Mercury Safe Dentistry
A dentist who is both mercury free and mercury safe wants their patients to know there is a significant difference between the two. As a patient, it is very important to know the difference as more dentists are becoming mercury free but are not qualified as mercury safe.
The term “Mercury Free” refers to a dentist who does not put amalgam silver fillings in their patients’ teeth. Mercury Safe dentist has made their offices as mercury safe as possible. They use state of the art technology, equipment from excessive, and unnecessary, occupational exposure to mercury at the dental office. Our office strives to protect our patients as well as our staff from the toxic effect of mercury vapor exposure. Dr. Morris is certified in SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) protocol from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (https://thesmartchoice.com). Dr. Morris also maintains membership in the IAOMT in order to stay informed in the area of dental mercury safe.
What is Safe Amalgam Removal
How we protect you from mercury vapor exposure. When a dentist removes (drills) on an old amalgam filling, it releases a lot of mercury vapor. You can recognize an amalgam filling because it looks dark gray or silvery. When this mercury vapor is released, you can potentially breathe it in and then have it absorbed into your nervous system or other tissues.
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