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Mercury Free Dentistry

Mercury Free Dentistry and Your Health


At Staten Island Smiles, we are passionate about beautiful smiles that are healthy too. We use mercury-free dentistry at our clinic to ensure that your teeth and general health are both protected.

 

You may have heard about the negatives associated with mercury and amalgam fillings, and wondered if there are really any health risks. Through this blog, Dr. Joseph Mormino will discuss the positives of mercury-free dentistry and composite fillings, and help you understand why this type of dentistry is safer for you.



What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings are fillings that are created from porcelain -based materials. These fillings are also known as composite fillings and are used to replaced decayed parts of the teeth. They help to strengthen the teeth to restore a tooth back to its ori


The Effects of Mercury

Mercury and Your Health


It used to be that all fillings were done with a combination of metals. A dentist would place the filling and a patient would go on his/her way, not thinking about any ramifications. However, more and more debates have opened surrounding the safety of mercury in amalgams, and the effects that this mercury can have on the body.

Through this blog, Dr. Joseph Mormino will discuss the effects of mercury and traditional amalgams. Keep reading Dr. Morminos blog to learn more about mercury and what we do Staten Island Smiles to keep all of our patients safe and healthy.

All About Mercury and Your Smile

The debate about the safety of mercury in amalgams has reached the world-wide stage. While the American Dental association maintains that a dental amalgam is a safe material to fill cavities, many other countries have either banned or strongly discouraged the u