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Setting New Standards: Safe Mercury Removal at The Bespoke Dentist

Setting New Standards: Safe Mercury Removal at The Bespoke Dentist

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As a holistic dentist, my commitment to your well-being goes beyond just dental procedures. At The Bespoke Dentist, we are dedicated to being at the forefront of innovative dental care, and our focus on the safe removal of mercury amalgam fillings positions us as a leader in providing modern and holistic dental treatments for patients from all over the world, not just in London. This milestone in our journey reflects our determination to adopt the safest dental practices available, assuring each treatment elevates your overall health.

Understanding Mercury-Free Dentistry: What It Entails and Its Benefits

Mercury-free dentistry involves the use of dental materials that do not contain mercury. However, for many patients, the first step towards this approach is the safe removal of their existing mercury amalgam fillings. Dental amalgams, commonly known as silver fillings, have served patients for over a century due to their durability. However, these fillings consist of a mix of metals, with mercury making up about 50% of the content.

Why Consider Mercury Removal?

The advantages of mercury removal are numerous:

  • Health Benefits: Eliminating mercury vapour from your dental fillings can significantly reduce risks related to neurological issues, immune system disorders, and organ damage.
  • Aesthetic Improvement: Mercury-free materials offer a seamless and natural appearance devoid of the metallic glint of traditional amalgams.
  • Allergy Prevention: In rare instances, individuals may have sensitivities or allergies to the metals present in amalgam fillings, making their removal beneficial.

The Potential Risks of Mercury in Dental Amalgams

While dental amalgams have been used safely for decades, continuous exposure can be a concern. Mercury vapour can lead to various health issues, such as:

  • Neurological disorders
  • Immune system dysfunction
  • Reproductive health concerns, particularly for pregnant women
  • Accumulation of mercury in the body over time

At The Bespoke Dentist, we employ state-of-the-art techniques and materials to ensure the safe removal of mercury amalgam fillings. We use advanced removal techniques such as rubber dams, high-speed suction, and external air sources to minimise exposure during the procedure. Additionally, we apply protective measures like charcoal or chlorella rinses to further ensure safety. Our practice utilises Tungsten Carbide Burs, which section the fillings into large pieces, making the removal process efficient. Moreover, we incorporate amalgam separators to prevent mercury waste from contaminating the environment.

My Expertise: Leading the Charge in Safe Mercury Removal

My qualifications and dedication to holistic dentistry have made me a trusted authority in mercury-free dental care. I am one of only three dentists in the UK accredited by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and certified in SMART amalgam removal techniques. With over 18 years of experience and a passion for teaching, I have dedicated my career to ensuring the highest standards of dental practice.

Patient Safety: Our Detailed Process for Amalgam Removal

Safety and patient comfort are our top priorities during the amalgam removal process. Here's how we ensure it:

  • Thorough assessment of the patient's dental and medical history
  • Use of rubber dams, high-volume suction, and external air sources to minimise mercury exposure
  • Efficient and safe removal of amalgams using Tungsten Carbide Burs
  • Thorough flushing and rinsing of the patient's mouth with adsorbents like charcoal or chlorella to detoxify any residual mercury
  • Replacement of amalgam fillings with biocompatible alternatives such as BPA-free composites and ceramics

Experience Safe, Mercury-Free Dentistry Today

The safe removal of mercury amalgam fillings is a significant step towards ensuring your overall well-being. At The Bespoke Dentist, we are dedicated to offering the safest, most advanced dental care available.

I invite you to join us on this journey towards a safer, healthier smile. Please book an appointment today to explore our mercury-free dental options and experience comprehensive, holistic dental care at our office on Harley Street. Visit our website or follow us on social media to stay informed about our latest services and innovations in dental health.

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