Your health and well-being is important to us. That is why WhiteZone Dental uses mercury-free dental fillings. We also perform amalgam removal with safety protocol and amalgam separator utilised in the procedure.
Top Five Reasons to Support Mercury-Free Dentistry
1. Amalgam (Mercury) pollutes our environment through
• water via dental clinic releases and human waste;
• air via cremation, dental clinic emissions, sludge incineration, and respiration; and
• land via landfills, burials, and fertilizer.
Once in the environment, dental mercury becomes a major source of mercury in the fish people eat. Once consume, mercury can cause brain damage and neurological problems, especially for children and the unborn babies.
2. Amalgam damages teeth
Placing amalgam requires the removal of a significant amount of healthy tooth matter. This removal, in turn, weakens overall tooth structure which increases the need for future dental work. On top of that, amalgam fillings – which expand and contract over time – crack teeth and once again create the need for still more dental work.
3. Amalgam endangers dental workers
Due to mercury exposure from amalgam in the workplace, studies have shown that dental workers have elevated systemic mercury levels. Few of these dental workers – mostly women of child-bearing age – are given protective garb or air masks to minimize their exposure to mercury; many are not aware of the risks of occupational mercury exposure. As a result, dental workers have reported neurological problems, reproductive failures, and birth defects caused by amalgam in the workplace.