Dental amalgam has been used for over a century as a filling material for teeth that have cavities. While this material is effective as filling a tooth, it can be problematic for oral and systemic health in multiple ways. At Go Natural Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, holistic dentist Dr. Yolanda Cintron has over 21 years of experience in performing safe removal of amalgam fillings.
Because amalgam contains approximately 50 percent mercury, it is essential for the health of both you and the dental team, as well as the environment, to perform amalgam removal using rigorous safety protocols. Without proper precautions, mercury vapors can be released into the air – and in turn, the bloodstream – where it can have toxic effects. Dr. Yolanda Cintron is accredited with the IAOMT and IBDM. She follows the “SMART” protocol (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) to safely and effectively remove amalgam fillings and replace them with biocompatible fillings that are tooth-colored and mercury-free. The SMART protocol includes the following precautions, among others:
After removing the metal amalgam, the tooth will need to be refilled to maintain its function and prevent future bacterial infiltration. Dr. Cintron will place a tooth-colored composite resin filling, which is non-reactive with the body and expands at the same rate as natural teeth, to reduce the chances of fractures or breakage.
Dr. Yolanda Cintron's passion for cellular biology and chemistry led her to join The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, where she learned about the safe removal of toxic substances and the body's response to dental materials. She believes that she's God's instrument to get you healthy.
Dr. Cintron graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1987 and has gained over 27 years of expertise and 15 years of experience in oral implantology ever since. She is an IV Sedation credentialed and a recognized physician who is a member of several recognized organizations. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Cintron constantly seeks new knowledge and techniques to provide her patients with the most innovative and effective treatments.
Dr. Cintron's patient-centered approach to care means that she puts the needs and well-being of her patients above all else. With her expertise and compassion, she provides the best care possible and strives to help her patients achieve maximum health and wellness. She has cared for hundreds of satisfied patients and looks forward to meeting all your requirements while keeping your trust in safe hands.