Melbourne area residents have alternatives to amalgam fillings

alternatives to amalgam fillings from from dentist in Moonee Ponds

If you have old dental fillings, there is a very good chance they are made of amalgam. Many patients say they have received “silver” fillings without ever being informed about what those fillings actually contain. In case you aren’t familiar with this fact, silver fillings are actually amalgam. It is not silver at all, but a mixture of metals (an alloy) which is composed of about half mercury. Although the dental industry has continued to promote amalgam as a safe and economical dental material, a number of independent studies disagree. Many patients disagree, and the holistic dental community disagrees. The … Continue reading

Mercury Safe Dentistry in Moonee Ponds and Sunbury protects individuals and our environment

Mercury Safe Dentistry from dentist in Moonee Ponds

It is our goal to help our patients achieve beautiful smiles and at the same time promote general well-being. Smile in Style practices both mercury-free and mercury safe dentistry. In our offices, with locations in Moonee Ponds and in Sunbury, patients can count on our techniques, using only materials that offer long lasting restorations with far fewer harmful side effects than amalgam. For many years, dental amalgam had been the material of choice for dental restorations. Dental amalgam contains mercury, a substance that is highly toxic, even in small doses. Research findings on mercury dental fillings include: Mercury is a … Continue reading

Care from Mercury Free Dentists in Melbourne just makes sense

Mercury Free Dentists in Melbourne

Research regarding the long and short term effects of dental materials has been going on for many years. Despite this research, many dentists continue to use dental amalgam which contains high levels of mercury and several dental associations around the world still stand behind its use. The Smile in Style team is proud to be included into the category of mercury free dentists in the Melbourne area. Care from a mercury free dentist makes sense for several reasons. A mercury free dentist does not restore teeth with amalgam filling material, favouring instead composite resin, or porcelain which offers several advantages. … Continue reading

Smile In Style Dental office near Moonee Ponds and Sunbury

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Throughout our site, you will find valuable information about our services that will help you get to know us better. It is our mission to create beautiful white healthy smiles using the latest technologies. Our experienced Dentists and staff aim for lifelong relationships with our patients, providing relevant dental education and continual care throughout life. Here, you can learn more about the various dental conditions that may develop and the ways in which we treat them.
Some of the services you can expect to find at Smile in Style include: Our goal is to work together with you to achieve your healthiest, most attractive smile, whilst ensuring your comfort and satisfaction.

Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.