Dental Tips Blog
Millions of people all over the world have what we know as mercury fillings. Some of the older fillings are likely silver and shiny, although there are newer tooth-colored fillings that are available for patients as well. As with everything these days, there are certain risks that are taken when receiving a mercury filling. Some can be life threatening and frightening to find out if you did not know the risks at the time of placement. Know that at the time, the benefits of this process outweighed the risks when your dental professional placed the filling.
Mercury fillings have many risks associated with them. Dental mercury has been known to affect and damage the environment, it puts at risk our overall health since mercury is a neurotoxin, and dental mercury can endanger the workers and patients around them if not handled safely. There are rigorous steps that have been taken to make sure the safest way is available to have these fillings removed. Make sure you know the risks of having a removal and find the right dentist for your oral health needs. Thousands of documented cases have proven that after removal, a significant increase in improvement of other health issues can shine.
We know that going to the dentist can be scary in general, let alone with the words “endanger” and “neurotoxin” floating around. Dr Bennardo takes pride in making you feel comfortable and safe with the decisions you're making. We practice only the safest forms of mercury filling removal and guarantee that you will rest easy knowing that you made the right decision. Contact us with any questions you may have and let us put your fears and concerns to rest. Take care of not just your oral health, but your overall health as well.
Holistic dentistry is an up and coming streak in the dental industry. Holistic dentistry is another approach to dentistry that generally believes your oral health is in every way connected to your overall health. It focuses on using non-toxic restorative materials, eliminating infections, and promoting optimal teeth / jaw / head / neck structural relationships. The focus of a true Holistic Dentist is to identify areas of oral disease and structural dysfunction that may be negatively impacting the health and wellbeing of the patient. As a rule, they will then use for the least invasive, least traumatic, and least toxic means of diagnosis and treatment. True holistic care supports the body’s natural abilities of self-healing and regeneration.
While holistic dentistry can be a great alternative form of care when plausible, traditional dentistry mainly focuses on your oral health instead of the health of your body overall. While there is no “right” and “wrong” when making the decision to go holistic or traditional, it is always important to keep your total health in mind. Along with your regular oral health checkups you should keep in touch with your general practice physician as well.
Many times traditional dentists will lean to the side of holistic dentistry and vice versa. A dentist that typically places mercury fillings may decide that a composite filling would do much better for a particular patient that others. There is no one size fits all when it comes to dental care, and this is why it is so important to keep yourself educated. Always ask questions when visiting the dentist and make sure you know your options before choosing what needs to be done with your oral health.
Going to the dentist can be difficult for so many! We know how important it is to make sure that you’re finding the right office to take care of your dental needs. Here with Dr. Bennardo, we are dedicated to giving you the best quality care and attention to you and your family. Here are a few brief excerpts from some extremely satisfied customers that were kind enough to leave us a review about their experience with us:
“I love love love it here. I will never go anywhere else. The doctor and his staff are so inviting and friendly. They will take the time to explain every step and answer any questions. The most gentle treatment I have ever experienced, I actually look forward to my dental visits!” Allison A. -Google
“My boys and I love going to Dr Bennardo! He is very knowledgeable and his staff is wonderful. I have had a lot of work done there and he has done an amazing job!” Andrea C. -Yelp
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It’s finally spring time! It’s a new year, new weather, and lots of new things are happening. Did you start a new routine this year that will benefit your health? For most of us this time of year means “Spring Cleaning”, and that can be taken in many different forms! Having a routine dental cleaning every 6 months is one of the best things you can do for your body!
Everything we do in our daily lives begins with our mouth. We breathe, eat, drink, and speak from it, so why not do everything in our power to take care of it? Some people may not understand the importance of having their teeth cleaned. Many may think, “I brush and floss at home, why have a dentist do it?”. Let us tell you a few reasons why having your teeth cleaned every 6 months is crucial to your well being:
- Just in America alone, one person dies from oral cancer every hour, and many of these cancers are curable if detected at an early stage during routine cleaning.
- Cleaning your teeth can prevent gum disease, which leads to early tooth loss.
- During a professional dental cleaning, it’s easy for the dentist to detect early signs of problems such as broken fillings and fractures, which you may never be able to find in your own bathroom mirror.
- Many dental plans cover cleanings, and you’ll save money on dental expenses in the long run by taking advantage of your policy.
Don’t procrastinate on your oral health, it can affect the rest of your health as well. Our staff is patiently waiting for you to schedule your appointment today and get the spring cleaning you need most!
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