Replacing AMALGAM Fillings Safely
At Yiannikos Center for Holistic Dentistry, we use the SMART protocol for the safe removal of amalgam fillings from your teeth since we care about your health and safety!!! The reason for applying the SMART protocol is that, in amalgam fillings, half of the content is made up of mercury. In other words, your amalgam filling is toxic to your body, and thus, a safe removal protocol is vital.
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Think Smart (SMART) and Choose Smart (SMART) for Your Health!
SMART is a comprehensive protocol established by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), involving a series of steps for the safe removal of your amalgam fillings with care. We implement this protocol since our concern, at Yiannikos Center for Holistic Dentistry, is the health and safety of all our patients!
Reasons to remove AMALGAM fillings with the SMART method
Removing amalgam fillings is essential for your health, as they contain an average of 50% mercury. According to research, these fillings release mercury vapours while being removed, during brushing, teeth grinding, chewing, etc.
The whole process is completely painless, fast, but most importantly, completely safe and effective.
The cost of the treatment is very affordable!
Scientific studies have identified mercury present in AMALGAM fillings as a potential cause, or worsening factor in the following:
Allergies (especially Mercury)
Loss of hearing
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Microbial resistance to antibiotics
Symptoms of Mercury poisoning
Depression and Stress
Symptoms with unclear causes
Oral Lichen Planus
In the treatment room, a Dental Air Vacuum System must be functioning to suction oral mercury vapours.
Oxygen is provided to you, our patient, via a nasal cannula. And the reason? To ensure that you do not inhale vapours or amalgam particles.
During and immediately after the procedure, you MUST rinse your mouth with a special mouthwash containing Chlorella.
Both our staff (Dr Yiannikos, Irene) and you, our patient, must wear protective aprons. Furthermore, our hair (staff and patient's) must be covered with protective caps.
Your mouth must be covered well, with a protective membrane called an elastic insulator.
A powerful saliva suction system MUST operate throughout the removal process, to protect you from mercury particles.
Specially insulated carbon masks should be worn by our staff (Dr Yiannikos, Eirini).
The amalgam filling should be removed in as large pieces as possible.
The windows of the room must be open.
Our gloves should be NITRILE.
1st Dentist in Cyprus certified with the SMART protocol
Dr Anna Maria Yiannikos is the first dentist in Cyprus certified with the SMART protocol, by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
And one more thing- Dr Anna-Maria Yiannikos and Eirini Fragkiadaki (her faithful and great assistant), have been repeatedly trained abroad (each in her own field), in matters of oral toxicology and biological dentistry, by the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology).
Continuous education defines us, as the Holistic Dental Center; we are dedicated to our work, cultivate the culture of oral health for our unique patients, while recognizing with a scientific basis, that the mouth is the mirror of your health!
Something that reminds us of the wise words of Hippocrates - It is better to prevent, than cure.
Note something very important-We care about our EVOLUTION! We never stop!
What is smile regeneration treatment?Smile regeneration is a comprehensive cosmetic dentistry treatment designed to enhance and restore your smile. It may include procedures like teeth whitening, dental implants, veneers, crowns, and more based on individual needs.
Who is an ideal candidate for smile regeneration?The treatment is ideal for discolored, missing, damaged, or misshapen teeth. If you want to improve the health and appearance of your teeth and smile, you could be a candidate for smile regeneration.
Is the smile regeneration treatment painful?We take every precaution to minimize discomfort during treatment. Most procedures involved in smile regeneration are pain-free, but we provide appropriate anesthetics when necessary.
How long does the Smile Regeneration treatment take?The length of treatment varies greatly depending on the procedures involved and the individual's oral health.
What are the risks involved in smile regeneration treatment?Like any dental procedure, risks can include sensitivity or the need for further treatment. However, our experienced team takes all necessary precautions to minimize these risks.
How much does smile regeneration treatment cost?The cost of smile regeneration treatment depends on the complexity of the case and the procedures involved. We offer an individualized consultation where we can provide a personalized quote.
Does insurance cover the smile regeneration treatment?Smile regeneration is often considered a cosmetic treatment; most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures. However, some aspects of the treatment may be covered. It's best to check with your insurance provider.
How long do the results of the smile regeneration treatment last?With proper oral care and regular dental visits, your smile regeneration treatment results can last a lifetime.
What post-treatment care is necessary for smile regeneration?You should maintain good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups. We will provide personalized care instructions based on the procedures you've undergone.
What if I have dental anxiety and want to do smile regeneration?Our experienced team can assist you in managing dental anxiety.
Accreditations and Awards
Health and Safety: ISO 9001 & 18001
Laser : AALZ Laser Safety
Golden Award: Clinical Research for Dental Lasers