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Holistic Dental Treatment Glasgow

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Holistic Dentistry & Safe Amalgam Removal

In addition to cutting-edge equipment and pioneering techniques, we’re firm believers in the holistic approach to dentistry. We don’t just target a single problem head on with a one-size-fits-all solution, instead we look at the wider picture along with our patients, investigating all aspects of dental health to fully determine what the issue might be that’s causing them pain, discomfort and embarrassment. The teeth, gums and oral tissues aren’t just crucial for healthy eating and aesthetic reasons, they’re an indicator of other problems within the body. By taking a holistic approach, we can provide you with a long-lasting solution and can also identify deeper health concerns that might need addressing.

Although dental professionals have deemed mercury amalgam fillings to be safe, many patients report several side effects and health implications after having mercury fillings installed into cavities. Many patients report feelings of tiredness and fatigue, general uneasiness and a foggy head that they often relate to mercury fillings. That is why at The Berkeley Clinic, we provide safe amalgam removal. This is one area where our holistic approach really comes into its own and our experts will work closely with you to discuss your symptoms, case history and concerns to provide you with a treatment plan that works for you.

The Effects of Mercury on the Body

Mercury is an incredibly toxic metal. Like other heavy metals like lead, mercury can be harmful to your health and can cause severe cases of poisoning when it leeches into the body. Mercury can also cause adverse allergic reactions. Between 1-5% of the population exhibits allergic reactions to mercury, meaning a large proportion of dental patients cannot accommodate mercury amalgam fillings at all and should be seeking alternatives. What’s more, mercury can trigger auto-immune responses in the body, a potentially devastating condition which can turn something as simple as a cavity into a life-threatening risk.

Safe Amalgam Removal Techniques

Our techniques for amalgam removal are not only safe, but quick, leaving you with first-rate results without the hassle. We provide clean air supply and then commence high-speed mercury vapour evacuation. Sealed mercury proof rubber dams are used to ensure that exposure is kept to a minimum, while same day ceramic reconstructions are available to provide you with the replacement you need in no time at all. You can read more about safe amalgam removal in our brochure. 

Alternatives to Amalgam Fillings

Mercury amalgam fillings were originally used in dentistry because they were relatively inexpensive and easy to fit. Today, these types of fillings are still commonly used for the same reasons. However, they are a poor choice when it comes to bio-compatibility and there are several other options which are much more effective. Ceramic inlays are a particularly desirable alternative, with cast models made from computer imaging. This alternative isn’t just a more attractive alternative because it is free from harmful chemicals, it can also restore a tooth after a filling is removed, leaving patients with a healthier, more natural looking smile. Composite resin fillings are another choice for patients, but like mercury amalgam fillings, these aren’t bio compatible and don’t last as long as ceramic alternatives.

Why Choose the Berkeley Clinic?

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Dr Stewart Wright has grown an international reputation for his holistic approach to treating patients.  The Berkeley Clinic have never placed mercury amalgam fillings. When patients come to us looking for help filling cavities or replacing old ones, we’ll always provide a metal free alternative that leaves patients with a healthier mouth and total peace of mind. What’s more, we pride ourselves on utilising the latest technologies, techniques and after-care processes to ensure every patient is left with the best possible result, every time.

Get in Touch with the Team Today

Are you looking for a holistic dentist in Glasgow or would you like to find out more about Safe Amalgam Removal? Get in touch today to arrange a consultation. Call us on: 0141 564 1900, email us on: reception@berkeleyclinic.com, or get in touch via the online enquiry form.

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Safe Amalgam Removal In Glasgow

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Choosing Safer Alternatives For Our Patients

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When it comes to cavities, dental fillings can be a quick and effective solution to unsightly gaps and problematic holes. Many of us who have undergone treatment for dental fillings in the past, might have been happy with the results, but those who have undertaken the procedure in the distant past may find that the materials used to plug cavities includes potentially harmful substances like zinc, copper and mercury. It’s shocking to think, but some historic dental fillings can contain up to 50% mercury.

Redefine your smile with amalgam removal

If you’re looking to remove potentially harmful amalgam fillings, The Berkeley Clinic is the place to go. We are a mercury free zone and have never used harmful amalgam fillings, relying instead on safer alternatives. What’s more, our expert team of dentistry professionals are some of the most experienced around when it comes to extraction and removal of amalgam, minimising the risk that mercury can cause and replacing them with much safer alternatives.

Efficient amalgam removal

Regardless of which dental procedure you’re checking in for, one of the main concerns for any patient is speed and efficiency. At The Berkeley Clinic, our team have streamlined steps to ensure no patient has to spend more time than they need to in the chair. Once you’ve spoken with one of our consultants and agreed upon a course of action that everyone is happy with, we’ll arrange a one-stop procedure to remove multiple amalgam fillings in a single sitting, saving you unnecessary expense, undue pain and discomfort, and valuable time. Our expert team will also talk you through the restorative options available to you, ensuring your smile is returned to its former glory in no time.

 

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The dangers of mercury amalgam

Mercury amalgam used in dental fillings typically contain a minimum of 50% mercury, high concentrations of silver and significant levels of copper. Although mercury has long been used in dental care and fillings, in recent years, there’s been growing concern about individual sensitivity to mercury, implications on pollution, and risk to health. If you’re concerned that you might be sensitive to mercury and wish to replace your current set of fillings, you’ve come to the right place. If you feel as though you need some further consultation and guidance on the matter, our team will talk you through all the possible implications of maintaining mercury amalgam fillings and the alternative options available to you. For more information just visit our safe amalgam removal landing page.

 

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Get in touch with the team today !

If you’re looking for safe and effective amalgam removal in Glasgow, The Berkeley Clinic is your go-to destination. Drop us a message via our online enquiry form to request further information and one of our team will be back in touch ASAP. Alternatively, drop the team an email at: reception@berkeleyclinic.com or drop us a line direct on: 0141 564 1900.

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Replace your Amalgam Fillings with The Berkeley Clinic

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Minimising Mercury Exposure

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Dental fillings are a commonly used dental treatment that many of us have benefited from. In the past these fillings were made from amalgam – an alloy of mercury with another metal, such as silver, tin, copper or zinc. The amalgam was made of approximately 50% mercury. Over 4 years ago Berkeley Clinic, registered orthodontist Glasgow residents rely on, made the decision to stop placing amalgam fillings due to their high content of mercury. We also started offering a safe amalgam dental fillings removal to everyone who is concerned with the high mercury content of their amalgam dental fillings.

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