At All Care Dental, we pride ourselves in providing high quality dental services with the best materials available while reducing waste wherever possible. Green Dentistry means we curb our carbon footprint in these ways:
Tooth-colored fillings – Composite resin is a natural-looking and metal free filling that offers good durability and strength. Fillings is a popular method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Fillings can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth.
A composite resin is used on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied an, LED light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, new smile. Fillings is an obvious improvement over unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental technology, fillings usually lasts for over 10 years. It is a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems.
Amalgam separation – While we do not place amalgam, we take special precautions when removing mercury amalgam fillings. We use special traps to filter pieces of these old fillings and keep them out of the public water supply. We dispose of the trapped amalgam with a company that recycles them.
Sanitation and sterilization – Rather than chemical sterilization of instruments, we use a hospital grade, steam-based sterilization technique with no toxic chemicals. Biodegradable, enzyme-based cleaners are used whenever possible. Our sterilization process is checked monthly using a third party to ensure all of our safety.
Digital dental charting, billing – We are chartless and paperless, your digital patient records are safely secured, reducing paper waste.
We use biocompatible dental materials.
Digital X-rays – Expose you to 75-90% less radiation than traditional radiographs while reducing waste. This helps keep more than 4.8 million lead and 28 million liters of toxic.