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Dental Arts Building, 1108 E. Ohio St
Clinton, MO 64735

Dr. Krystal Gillis and Dr. Robert Sexauer are certified and licensed providers of FastBraces®
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Why Clinton, MO area patients should choose an amalgam free dentist

For decades, amalgam fillings were the go-to standard for filling dental cavities. In recent years, there has been an increase in published studies showing the negative effect of amalgam fillings due to their high content of mercury. Amalgam fillings are composed of up to 50 percent mercury and can be toxic when placed in the mouth for fillings. Mercury releases vapors when it’s heated. Every day processes such as chewing, brushing the teeth, or even clenching the teeth can cause these vapors to be released. The result can be mercury toxins in the blood, putting the patient’s health at risk.

Drs. Sexauer and Gillis have a holistic dental practice in Clinton, MO where they do not expose patients to silver amalgam fillings. In their amalgam free practice, they offer patients biocompatible options such as composite resin for dental restorations. Composite resin fillings are durable, natural looking, and most importantly, safe. Because they are tooth-colored, composite resin fillings also blend in beautifully with a natural tooth.

The many benefits to using mercury-free alternatives include:
  • No risk of toxic exposure
  • Beautiful, tooth-colored appearance
  • Durability and longevity
  • No variances in size due to temperature
  • Lowered risk of sensitivity
  • Quick and easy placement
Holistic dentistry is all about the close connection between the health of the mouth and total body wellness. This is why a holistic dental practice focuses on the materials they use as well as utilizing the least invasive options for restorative work.

In addition to a focus on biocompatible materials, preventative dentistry in the form of proper oral care can make a great deal of difference for patients. We spend time teaching patients how to care for the teeth and gums properly and about the importance of general dental visits. Many patients feel like twice yearly appointments are unnecessary if there are no problems present. The truth is that general visits allow the dentist to monitor the health of the mouth and catch any problems early. Additionally, professional cleanings can remove plaque and tartar that at home brushing alone may not.

To learn more about holistic and amalgam-free dental care in Clinton, MO, call our office today and schedule a visit.

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