Dazzling Smiles is a mercury free dentistry practice in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Michaela McKenzie believes patients should seek the assistance of a mercury safe, mercury free, and biological dental practice to ensure the best dental care and treatment available. She understands the body as a whole and wants her patients to do what is best for not only their smiles, but their overall health as well.A mercury free dentist does not use silver amalgam fillings.
Though silver amalgam has been used for many years to restore teeth after decay, it has been shown to be a serious risk for the health and wellbeing of patients. Silver amalgam fillings are made with 50% mercury. Mercury releases toxins when heated, which can occur when patients enjoy a warm beverage or even chew their food. Dr. Michaela McKenzie refuses to introduce this toxin into the body and therefore has become a mercury free dental practice.
Instead of using silver amalgam fillings, patients can have composite resin fillings placed. These fillings have a number of benefits over traditional silver amalgam. Composite resin fillings do not expand and contract with temperature changes as silver amalgam fillings do. Amalgam fillings often leak, which can result in the introduction of bacteria into the tooth. This may cause an infection that could require further treatment. Additionally, composite resin fillings are tooth-colored, allowing them to blend in seamlessly with the natural tooth enamel and not stand out as a dental restoration.
Dr. Michaela McKenzie of Dazzling Smiles in Atlanta, GA encourages new and current patients to learn more about alternatives to silver amalgam fillings. She welcomes patients to her facility to enjoy mercury free dentistry. Call her biological dental office today to speak to her office to schedule a consultation appointment and educating yourself about the advantages of mercury free dental care. She wants to help her patients understand the benefits of going with a biological dental practice that has patients best interests in mind.