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Our holistic approach to dentistry takes into account the impact that your oral health has upon your entire wellbeing. HBDS takes your health concerns seriously, and works closely with complementary health practitioners and homoeopaths.

We make use of minimally invasive treatments, biocompatible materials and recommend natural remedies wherever possible. We also make extensive use of the rubber dam technique - the application of a latex rubber protective membrane to prevent you from swallowing amalgam and other waste materials when your treatment is in progress.

HBDS introduced mercury-free dentistry as a standard protocol more than 25 years ago.

 

The Impact of Amalgam in Dentistry

Amalgam fillings have been used extensively over the past 170 years and still remain a contentious issue. The majority of dental associations around the world maintain that amalgam fillings are safe to use. However, there are a growing number of dentists and organisations that are concerned about the negative health implications, as well as the impact on the environment.

Read more: The Impact of Amalgam in Dentistry

Questions and Answers

Cosmopolitan Magazine approached us to answer a few questions about the use of mercury-amalgam fillings for an article they published a while back. As many of our patients have concerns about the use of mercury-amalgam fillings in terms of their general health and raise these queries too, this is what we had to say:

Read more: Mercury | Amalgam FAQ

A dental dam (rubber dam) is a small sheet of rubber used to isolate teeth being worked on. It fits over your teeth, has holes in it which are matched to the teeth being worked on and is secured with a clamp and a frame.



Read more: The Dental Dam