Dental Material Safety:
BPA / Bisphenol A Safety
BPA, also known as Bisphenol A is used in a wide variety of plastics. Some have suggested that at high enough levels BPA can affect development and may be a potential safety concern.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as well as the FDA agree that the low-level of BPA exposure that may result from dental sealants and composites poses no known health threat.
Most published studies have concluded that dental composite fillings are not a significant source of Bis-Phenol A. We have composite resin which is BPA free for those who request it.
Our office uses multiple types of composite resin with different chemical properties. Among those we have glass ionomer materials that have absolutely zero BPA, and composite resin restorations that have Bis-GMA instead of Bisphenol A.
Amalgam / Mercury / Silver Fillings Safety
We are a mercury free office. We live in a day and age where we have better, stronger, safer, and more cosmetic dental options. If an old mercury filling is failing and needs replacing, we safely remove it with High Volume Evacuators and a Rubber Dam to minimize mercury vapor inhalation. Old fillings can usually be replaced with composite or ceramic restorations.
Patients of record may also use us as a drop off center for old CFL bulbs which contain mercury.
Diagnostic X-Rays are of critical importance in dental treatment. We use the latest technology to reduce the exposure to negligible amounts. For more details visit our Dental X-Ray Safety Page.