Have you ever heard of the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART)? Well, if you haven't you're going to now. Dental experts fully recommend the extraction of dental amalgams of silver, or mercury, from the teeth of patients. This one of our top holistic dentistry procedure.
Formerly they were placed as a filling to replace a missing tooth or part of it, but it turns out to be a toxic material, and extremely harmful to the health of the patient, besides not being aesthetic if it is in sight. For this reason, in American Dental, dental fillings are made of composite and porcelain, a much more aesthetic and safe material.
As we now know, it is not advisable to have amalgam fillings in the mouth. As a patient, you can be poisoned because of the overexposure to varying amounts of this metal in your diet. Intoxication may also be due to the use of silver dental amalgam with mercury. All forms of intoxication are cumulative and can contribute to the body's mercury load.
There are three main reasons why you should consider going SMART:
Coming to a conclusion about going SMART is something only you can do. So, educate yourself as much as possible, using the input of your physician and well-researched medical sites to help you get there.
When it really comes down to it, the decision as to whether to leave in or switch out amalgam fillings with composite or porcelain is up to your doctor. Your X-rays, the health of your gum tissue, and your teeth and bone structure will inform your dentist as to what’s best for you. After all, your teeth as unique as you are!
To learn more about the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique options and prices, give Dr. Ignacio Vargas a call at our Escazú, San José, area practice, in Costa Rica!
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