We are SMART Protocol Certified to Remove Silver Fillings Safely; Protecting Our Patients and the Planet
There are hundreds of dentists to choose from in our Winston-Salem area. So, we at Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry appreciate that you have a lot of choices when it comes to the best “dental home” for your family in and around Clemmons, North Carolina. However, only a select few dental practices use authentic, biological, or holistic techniques. Fewer still refrain from using silver-colored amalgam metal fillings and know how to safely remove these fillings, which contain a known toxin: mercury.
Dr. Tyler Wynne has the notable distinction of being a SMART Protocol Certified Dentist. Due to this distinction, our office is proudly mercury-free and mercury-safe!
SMART: Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) established the SMART protocol. The IAOMT is a global network of dentists, health care professionals, and researchers united in their mission of protecting public health and the environment from the adverse effects of amalgam fillings made mostly from mercury.
The SMART protocol supports this mission by minimizing mercury exposure while removing amalgam fillings. These fillings are a source of mercury in more than a few ways. First, mercury is emitted into the body through this common cavity repair. Second, mercury is released at higher levels every time the filling is heated. Amalgam fillings may be heated up when consuming hot foods or drinks. The mercury collects in organs and systems throughout the body among those individuals with silver-hued fillings. This process has led the IAOMT to isolate more than 250 symptoms and medical conditions caused by mercury exposure from dental amalgams.
Lastly, mercury is also released at higher levels when the amalgam is altered and removed during the filling removal procedure. After all, the material is traditionally drilled out. These and other conventional techniques heat the filling and increase the risk of exposure. The mercury filling removal process in the dental office presents risks to the patient, the dental team, and the planet/environment.
Stand-Out Safeguards for Your Health
As responsible practitioners and community and environmental stewards, Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry has demonstrated the knowledge and skill in safely removing these fillings. To become SMART certified, Dr. Wynne invested in an array of protective garments, supplies, tools, and equipment to minimize the volume of mercury vapors and number of particles generated and released into the office and environment. These investments include protective gowns, covers, masks, supplemental oxygen, mercury vapor ionizers, supplemental high volume air filtration systems, and an amalgam separator to collect mercury waste. He and our team have also invested their time in perfecting the safest techniques in mercury removal, such as sectioning amalgam into large chunks (reducing the mercury particulate matter in the air).
We welcome your questions and encourage you to experience our safety- and health-defining differences for yourself! Call (336) 793-0577 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Wynne at our Clemmons, North Carolina office.