NLS Clinic Cosmetic Dentistry Section
maintains a holistic approach to the practice of
dentistry by providing not just cosmetic
procedures, but by also addressing and
correcting any underlying dental health issues.
"What I find most exciting about the newest
smile makeover techniques is that they're
simple, comfortable, and beautiful", "The procedures provide me with
the opportunity to give people a great reason to
smile! What could be more satisfying?"
Is an approach to dental treatment,
primarily caring for patients' health and safety
from both a conventional as well as "alternative
healthcare" point of view. It is sometimes
called "biological" dentistry or "biocompatible"
dentistry. In it's fullest sense, I believe it
acknowledges and deals with the your mind,
body and spirit, not just your "teeth".
In holistic mercury-free dentistry there
is an effort to find biocompatible materials to
use to reduce toxicity for everyone, especially
the chemically sensitive. Amalgam use is avoided
in holistic dentistry (" amalgam free" or
"mercury free") due to concern about possible
toxicity problems. Amalgam removal and
replacement with natural-looking bonded
materials is a common holistic dentistry
treatment as well as a common aesthetic
dentistry treatment. We feel the mercury/amalgam
is not only potentially bad for your teeth and
for the human body in general, but it looks
awful and unnatural, too. Detoxification,
especially of residual mercury deposits in body
tissues from amalgams is often done.
Who is a
candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Individuals who can benefit from
cosmetic dentistry run the gamut from teenagers
This can include: anyone who doesn't smile
because of yellow or discolored teeth, people
with crooked or irregularly shaped teeth,
seniors wanting a more youthful appearance,
teenagers left with chipped teeth after a
sporting accident, brides and bridegrooms before
their special day, sales persons, newly divorced
people who are trying to get back into the
dating game, or people recovering from
automobile accidents, or other traumas.
Improvements in technology and dental materials
offer a wide variety of comfortable options to
help anyone attain an attractive new smile more
easily than ever before. Today's top cosmetic
dental treatment options include:
It is one of the most important
messages of NLS Clinic is to make you
have a good look, from both inside and outside,
your smile is important for us. We can offer you
white teeth, improve the appearance of your
teeth by bonding and shaping, and by use of
veneers that is placed over the front side of
the tooth to improve its appearance
The magnificent LASER that is used in
NLS Clinic is considered to be an
effective safe method in cavity removal without
pain, enhances healing, bloodless technique,
allows stronger restoration of teeth, and can
contour the unhealthy gums with a faster healing
and no postoperative discomfort. LASER also
helps in providing the ideal hygiene.
NLS Clinic provides facilities that
allow children to accept dental treatment. Most
Dental problems in children are preventable and
we can help in prevention of it and to maintain
healthy long-lasting teeth for a healthy
Veneers - An
increasingly popular procedure, offering an
"extreme smile makeover" generally without the
discomfort and drilling of older techniques.
Veneers are ultra-thin, custom made laminates
that are bonded directly to the "smile teeth".
They are a great option for achieving a
beautiful smile, closing gaps, correcting poor
color, and straightening uneven teeth.
The most commonly prescribed cosmetic dental
procedure, many whitening options are now
available to consumers in a wide range of
Bonding - An
option for chipped or cracked teeth, bonding is
a process in which an enamel-like material is
applied to a tooth's surface, sculpted into
shape, hardened, and then polished for an ideal
The "silver" fillings in your teeth - Dental
Amalgams - are still widely used by the dental
profession in most parts of the world.
The "Amalgam" consists of
a mix of metals - Generally 50% Mercury, 35%
Silver, 15% Tin and other metals.
But is it safe to put so much Mercury, the most
toxic non-radioactive metal known to man, into
the mouth of a person?
Mercury is a known poison. It is, in fact, one
of - if not the - most toxic of all the
elements known!!! It is fact that mercury is
fully one-half of the mass of the filling you
see when you look at any "silver" filling. It is
fact that mercury vaporizes in the mouth and
that the vapor is inhaled and also directly
absorbed into the body. It is fact that mercury
travels to all body tissues and concentrates in
tissues where it can do damage in several known
The question is not whether the above facts are
true, but whether enough of it occurs to be
significant. Organized dentistry in the USA has
taken the position that amalgam use is perfectly
safe. Those against its use have found
compelling relationships to many serious
illnesses ranging from depression to cancer,
and from kidney disease to Alzheimer's.
How can it be thought to cause so wide a
range of problems?
The suggested answer is that mercury from
fillings doesn't cause a specific disease. It
causes poisoning. And depending on which
tissues it concentrates in, the symptoms will
differ from one person to another. Two of the
most common sites of concentration and damage,
however, seem to be the brain and the kidneys
There is now a growing mountain of evidence
that it is NOT safe to do
so. Some countries, like Sweden,
Canada and Germany, have either banned or
imposed serious limitations on Amalgam usage.
There is now compelling evidence from reputable
scientific bodies such as the World Health
Organisation that, despite claims from
pro-amalgam bodies such as the American and
British Dental Associations (ADA/BDA),
mercury is NOT "locked"
safely in the metal bonds in the teeth, but can
leak slowly into the body, often causing severe
illnesses. These are reckoned to possibly
include ME/CFS, Multiple Sclerosis,
Alzheimers, and a whole range of
"auto-immune" illnesses. In fact, just by
damaging the immune system, Amalgam could
be contributing to an even broader range of
Mercury's extreme cytotoxicity and
neurotoxicity is a major factor in the
neurological conditions, along with its
inhibition of basic enzymatic cellular processes
and effects on essential minerals and nutrients
in cells. Mercury is also documented to
cause imbalances in neurotransmitters related to
mood disorders. A direct mechanism involving
mercury's inhibition of cellular enzymatic
processes by binding with the hydroxyl
radical (SH) in amino acids appears to be a
major part of the connection to allergic/immune
reactive conditions such as
lupus, eczema and psoriasis, scleroderma, and
allergies. Immune reactivity to
mercury has been documented by immune reactivity
tests to be a major factor in many of the
What should we do? Is
there a way to reason through this?
I think there is! First, we are being constantly
bombarded with all sorts of chemical and
biophysical noxious influences in our food, air,
immune systems are being stressed
more and more. I believe we are seeing more
chemically sensitive people and more illness
from "environmental" causes. I think it makes
sense to avoid known toxins, especially if there
is a reasonable alternative...and there is.
Regarding mercury (in fillings), a friend of
mine, a Virginia dentist, stated:
"Somehow I just don't feel
comfortable using a substance designated by the
EPA to be a waste disposal hazard. I can't
[legally] throw it in the trash, bury it in the
ground, or put it in a landfill, but they say
it's OK to put it
in people's mouths.
That just doesn't make sense."
NLS Clinic is unique to be an amalgam
free dental clinic, we just use natural products
that are safe and together with the general
approach for your health, we can have the good
smile we need.