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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.

What Does Holistic Dentistry Mean?

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.

Holistic Dentistry services provided by Urbandale Smiles

  • Mercury-free dentistry
  • Safe removal of mercury “silver” fillings
  • Slow speed drilling to protect your teeth from trauma
  • Low radiation digital x-rays
  • Safe and cosmetic composite fillings, porcelain/ceramic inlays, onlays and crowns
  • Thorough periodontal examinations and non-surgical treatment of gum disease which affects 80% of American adults
  • Relief of TMJ, headache and related facial pain
  • Dental solutions for snoring and sleep disordered breathing/apnea

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.

What Is Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal?

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.

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What is Biocompatible and Holistic Dentistry Approach?

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.

Why Choose Us?

The Urbandale Smiles team is dedicated and excited with the readiness to help you with your scheduling, insurance, and financial needs.

Our friendly team makes you feel welcomed at all times, and answers all the questions you may have, and help you to the best of our abilities.

We provide high-quality services to yield the best results for your treatment and make the time you spend at Urbandale Smiles enjoyable.

We give focused attention to every patient and their oral health care.

Most Frequently Asked Biocompatible Dentistry Questions

Is the Use of Mercury in Dentistry a Matter of Concern?

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.

Can Amalgam Fillings Cause Health Problems?

Mercury is a highly toxic, non-radioactive element. Mercury poisoning can harm different body systems, including immune, urinary, cardiac, respiratory, and digestive systems.

Where Can You Find a Holistic Dentist?

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.

Our Dental Care Services

General Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry
Restorative Dentistry
Endodontic Dentistry
Family Dentistry
Dental Implants
Sleep Apnea
Biocompatible Dentistry
Dental Anxiety Treatment
Green Dentistry
Periodontics Dentistry

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