At Superior Smiles, we are committed to staying at the forefront of modern dentistry and prioritising the health and well-being of our patients. That’s why we are thrilled to share some remarkable news with you: the ban on dental amalgam! Join us on this journey towards a healthier, mercury-free future as we explore the reasons behind this ban and how it positively impacts your dental experience at our Knutsford practice.
1. The Global Efforts to Reduce Mercury Exposure:
The Minamata Convention, established in 2013, made it clear that the phase-out of dental amalgam fillings worldwide is crucial to minimise the harmful effects of mercury exposure. At Superior Smiles, we fully support this global initiative and are proud to be part of a movement that prioritises the health of our patients and the environment.
2. Brexit and New Regulations:
With the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, new regulations are being implemented to ensure the safety and well-being of dental patients. As of January 1st, 2025, dental amalgam will be banned, aligning us with international standards and ensuring that you receive the safest and most sustainable dental treatments available.
3. Health Concerns and Heavy Metal Toxicity:
Research has shown potential health risks associated with dental amalgam fillings, including heavy metal toxicity and mercury exposure. While some dentists argue that amalgam is safe, caution is advised, especially for pregnant women, children, or individuals with kidney problems. At Superior Smiles, your well-being is our priority, and that’s why we’ve never used amalgam as a restorative material. We offer alternative options such as composite or porcelain fillings, which are not only aesthetically pleasing but also safer for your overall health.
4. Autopsy Results and Flawed Evidence:
A report to the EU Commission revealed that patients with amalgam fillings had significantly higher levels of mercury in their tissues during autopsy results compared to those without amalgam fillings. This finding, combined with the identification of flaws and poor conduct in much of the evidence supporting the use of amalgam, further emphasises the need for a ban. With Superior Smiles, you can trust that we are dedicated to providing evidence-based, safe, and effective dental solutions.
Embrace the Change with Superior Smiles:
We want to assure you that at Superior Smiles, we have always prioritised your health and well-being. With the ban on dental amalgam, we can now offer you even safer and more sustainable dental treatments. Our experienced team is ready to assist you in replacing your amalgam fillings with white composite or porcelain fillings, which not only look natural but also provide long-lasting results.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, our friendly team at Superior Smiles in Knutsford is here to help. Your dental health is our utmost priority, and we are committed to ensuring your peace of mind. Join us on this exciting journey towards a mercury-free future and experience the superior dental care you deserve.