Dentist in Mesa describes the benefits of mercury free dentistry

benefits of mercury free dentistry

Over the last few years, patients have been warned about the negative effects of silver amalgam fillings. While these fillings have been used for many decades to repair teeth after decay, more recent studies have found that they can be relatively dangerous for ones health and wellness. Silver amalgam fillings are made of approximately 50% mercury—a toxic substance. Mercury is known for releasing harmful toxins which can be released into the bloodstream and body and cause problems including immune deficiency diseases and neurological concerns.


By avoiding the use of silver amalgam fillings, Dr. Edward Fritz of New Health Dental in Mesa can ensure patients have better overall health and wellness. He understands the oral systemic connection which links the health of the mouth to the rest of the body. This is why he encourages his patients to learn about the benefits of mercury free dentistry and how it can improve their overall quality of life.


The primary benefit of mercury free dentistry is the reduced risk of many health concerns including seizures, multiple sclerosis, lupus, fibromyalgia, and even traditional allergies. Sometimes, patients who have silver amalgam fillings may notice a reduction or even an elimination of these concerns. This solidifies the idea that the two may be correlated.


Mercury free dentistry also improves aesthetics. These metal fillings are often unsightly when used within the smile, and the alternative—composite resin fillings—are much more cosmetic as they match the color of the natural tooth enamel. Dr. Edward Fritz encourages patients to use these fillings because they are more biocompatible with the body, do not expand and contract with temperature changes, and provide a safer way of addressing areas of decay within the smile.


Dr. Edward Fritz is happy to become a part of the growing community of oral health practitioners who are educating patients on the disadvantages of silver amalgam fillings and encouraging patients to consider mercury free dentistry services for better health and wellness. He can be contacted at New Health Dental to schedule consultation appointments and examinations and learn about the replacement of silver amalgam fillings as necessary for peace of mind.


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