Overall health, in general, works as a system. For example, digestive health is tied to immunity and oral health is tied to the health of the entire body. Dr. Amer takes great strides to help our patients achieve total wellness through comprehensive oral healthcare. In addition to taking a patient’s general health, medical history, current conditions and medications into account, our team offers the safest materials and technology available in modern dentistry. Holistic dentistry involves taking any precautions necessary to guard against future, unwanted side effects. This means that Dr. Amer does not use potentially harmful materials such as plastics with BPA, metal restorations, or amalgam fillings that contain mercury. Instead, when restorations and dental work are needed, Dr. Amer only uses materials that are biocompatible and free of possible toxins. An additional benefit to using biocompatible materials is that restorations are life-like and discreet so that dental work is virtually undetectable. This type of dental philosophy also emphasizes the importance of preventive care. Beyond routine dental cleanings and examinations, our team provides easy-to-understand patient education that addresses the effects diet has on oral health and general wellbeing along with information regarding how best to care for one’s teeth through home-care such as flossing and brushing. Our team also accommodates patients who wish to abstain from the use of fluoride.
Safe Amalgam Removal
In the past, amalgam was the most widely used material to restore small areas of decay or damage to a tooth. This compound is composed of metals and mercury. Since mercury is classified as a toxin and can have adverse health effects, Dr. Amer prefers to exercise caution and use a newer, more biologically friendly compound, composite resin. Since many patients still have old fillings made of amalgam, our practice provides safe amalgam removal and will replace old metal fillings with natural looking and biocompatible fillings instead. When removing amalgam, Dr. Amer will use special tools and technology to remove the old, dark filling without releasing mercury and preventing inhalation of its vapors. Once the filling has been removed, the tooth will be cleaned, repaired, and sealed with a new, healthier filling. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Amer, call our office today.