This past August, Assure A Smile engaged the South Florida community in an awareness campaign for biocompatible dentistry. Our goal was simple: To encourage families to think holistically when selecting a dental practice.
As Miami’s Home of Holistic Dentistry, we believe patients have the right to know how all dental procedures and materials impact total body health. And as a dental practice that specializes in patient-focused care, we are proud proponents of biocompatible dentistry, which is an approach to that focuses on using only safe, non-toxic dental materials that promote total body wellness.
If the concepts of “holistic dentistry” and “biocompatible dentistry” sound new to you, this blog article will help to explain these ideas in greater detail. For more information, readers are invited to download the press release, Assure A Smile Promotes Awareness for Biocompatible Dentistry.
Biocompatible Dentistry in Miami, Florida
Why has there been a growing interest in dental materials, toxicity, and patient health? As Dr. Herrmann explains, it is significantly different from the traditional practice of dentistry, which sometimes involves the use of dangerous restorative materials:
“Traditional dentists still use certain materials that are know to cause serious illness,” Dr. Herrmann explains. “The most dangerous of those materials is dental amalgam (silver fillings), which contains high concentrations of mercury.”
Mercury, a known neurotoxin, has been labeled dangerous and toxic by doctors, dentists, researchers, and global health organizations. Most noteworthy, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued reports that cite mercury-rich dental amalgam as the #1 source for toxic environmental mercury accumulation in non-industrialized settings. In this way, the use of dental amalgam not only presents an immense risk to patient health, but it also has the potential to cause long-term, irreparable damage to plants, animals, and ecosystems in which it is disposed.
Not surprisingly, holistic practitioners who provide safe, non-toxic, and biocompatible procedures have become increasingly sought-after in the United States. Families turn to these professionals for their expertise in identifying and eliminating exposure to harmful toxins.
At Assure A Smile, a few of biocompatible dental services and procedures that are enjoyed by our patients include:
- Safe mercury filling removal and replacement
- Eco-friendly disposal of dental amalgam (mercury fillings)
- Biocompatible restorative materials, like white composite fillings
- Biocompatible oral implants
- Education on how to build a diet free from toxins and insecticides
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For over 2 decades, South Florida residents have trusted Assure A Smile to deliver safe, non-toxic dental services that are both holistic and biocompatible in nature. Our practice specializes in holistic dentistry and is a long-time member and supporter of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). To learn more about our patient-focused practice and services, please schedule a dental appointment online or call our front desk directly at 305-274-0047.