Dr. Fernandez focuses on patient education. Evidence shows that amalgam fillings have a negative impact on overall health. Amalgam fillings weaken teeth, very often leading to cracked teeth and mercury vapor released in the mouth simply by chewing release a toxin into your body.
Due to health risks involved with amalgam, we follow the following safety protocol recommended by of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and other prominent biological and holistic dental organizations:
- use of a rubber dam
- the option of pure oxygen
- copious amounts of water with a special suction device
After the mercury is removed, we restore the tooth with safe bio-compatible materials. The mercury that is removed is isolated from our patients and staff and disposed of responsibly. In addition, we have installed a special water filter that separates the mercury so it does not go down the drain and pollute the environment.