Replacing Silver Dental Fillings Safely
At Yiannikos Center for Holistic Dentistry, we use the SMART protocol for the safe removal of silver fillings (amalgam) from your teeth, since we care about your health and safety!!! The reason for applying the SMART protocol is that, in silver fillings, half of the content is made up of mercury - in other words, your silver filling is toxic to your body and thus, a safe removal protocol is vital.
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I could have never imagined how life-changing my appointment with Dr Anna Maria Yiannikos would have been. I have found my smile, which I thought I had lost. Thank you for giving me back my confidence.
Since childhood, my fear has always been the visits to the dentist, something that continued up until my first visit with Dr. Anna Maria Yiannikos. I was literally shaking with fear. After my appointment, everything changed for the better. I now actually look forward to my visits! I feel that I have made new friends and feel completely at home when I am there. This has been a life-changing experience for me. I am free of fear and love my smile.
Replacing Silver Fillings Safely
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 silver 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 silver fillings with the SMART method
Removing silver 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.
Mercury is completely toxic for you, the patient, and our staff (Dr Yiannikos, Irene); This is why it must be done CORRECTLY by us.
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 silver 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 silver 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!
Accreditations and Awards
Health and Safety: ISO 9001 & 18001
Laser : AALZ Laser Safety
Golden Award: Clinical Research for Dental Lasers