Why Mercury-Free Dentistry?

Makhoul Dentistry Serving Mission Viejo & Laguna Niguel, CA


Mercury is toxic to humans. It does not belong in your mouth. To learn about safe and attractive tooth-colored alternatives in the Mission Viejo area, call Dr. Makhoul at 949-596-0296 today!Makhoul Dentistry, located in Mission Viejo, California, is proud to be a mercury-free dental practice. There is significant evidence to suggest mercury, even the small amount found in dental restorations, is highly toxic and may lead to life-threatening illness. While no conclusive link between the mercury in fillings and serious health problems has been found, enough compelling evidence exists to have prompted the ADA to recommend mercury not be used in children and pregnant women.

Dr. E.M. Makhoul doesn’t think safety precautions should only apply to mothers and children, he thinks they should be extended to all. To meet this commitment, we have made our practice entirely mercury-free. If you are looking for a mercury-free dental practice in the Laguna Niguel area, call us at 949-596-0296 to schedule a consultation today.

More than a Physical Risk

In addition to posing potential health risks, metal amalgam fillings are simply inferior to their tooth-colored alternatives. Metal fillings must be packed into large cavities, often requiring the removal of healthy tooth enamel for their placement. What’s more, metal expands and contracts as temperatures in your mouth change, which can lead to chipped or broken teeth, or allow metal fillings to fall out completely. And this is to say nothing of their distracting and unappealing appearance.

By contrast, tooth-colored fillings and porcelain inlays and onlays are bonded to the surface of teeth. Held fast, mercury-free restorations do not come loose, fall out, or pose dangers to the structure of your teeth. Shaded to match surrounding tooth color, white restorations are also more visually pleasing, giving them one more distinct advantage over metal.

Safe, nontoxic, more reliable, and more attractive, white fillings are the ideal solution for men, women, and children. If you need a filling or if you are interested in replacing an older mercury filling, please contact Makhoul Dentistry today to schedule an appointment.

Located in Mission Viejo, we provide mercury-free dentistry services for people of all ages living throughout Orange County and the Saddleback Valley.