions on the effects of dental amalgam and mercury vapor on patient health for over 20 years.
They now also recommend non-mercury alternatives like composite resins and glass ionomer cement fillings, especially for vulnerable populations. The FDA has made these recommendations after obtaining the views of healthcare professionals and public comments about dental amalgam and other metal implants and evaluating published literature.
If you are searching for natural, mercury-free dentistry in Yadkinville, North Carolina, make Virtue Dental Care your provider of choice!
At Virtue Dental Care in Yadkinville, North Carolina, Drs. William Virtue and Mary Katherine Taylor treat patients who want to improve their smile and help them get the smile they have always dreamed of. We understand that looking your best is important for self-esteem, professional success, and establishing healthy habits such as good oral hygiene. With our help, patients can obtain cosmetic dental services that can enhance the smile’s appearance and help restore confidence.
We offer several cosmetic dental procedures so you can choose which one feels right for you:
During a consultation visit with our dentists at Virtue Dental Care, patients can discuss their specific concerns with their smiles and work with our team to choose the best procedures to resolve these issues. They may require one or more treatments, depending on the extent of repair. We also provide complete smile makeovers and have financing options to make these treatments affordable for any budget!
Local patients interested in enhancing their smiles are welcome to book a visit with Drs. William Virtue and Mary Katherine Taylor of Virtue Dental Care to discuss their options. We can evaluate your smile and make a recommendation based on your unique needs and goals. Call (336) 606-0040 to request an appointment with our team, conveniently located in Yadkinville at 301 East Lee Avenue.