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Charlottesville patients ask, “Why do I need mercury-safe dentistry?”

The focus of biological dentistry extends beyond a patient’s smile and places great importance on their overall health or wellbeing. Holistic dentists (also known as biologic or mecury-safe dentists) perform procedures using only non-toxic, biocompatible materials to help patient’s achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. Holistic dentists work to identify dysfunction within the mouth, including periodontal disease and TMJ to limit the negative impact these can have on a patient’s entire body wellness.

Holistic dentists will not immediately turn to the most aggressive approaches to address issues within the mouth. Any treatments that are done to the mouth are performed in the least invasive way to maintain the integrity of the mouth. Diagnostic procedures as well as treatments are performed with the patient in mind; they use mercury-safe fillings and steer clear of metal restorations and treatments that utilize toxic chemicals. Holistic dentists also promote wellness through a variety of other avenues including nutritional information, preventative techniques, and alternative therapies.

Dr. Hart of Richmond Family Dentistry provides holistic dental care for all of the patients in her practice. She provides the safe removal of amalgam fillings, carefully following the protocols of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

At Richmond Family Dentistry, we offer patients in the Richmond and Charlottesville area a positive environment to achieve a healthy smile. We offer a comprehensive list of restorative and cosmetic treatments to improve overall health and wellness. We are happy to answer any question you have about holistic and mercury-safe dentistry. We encourage all patients to visit our office twice yearly for regular dental exams and cleaning. Proper oral hygiene along with routine dental care is the best way to ensure your mouth is healthy for your entire life.

To learn more about biological dentistry, please call our office today at 804-381-6238 to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Hart. Our state of the art office combined with our warm and friendly team; ensure that you will have a positive dental experience. Your oral health and whole body wellbeing is our top priority. Our high quality dental care combined with compassionate care will put you on the road time to a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles.


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Dayna H.
Dr. Hart is gentle and professional, I knew I was in good hands during the entire procedure. Annie made my experience absolutely exceptional. She explained everything and made me feel very calm and comfortable before and during lunch the process. I would highly recommend this office to anyone seeking safer dental care!
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