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Brain cryer
Brain cryer
16:27 08 Oct 19
Dr. Reddy has been very helpful. He is very considerate. He listened to my problem and suggested best possible treatments. He is a thorough professional and treated me with utmost care. What else do we expect from a dentist. I am going to be a regular from now for his consult. Thank you Dr. Reddy
Azad Memon
Azad Memon
20:35 04 Oct 19
I went in because I was trying to find a dentist to transfer my Invisalign case to, since I recently moved. Dr Amelia came off as competent and knowledgeable and she seemed to getting care that I was happy with the end results of my treatment. I'll definitely be considering continuing my treatment with her.
Melanie Peralta
Melanie Peralta
22:05 12 Sep 19
The administrative and dental staff are wonderful. I have been going there for the last 19 years. There expertise have helped to maintain my smile. I highly recommend them.
Elaine Ruz
Elaine Ruz
12:39 14 Aug 19
Dr. Chan is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had. She is so friendly and kind that my 3 and 6 year-old-kids finally enjoyed going to a dentist. The front desk staff and hygienists are incredibly nice and they make it very clear customer satisfaction is the number one priority for them. I highly recommend Dr. Chan and associates to all my friends and patients.
Emily English
Emily English
22:41 24 Apr 19
Great dentist! I really appreciated the treatment coordinator Marsha. She walked me through how my appointments would work and the costs and it made me feel very comfortable. The space was clean & the staff was nice. It’s a big office so they can do anything you need on the premises. I will keep going there from now on!
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Brain cryer
Brain cryer
16:27 08 Oct 19
Dr. Reddy has been very helpful. He is very considerate. He listened to my problem and suggested best possible treatments. He is a thorough professional and treated me with utmost care. What else do we expect from a dentist. I am going to be a regular from now for his consult. Thank you Dr. Reddy
Azad Memon
Azad Memon
20:35 04 Oct 19
I went in because I was trying to find a dentist to transfer my Invisalign case to, since I recently moved. Dr Amelia came off as competent and knowledgeable and she seemed to getting care that I was happy with the end results of my treatment. I'll definitely be considering continuing my treatment with her.
Melanie Peralta
Melanie Peralta
22:05 12 Sep 19
The administrative and dental staff are wonderful. I have been going there for the last 19 years. There expertise have helped to maintain my smile. I highly recommend them.
Elaine Ruz
Elaine Ruz
12:39 14 Aug 19
Dr. Chan is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had. She is so friendly and kind that my 3 and 6 year-old-kids finally enjoyed going to a dentist. The front desk staff and hygienists are incredibly nice and they make it very clear customer satisfaction is the number one priority for them. I highly recommend Dr. Chan and associates to all my friends and patients.
Emily English
Emily English
22:41 24 Apr 19
Great dentist! I really appreciated the treatment coordinator Marsha. She walked me through how my appointments would work and the costs and it made me feel very comfortable. The space was clean & the staff was nice. It’s a big office so they can do anything you need on the premises. I will keep going there from now on!
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Out of all the topics on safe dental fillings, one of the most debated is dental amalgams. The controversy has caused concern among millions of people who have this type of dental filling. Do amalgam fillings pose a health risk to those who have them in their teeth? If so, should people have their fillings removed by a dentist in Toronto?

What is dental amalgam?

A dental amalgam filling is a combination of mercury and alloy particles. A lot of people prefer this type of filling as it is very durable but relatively inexpensive. There are however downsides of having an amalgam filling. One of them is that it requires drilling a relatively large cavity in the tooth. Another is that it involves removing healthy tooth substance to secure it in place. Some people also find the silver color of amalgam fillings unappealing.

 

Are amalgams safe dental fillings?

The main concern about amalgam fillings is not that people will end up ingesting tiny amounts of mercury. The trouble lies with the inhalation of mercury vapor. Traces of mercury due to inhalation can accumulate in the brain over time. However, there is no evidence that this specific source causes any health problems. There isn’t any dentist in Toronto that show adverse effects from mercury vapor, considering they’re frequently exposed to it.

 

Should people remove their amalgam fillings, just to be sure?

There are some people who develop an allergy to dental amalgam fillings and should have it removed. Except for these cases, there’s no justification in removing these arguably safe dental fillings. It must be noted that both the patient and the dentist in Toronto are both exposed to mercury during placement and removal. If amalgam fillings are dangerous, there should be a lot of cases of dental practitioners being sick due to exposure.

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