Mountain View Family Dentistry
of Mesa, Arizona, is your true
general dental office, providing
a wide range of services for
everyone in your family
regardless of their age.
At Mountain View Family
Dentistry, we will treat you
like family and tend to your
most sensitive dental needs
as if they were our own.
Mesa dentists Dr. Shayne
Guffey and Dr. Rebecca Temp are
here for you.
Mesa Mercury-Free Dentist
Amalgam fillings have been a controversial topic in the field of dentistry. Amalgam fillings (often called silver fillings) contain about fifty percent mercury.
Why Some Patients Want a Mercury-Free Dentist
Although mercury is toxic, it was previously thought that amalgam fillings don't release mercury into the body. Recent research, however, suggests that when you chew, a very small amount of mercury vapor is released from the fillings.
It is debated whether or not the mercury released is actually harmful to the body. There are no apparent adverse affects for most people who have amalgam fillings in their teeth. Neither has it been absolutely proven that harm has resulted from the mercury in amalgam fillings.
However, neither has it been proven that the mercury in the fillings is not harmful. Because of health concerns, many people prefer mercury-free fillings.
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Dr. Guffey and his associates are mercury-free dentists. They don't place amalgam fillings unless a patient requests them.
If you choose to have your amalgam fillings removed and replaced with white fillings, Dr. Guffey and his staff follow a protocol designed to minimize your exposure to the mercury dust created when amalgam fillings are removed. If this is a particular concern of yours, please let us know.
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