Patients in the Mesa community who want to have access to quality services with a dentist they know and trust are encouraged to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Edward Fritz of New Health Dental. Dr. Edward Fritz is a dentist who provides safe, mercury-free dentistry solutions for his patients with safer, holistic alternatives.
Many patients who visit his practice are not aware of the problems associated with mercury exposure. Mercury is a substance that is present in silver amalgam fillings and is extremely toxic. These fillings, also known as “metal” fillings, have been used for many years in dentistry to restore areas of decay. However, studies continue to show that the mercury used to fabricate them can be warmed with eating and drinking warm foods and beverages and can release toxins into the body. When this happens, patients are at risk for mercury toxicity.
Dr. Edward Fritz of New Health Dental closely follows the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicity and believes in providing patients with the services they need to avoid placement of mercury fillings. He also provides safe mercury removal by following the protocols set forth by this organization to lower the risk of problems often experienced in situations when mercury is not removed with the proper precautions. For example, mercury is removed in large chunks and in a properly ventilated room to reduce exposure to the toxins that could be released during removal. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology sets forth a list of proper protocols that can be used to protect patients and staff during the removal of silver amalgam fillings in their office. Patients who have these fillings removed may benefit from the replacement with composite resin bonding.
At New Health Dental, we want to make sure our patients get safe, effective, and affordable dental care. We encourage patients in and around the area of Mesa to consider safe mercury-free dentistry solutions at our practice. Contact us today to book a visit with Dr. Edward Fritz and discuss the health benefits of visiting a mercury-safe facility.