With the potential health risks of mercury becoming well known, many people are seeking the removal of their silver fillings. At Health and Beauty Dentistry, we are SMART certified and can assist in safely removing silver fillings in a way that protects both the patient, and our staff, from mercury exposure.
Mercury (which makes up 50% of amalgam fillings) is highly toxic and even little bits of it released into the bloodstream can cause it to travel to the entire body. Possible health risks due to the exposure to mercury over time include:
SMART is a certification provided through the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, or IAOMT. SMART stands for the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique.
Following a SMART procedure when dealing with amalgam removals ensures that both the patient, and the dental team, are well protected from the release of mercury during and after the treatment.
Complying with federal, provincial, and local regulations and using the latest technologies ensures that all necessary precautions are taken and that you are safe from all risk, from start to end of the procedure