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If 'you're concerned about your well-being and are looking for a mercury free dentistry practice, your search ends here! At Urbandale Smiles, we specialize in biocompatible and holistic dentistry to ensure that your overall health is safe.
Also known as biocompatible dentistry, the holistic dentistry focuses mainly on how the whole body interconnects, as well as the influence of oral health on our wellbeing. Biocompatible dentists understand the types of health risks toxic materials pose on your dental and physiological health. Therefore, they promote holistic, biocompatible, and mercury-free dentistry, and strive to help others recognize what these terms mean in clinical application.
At Urbandale Smiles, we specialize in biocompatible and holistic dentistry to ensure that your overall health is always a priority.
The rapid advancements in technology have presented dentists with ample procedure alternatives that can boost our health rather than suppress it. For this reason, dentistry is nearing a transition into a new era of biological dentistry. We provide services and use materials with high biocompatibility for our patients, and with a focus on the mouth as a part of the whole body.
Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Chia Wu, who is SMART certified with the IAOMT for her expertise in safe mercury amalgam removal techniques and biocompatible dentistry. She is one of the few Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) - certified dentists in Iowa. She is committed to treats her patients with a holistic approach and collaborates with other healthcare professionals to promote optimum health.
When amalgam fillings are removed, dentists must be extremely careful that patients aren’t exposed to excess amounts of mercury. A SMART certified dentist like Dr. Wu will use the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology)-recommended procedures to remove amalgam fillings while reducing the potential negative health outcomes of mercury exposure.
Biological dentistry has a twofold approach that considers how you would want to look externally and feel internally. Moreover, holistic & biocompatible dentistry practices (both major components of biological dentistry) often beat traditional dental methods regarding beauty and safety, providing you a natural appearance without compromising your overall health. Choosing a biocompatible, holistic or biological dentist implies that you’re seeking treatment through a dentist who has your best interests in mind.
We are committed to using, biocompatible materials in all our dental procedures to ensure the safety and integrity of your oral cavity.
We do not use any harmful toxins or radiations during dental procedures.
All our holistic dentists in Iowa are committed to providing you with a holistic dentistry experience in an eco-friendly environment.
We are proud to have onboard our very own IAOMT-trained biocompatible dentist.
Most people are usually unaware that "silver" amalgam fillings are composed of 50% mercury. A large dental filling may involve as much mercury as a thermometer. Once inhaled, the mercury vapor gets absorbed into the bloodstream.
The World Health Organization(WHO) has noticed that dental fillings add more mercury into a person's body as compared to all other sources of mercury combined. Experts believe that mercury is a potent poison and exposure to its vapor in any amount can be harmful, especially because of its cumulative effect. Many scientists have demanded a ban on mercury use across all products.
Mercury is a highly toxic, non-radioactive element. Mercury poisoning can harm different body systems, including immune, urinary, cardiac, respiratory, and digestive systems.
The IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) is involved with the promotion of biocompatible dentistry in collaboration with dentists, physicians, and researchers through peer-reviewed studies. The IAOMT has also established protocols to ensure the overall well-being of patients. Above all, dentists should only use materials and procedures that 'won't cause harmful effects to the rest of the body.
The IAOMT also educates dentists in correct mercury filling removal technique. Dr. Chia Wu is an IAOMT-certified SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) dentist who has expertise in safe mercury filling removal technique.