Atlantic Dental Wellness: Holistic & Biological Dentistry

Conventional dental fillings are a mixture of metals consisting of approximately 50% mercury, followed by silver, copper, tin and zinc.  Most people are unaware that their so-called silver fillings are composed primarily of mercury, which is a potent neurotoxin. 

Studies have shown that over time, mercury leaches out of the fillings in the form of vapor or abraded particles.  Where does it go? Some of the mercury is swallowed as it can mix with foods, some may be inhaled in the form of vapor, and some may be exhaled.

O3 Ozone Therapy In Dentistry

Ozone is a symbol O triatomic molecule (O3) and is a naturally occurring compound that consists of a few oxygen atoms. As long as the sun is shining, it continuously forms in our upper atmosphere. It keeps our air clean and removes pollutants since it's heavier than air. The scent you get after a rainfall is due to the Ozone. For over 100 years, ozone therapy has been used in the medical field to successfully treat a number of different diseases. Its widespread use is due to its noninvasive nature, unique properties, and absence of adverse reactions and side effects.

Consider the following safety suggestions when looking for a Mercury-Safe experience.

Patient/Self

  • Head / Neck / Eyes coverings
  • Airway Protection with Alternate Air Source via Nasal Hood
  • Body / Clothing coverings
  • Inside-the-mouth isolation. Consider Latex-free Nitrile Dam and Pre-operative Activated Charcoal Rinse
  • Dedicated Hi-volume suction tubes for removing by-products of drilling ( i.e. “Clean-Up” Tips)

 

The process of drilling out amalgam fillings liberates quantities of mercury vapor and fine particulates that can be inhaled and absorbed through the lungs. In order to determine if your dentist has been specially trained, here are some questions to ask.

Remove toxic dental materials safely and comfortably in the Saf-T-Op treatment room - built specifically for the purpose of providing a mercury-safe haven for patients seeking replacement of mercury-amalgam/silver fillings. It was designed to be the safest, most comfortable space to undergo dental treatment of any kind.

 

PowerPlay Sports Dentistry- Sports Dentistry Port Jefferson

A multi-faceted consideration of dental and physical well-being for professional athletes and weekend warriors alike. This is designed to improve athletic performance, aid in complementing rehabilitation, and maintenance of health. This can include diagnosis and treatment of oral-medical toxicities, nutritional counseling, access / referral to alternative medical specialists and other therapies.

We employ the following IAOMT approved methods to reduce mercury vapor exposure to our patients and operators during amalgam removal:

ALL electrical wiring from the original building was removed and replaced by shielded wiring

In keeping with our safety-first mentality, ALL electrical wiring from the original building was removed and replaced by shielded wiring. This was done to eliminate the radiation of ElectroMagnetic frequencies, which are typical in offices with non-shielded-wiring.

Once a suitable location was found, the existing space was COMPLETELY gutted.

When Dr. Leonard T. Fazio began construction on the dental office in Port Jefferson, N.Y., his singular vision for a technologically advanced, and environmentally safe facility was realized. In addition to being a warm and welcoming space, the finished product had to be a healthy environment.

Dr. Fazio, Long Island's biological dentist, takes a unique approach to oral healthcare; combining sound dental science and technical experience, with a deep concern for his patients' emotional well-being and comfort.