What is Mercury?
Mercury is a toxin that has been identified as an environmental hazard, and linked to several serious and costly health problems. Amalgam fillings and other metals may contain trace amounts of mercury that could enter your bloodstream and have a serious negative impact on your oral and overall health. At Cochran Family Dental, we work to keep our patients safe from mercury exposure and the health risks that the toxin causes.
Some health risks associated with mercury exposure include:
- Cardiovascular issues
- Neurological disorders
- Collagen diseases
- A weakened immune system
- Allergies to food, the environment and chemicals
To make sure that our patients are healthy, we provide mercury-free dentistry to our patients in the Leesburg area. Patients with mercury-free dentistry services can feel more secure when getting fillings or other restorative dentistry work done. Our mercury-free patients are healthier, and enjoy lasting oral health without any mercury associated risks.
Amalgam fillings are dental fillings that use metal to restore teeth and fill in cavities. At our practice, we never use amalgam fillings because these fillings may contain mercury. Our practice uses only white fillings that are completely mercury-free. Our white fillings restore damaged or decayed teeth and look completely natural. The white filling has a tooth like appearance and makes fillings less noticeable. The dental fillings we use in our office have a similar shade and texture to your regular teeth. No one will even be able to tell that you’ve had a filling, and you can feel confident in our mercury-free dentistry.
To find out more about our mercury-free dentistry services, contact us at our office today. We serve patients from all over the Leesburg area, from Purcellville to Ashburn. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have, or to set up an appointment with Dr. Cochran.