Mercury Filling RemovalNew York, NY
Victor Zeines, DDS, MS provides mercury removal in New York City, New York, to help ensure that our patients enjoy good oral health. Mercury removal allows our dentist to replace amalgam fillings with more effective composite fillings, strengthening your tooth. Call our office at 212-271-5239 today to learn more about mercury filling removal and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Victor Zeines.
AMALGAM and MERCURY
Did you know that amalgam and other materials that contain mercury may be harmful to your health? Amalgam is composed of a mixture of metals, including silver, mercury, tin, copper, and other trace metals. Mercury may be harmful to your overall health, and it is released in small amounts to your body through amalgam fillings. At our office, we do not use any materials or products that contain mercury. Composite fillings are one type of mercury-free restoration we offer at our practice. In addition to containing mercury, amalgam fillings also often eventually lead to tooth fractures and cracks, while composite restorations can actually help to strengthen the tooth structure. Furthermore, composite dental fillings are a more aesthetic choice for your smile; while amalgam dental fillings are silver in color, composite fillings are tooth colored and can be matched to blend in with your smile’s natural appearance.
Our dentist and team are dedicated to your health, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about amalgam and mercury. For more information about the benefits of mercury-free dentistry and how we help to protect your oral and overall health, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are always happy to answer your questions!
Please call 212-271-5239 to set up an appointment with Dr. Victor Zeines, DDS to learn more about how we can remove toxic mercury-containing fillings from your teeth and leave you mercury free and mercury safe.
What Makes Holistic Dentistry Different
The difference between traditional and holistic dentistry is simple. Traditional dentists generally focus on treating the condition, while holistic dentists focus on treating the patient. As with any other type of holistic medicine, holistic dentistry focuses on identifying the root cause of disease. This, inevitably, involves considering all components of a patient's health. Just as no two patients are the same, neither are their health needs.
Additionally, holistic dentistry is a collaborative effort. Holistic dentists do not treat their patients as passive recipients of care. Instead, they educate them on their conditions and devise personal goals together. They may also choose to supplement their care with complementary and alternative therapies, such as acupuncture. Each aspect of the patient's health will factor into the treatment they receive and the prevention and care strategies they will be recommended.
“Traditional dentists generally focus on treating the condition, while holistic dentists focus on treating the patient.”
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Holistic Dentistry and Patient Safety
Another point of difference between holistic dentists and traditional dentists is the use of non-toxic, biocompatible materials. Introducing foreign substances into dental care can be dangerous, as the body may reject them. Alternatively, some patients have allergies to the materials used in traditional dentistry. Holistic dentists opt for natural materials to reduce the risk of inflammation, infection, or anything else that may threaten patient safety and comfort.
A holistic dentist can run biocompatibility tests to match each patient with their individual needs. Such tests must meet FDA-approved standards to ensure safety further. Additionally, to steer clear of potentially toxic materials, most holistic dentists will refrain from performing root canals or mercury fillings. Composite fillings, however, are a popular alternative. Holistic dentists also often recommend herbal tooth powders, propolis, neem toothpaste, and herbal mouthwashes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What areas does holistic dentistry cover that traditional dentistry does not?
A. Traditional dentistry focuses only on diagnosing and treating issues that involve the teeth, gum, jaws, and certain areas of the head and neck. Holistic dentistry, in contrast, is a specialized form of care that looks at the entire person. In other words, holistic dentistry treats dental problems by looking at the patient first.
Q. Is holistic dentistry for everyone?
A. It is essential to consider all your options carefully when choosing any type of healthcare provider. The same is true of holistic dentistry. Patients with a history of tooth decay, severe dental infection, chronic illness, or take prescription medication may want to take extra precautions when considering their personal goals and expectations. This issue to the fact that they may be at higher risk of complications.
Q. What are composite fillings made of?
A. Composite fillings consist of non-metal, natural-looking materials known as composite resin. They are chemically bonded and light-cured, with minimal amounts of non-reactive metal oxides to render them visible on X-rays. However, there are many different types of composite fillings.
Q. Does my diet affect my dental health?
A. Yes. Teeth require certain minerals, many of which cannot be found in refined foods. Additionally, eating an excessive amount of sugar may also feed bacteria in the mouth, causing plaque and destroying the teeth.
Q. Is there a difference between "mercury-safe" and "mercury-free"?
A. A "mercury-free" dentist does not place new mercury amalgam fillings. However, patients with mercury fillings must sometimes still need to get them removed and replaced. "Mercury-safe" practices take the necessary precautions to minimize mercury exposure while performing necessary procedures.
- Dental Caries
- Dental caries are also known as cavities and result from a lack of proper oral hygiene leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.
- Holistic Dentist
- An alternative dentist who uses and adopts holistic approaches in their dental practices.
- Holistic Medicine
- A whole-body approach to healthcare that aims to improve health and wellness through the body, mind, and soul.
- Oral Cancer
- Oral cancer includes cancers of the cheeks, lips, tongue, mouth floor and roof, and gums.
Call Us Today
If you are looking to take a more progressive approach to dental health, you may benefit from seeing a biological dentist. We at Victor Zeines, DDS may be able to help. Call us today at 212-271-5239 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Clinical Terms. 2023
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