Here at Mountain Wellness Dentistry, we are proud to be one of the small number of dentists that follow the SMART protocol for amalgam removal. This detailed protocol is much more comprehensive than what most other dentists follow, in order to safely remove your silver fillings.
These fillings are made by mixing mercury, silver, tin, copper, and occasionally zinc. They are still widely used throughout the world and the United States, but contain up to 55% elemental mercury. This mercury is a potent neurotoxin, and can pose a dangerous threat to your health.
The SMART protocol is a safe removal process recommended by IAOMT. It stands for Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique. It was introduced once it was discovered that your highest chance of being exposed to mercury from a dental filling is while it is being removed with a traditional handpiece. The SMART protocol has been heavily researched and proven to ensure that as little mercury as possible gets into the environment, the dental office, or onto you.
Fluoride-Free Remineralization Options
Remineralization is the process of reversing the effects of tooth breakdowns caused by demineralization. This happens when there is an improper balance of minerals flowing into (or out of) your teeth. Causes for demineralization range from sensitivity issues, diet, medications, poor oral hygiene, or several other environmental and physical factors.
We offer fluoride-free remineralization options that can reverse these issues, and add the proper balance needed for your oral hygiene.
Many substances used in today’s world of modern medicine can be dangerous when used incorrectly. The industry is constantly evolving and introducing new products and solutions, but it is important to choose wisely. Different people may experience severely different reactions when introduced to the same product.
At Mountain Wellness Dentistry, we utilize only the best biocompatible materials with the lowest rates of sensitivity on the market. These materials are compatible with living tissue, so they can perform as desired without causing adverse side-effects.
Today’s society is more aware than ever before of bacteria and viruses. The COVID-19 crisis has changed the world, and we must be ultra-aware of these dangers. That is why we utilize Ozone technology to ensure the most therapeutic healing process possible.
Just like the Ozone that protects our atmosphere, we use Ozone to protect your teeth. This technology produces ozonides that can enhance healing and regeneration for days or even weeks. These ozonides work by reinforcing the membranes of your white blood cells, enhancing your circulation, and stimulating DPG enzymes to ensure optimal oxygen is flowing to your cells.
Ozone has been used for many years to disinfect and destroy all bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. We utilize it in almost all our procedures and it can be found in all of the water that we use to treat your teeth. No organism can develop a resistance to Ozone, so it is one of the best ways to keep you healthy and happy.