AUGUST Newsletter 2017
Efforts To Reduce Dental Mercury Heat Up This Summer
While this office is mercury-free, other dentists still place silver-colored amalgam fillings that are half mercury. This could be changing, though, as organizations are taking steps this summer to abate the use of this neurotoxin in dental offices:

Using measures in the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency developed standards that require dental offices to operate and maintain an amalgam separator. These devices are designed to safely and sustainably discard mercury and other metals. The EPA estimates this requirement will reduce the annual discharge of mercury into wastewater by 5.1 tons.

The United Nations Environment Programme’s global agreement to reduce mercury usage is poised to go into effect this month. Known as the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the worldwide treaty includes initiatives to “phase-down” the use of dental mercury; for example, the European Union’s new mercury regulations ban the use of mercury in fillings and other restorations among pregnant and breastfeeding women, and children aged 14 and younger.

You’ll never find mercury in this office, other than in patients’ mouths who visit us to have their old silver fillings removed! We welcome any questions about our dental materials and procedures. Call us!
Mercury-free fillings for Healthy Smile!
Due to the extent of change that has occurred in dentistry in the last several decades, silver (mercury) fillings have become outdated. Patients are no longer limited in their choices. Through information, we empower you and your family to identify dental treatments that are best suited to your needs.

If you are interested in regaining the most natural appearance or want to stop feeling self-conscious about the look of dark fillings in your teeth, you can benefit from discussing your options for safe filling removal and replacement with composite or porcelain fillings.

Patient Testimonial

" Everyone at the office is very friendly and kind and very professional. "

~ Anita Q. - July 2017

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