Dr. Thomas and his staff believe it’s important that all patients understand the correlation between dental health and overall health. He not only wants to be your dentist, but an integral part of your healthcare team and that is why he is compassionate about your needs and strives to be a patient advocate and most importantly, treat you like you’re one of the family.
What Makes Dr. Thomas a Holistic Dentist?
For years, people have had silver amalgam fillings placed in their mouths to fill cavities. Amalgam fillings are made from mercury mixed with silver, tin, copper, zinc, and other metals. While the American Dental Association considers amalgam to be perfectly safe, there are some studies that present a growing concern about the mercury in these fillings and how much mercury vapor is released during chewing and potentially absorbed into the body.
Dr. Thomas has been mercury-free for over ten years. He uses white composite fillings that not only offer his patients peace of mind, but they also bond directly to the tooth, require much less removal of the tooth structure and give the appearance of a natural tooth. In addition, Dr. Thomas will perform safe amalgam removal, which includes giving patients an alternate breathing source so as to not breathe the amalgam dust during removal, and careful isolation of the tooth being worked on so that there is no amalgam debris swallowed.
Read more about white composite fillings on our mercury-free dentist page.
If you have any other potential materials issues or allergies, Dr. Thomas would be happy to discuss more with you about holistic practices in dentistry. Please call our office or request an appointment online.