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The importance of safe mercury filling removal in the Fort Lauderdale area

safe mercury filling removal in the Fort Lauderdale area

For well over a century, dentists have repaired teeth with dental amalgam, a material developed as an alternative to gold fillings. At the time of development, there was little research to indicate potential problems with the substances contained in dental amalgam. Today, there are multiple studies that point to the dangers of mercury, the substance the binds the metals in amalgam. Due to the evidence which has identified the biological and environmental dangers of mercury, many people seek an alternative for dental restoration. Additionally, there are thousands upon thousands of individuals with existing amalgam fillings who wish to have them removed and replaced with mercury-free restorations. In many dental offices, the standard protocol is to leave “intact” amalgams in place. Without proper precautions, this could be the best advice an untrained dentist can give. In the office of your holistic dentist, however, there is the option for safe mercury filling removal. If you live in the Fort Lauderdale area and want to address the issue of unwanted amalgam fillings, we invite you to contact our office for consultation.

What is the problem with mercury?

For decades, mercury in its various forms has been studied. As the toxicity of this natural substance became better understood, its use in household and commercial products such as thermometers ceased. In addition to mercury itself, the vapors from this material, such as those released from amalgam fillings, are also seen as problematic. From amalgam fillings, mercury vapors are continually released, with escape increasing with chewing. The release of mercury particles also increases significantly if an amalgam filling is removed in the standard drilling procedure.

The size of the mercury particles released during the drilling process are so small that they can easily reach the deep tissues of the lungs. Over several days, mercury is absorbed by the body and will accumulate in various areas, such as the brain. This form of exposure, suggested by research, can reach one hundred times that of exposure from an intact filling.

A safer protocol followed by your Fort Lauderdale holistic dentist

There are dentists who have maintained a consistent view that dental amalgam is a dangerous substance that should not be used for tooth repair. Dr. Cintron, in addition to using mercury-free fillings, also follows the strict protocol of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology when removing existing amalgams. In our office, we take several precise steps, such as cutting and cooling filling material, to decrease mercury exposure and guard our patient’s health.

Replacing amalgam fillings with mercury-free alternatives makes sense for many reasons. Call the office of Dr. Yolanda Cintron at (855) 381-6001.

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    My experience was
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    “I just can’t recommend Dr. Cintron highly enough and I’m very, very blessed to call her my friend as well.”
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  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by Mark M.

    "I had 16 mercury fillings. Very toxic! I wanted them out, but I wanted them to be taken out right according to the IAOMT protocol. Dr Cintron removed all my mercury fillings and removed them with the right protocol. She is very gentle and I felt know pain. Her staff was amazing as well. Great Experience. The office is very professional and friendly. I would recommend this office to everyone I know."
    - Mark M.
  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by Maryann M.

    "From the first telephone inquiry to the time you leave the International Center for Dental Excellence, the experience is just that: excellent. Professional, courteous, friendly, well spoken, caring, non-condesending, patient, knowledgeable and well informed, high tech in a user friendly way, clean and hygienic, as well as very conscientious about patient's needs and comfort. Dental hygienist, Ellie, was the best. Dr Cintron is friendly and professional and very current in her field. I am thrilled to have found a holistic dentist who runs a top notch facility and has terrific staff all around."
    - Maryann M
  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by Branden H.

    "I’ve been going to Yolanda’s office for about 7 years now and used to walk out of other dentist offices bc I was so nervous...not here! The place feels more like a spa and the people are genuinely nice and really want to help you feel comfortable! Thank you guys! "
    - Branden H.
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    "Best dentist ever . You won't dread going to the dentist anymore friendly atmosphere and the staff is great. Especially Dr.cintron. Results are like no other :)"
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  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by A Google User

    "I was a little anxious about going to the dentist after such a long time yet they explained the procedure to me, I did not feel pain, and the staff were very caring. The Dr. is highly knowledgeable and such a nice person. I finally found a Dentist I can trust and won't dread. Plus I can see results!"
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  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by A Google User

    "I have been so amazed by the quality of care Dr. Cintron and her team have given me. My visits to the dentist are no longer avoided instead now i look forward to them!"
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