Bio-Compatible, Safe & Non-Allergic Materials
At The Brush Stop we believe that if a material is going to be exposed to a child, it must be beneficial and biocompatible. We are committed to using non-allergic, quality products in all our treatments. We do not use amalgam (silver fillings), and include several metal-free options in our treatment plan.
As your child’s healthcare advocate, it is our duty to ensure that the materials we utilize in treating your child or teen benefit not only the mouth, but also their body as a whole. As an active member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Dr. Khoury has spent numerous hours attending courses and researching the effects of materials used in Dentistry, and their effects on the body.
WHY WE CHOOSE TO BE A MERCURY-FREE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY PRACTICE?
At the Brush Stop Pediatric Dentistry, we are mindful of the treatments we offer and materials we use in order to work in harmony with your child and teen’s development. It is why we have made the personal choice as a practitioner to provide a Mercury-Free environment when treating patients.
Silver fillings, otherwise known as amalgam fillings, contain over 50% mercury, along with other elements such as silver, copper and tin. Mercury is released in trace amounts through expansion and contraction while eating and drinking different types of food. This can also cause the enamel surrounding the filling to flex, and cause the tooth to crack.
This is the reason my patients are treated with safer, more biocompatible materials that have been shown to withstand the forces around a developing mouth without the potentially harmful effects or toxicity of mercury.
In addition to not placing mercury fillings, we are also quite particular in the ways we remove these fillings as well. We offer children an Oxygen nasal hood so that they are not inhaling the fumes released when removing the amalgam. Our treatment rooms are equipped with specific ventilation and our chairs are built to capture mercury particles.
Some materials you will find in our office include essential oils and aromatherapy in treatment rooms to help relax patients undergoing treatment, BPA-free composite & sealants and include several metal-free options in our treatment plan such as zirconia crowns. We also offer remineralization techniques that are an alternative to fluoride, for those who prefer fluoride free treatment. We would be glad to discuss these options with you further at your dental visit.