Smile in Style uses holistic dentistry principles to offer safe amalgam removal

Holistic Dental Practice in Sunbury VIC Area

Holistic dental offices like Smile in Style use techniques, products, and technologies that promote patients’ oral health and overall wellbeing. We are mindful about the dental tools and materials introduced to our offices in Moonee Ponds and Sunbury. Amalgam is one of the dental materials that Dr. Terry Rose and the dentists at Smile In Style do not use. They also consider that the responsible removal of this material needs to be carefully done so that the patient, the practitioner, other staff and the environment are not harmed. A proud mercury-free and mercury-safe practice Dental amalgams are a mix of … Continue reading

Safe solutions for amalgam removal in Sunbury

Patient sitting on the dentist chair

“Do I really want mercury in my mouth?” It is a question increasingly pondered by residents of Sunbury, and other communities across the globe. Unfortunately, many of those people already have mercury, in the form of dental amalgam in their mouths. Naturally, the next questions to ask are about safe filling removal options. What you should know about the wrong way to remove amalgams Removing a filling is  quite a routine dental procedure. It may be necessary if the filling is damaged, the tooth is decayed, the patient wants something more attractive, or many other reasons. The fastest and simplest … Continue reading

Sunbury Dentist and Moonee Ponds Dentist offer Safe Amalgam Removal options

Safe Amalgam Removal from expert dentist in Melbourne

What is the danger ? Dental amalgam is believed by some to be in a stable form in a filling, bound by a combination of other metals. However, mercury can be absorbed through skin, inhaled, or ingested. When a conventional dentist removes amalgam without precautions, the patient (and the dental team) are exposed to particle scatter, contaminated water spray, and mercury vapor.   Mercury emits toxic vapor from the friction of chewing, brushing, or having teeth cleaned. A dentist’s drill magnifies that risk significantly. A beautiful alternative Patients who need to have amalgam fillings removed, or choose to do so, … Continue reading

The SMART (Safe Amalgam Removal Technique) choice for Moonee Ponds

SMART procedure from dentist in Moonee Ponds

The safety of “silver” fillings has come into the spotlight in the last decade. According to a 2006 survey by Zogby International analytics firm, over 70 percent of adults did not know that 50% of amalgam fillings are made of mercury. As the public becomes more educated about mercury, there is growing interest in amalgam removal in Moonee Ponds, Sunbury and other cities across the country. What you should know before having amalgam fillings removed Having a filling replaced sounds like a rather simple process. The old one is drilled out and a new one put in its place. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Safe amalgam filling removal in the Melbourne area

Amalgam Removal from dentist in Melbourne

Dental amalgam is often called by the innocent-sounding name of “silver.” In fact, that refers to the colour, not the type of metal. Amalgam is an alloy, made of about 50 percent mercury and a mixture of metals. Many patients say they were unaware of this fact when their fillings were placed, and now they want the amalgam removed. Others object to the colour, which tends to blacken over time. It is possible to remove these fillings safely and effectively, but a specific protocol is needed. Our practice is mercury free, which means that we do not use amalgam or … Continue reading

Why Safe Amalgam Filling Removal is so specific in our Melbourne dental practice

Safe Amalgam Filling Removal from dentist in Melbourne

The more science discovers about dental amalgam, the more individual patients are questioning the use of this material to repair tooth damage. Amalgam dental fillings may be referred to as “silver fillings,” but these restorations actually contain a mixture of metals that are bound together with mercury. Fifty percent of an amalgam filling is, in fact, mercury. Although amalgam fillings have been the standard of practice in general dentistry for over a century, there are many good reasons to avoid the use of this material. Patients of holistic-minded dentists are able to choose alternatives to amalgam dental fillings. Even more … Continue reading

Clearing up confusion about amalgam removal in the Melbourne area

Amalgam Removal Melbourne - Amalgam Filling

Amalgam fillings were once a standard dental treatment. More recently they have fallen out of favour. Alternative materials such as porcelain or composite resin look natural and do not contain mercury. They often require less alteration to the tooth. Many patients that need a new filling are looking for materials that are biocompatible. However, the decision can be more challenging for those who already have amalgam fillings. The mercury dilemma The precise amount of mercury vapour released by “silver” fillings, the percentage of it that enters the body, and the impact it may have on health, are at the heart … 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.