At Green Dentistry in San Francisco we believe that cavities are not inevitable. But we also know they happen, in spite of everyone’s best efforts. When we find them we use BPA-free white fillings to restore them.
Sometimes called composite resin, white fillings are an alternative to the metal fillings that were the standard in dentistry for a century or more. The problem with metal fillings is that they contain mercury. Even in minute doses, this can be toxic. Even though they still have the approval of the Food and Drug Administration, we do not use metal fillings and never will.
People love white fillings because they’re safer, and because they blend in so well with the teeth. But they are not without issues of their own. Some contain a harmful substance called BPA, which stands for Bisphenol A. Among other things BPA is found in plastics. Like the mercury in metal fillings it can get into the bloodstream over time, and have harmful effects on the body.
As a holistic practice Green Dentistry in San Francisco will always reduce your exposure to anything bad for your health. We use only BPA-free, biocompatible materials to treat your dental health needs. People from Sebastapol, Menlo Park, and the Peninsula come to our practice for complete general dentistry services, and much more. Please call to schedule an appointment with us today!