Holistic Dentistry

Holistic dentistry maintains the philosophy that the teeth and associated structures are part of the whole body. This health focused approach to dental treatment means that the teeth, jaw and related oral structures are treated with specific regard to how treatment will affect the entire body. Here at Smile Designs of Long Island East we adhere to this 'Whole Body' approach to oral health care by combining both sound dental science and technical expertise with a passionate concern for his patient's comfort and emotional well-being.

In keeping with the 'Whole Body' philosophy, which also stresses the use of safe biocompatible dental materials whenever possible, Smile Designs of Long Island East is pleased to offer the following services:

  • Homeotherapy
  • Naturopathy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Holistic Family Dentistry
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Preventive Dental Treatment & Education
  • Velscope® Oral Cancer Screening
  • Mercury-Free & Metal-Free Restorations
  • Non-Surgical Periodontal (Gum) Treatment

  • Vacuum removes mercury

    The Isolite system protects her patients from mercury released during amalgam removal. The Isolite Intraoral Protector connects directly to a high speed vacuum to pull mercury vapor, particulates, and dust from your breathing area. It's a great new innovation in dentistry which provides superior oral illumination and patient safety.

    To prevent mercury and other metals from being ingested, our cosmetic dentist uses the leading edge Isolite system. It employs a flexible shield that comfortably fits in your mouth so you can relax your jaw as we work. It protects the throat, illuminates the mouth, and creates double suction to keep the amalgam localized.

    Safety Glasses for the patient, doctor and assistant

    In addition to the Isolite device, we use a third, high speed suction source that literally pulls the amalgam out of your mouth as it is released from the tooth.

    A new, specialized drill bit is used to very rapidly release the amalgam.

    Throughout the process, copious water is used to rinse and remove amalgam.

    Mercury Controversy - Potential Risks of Amalgam Fillings:

    Sweden, Denmark, Austria and Norway have all banned amalgam fillings and the FDA in the US recently announced that: "Dental amalgam contains elemental mercury. It releases low levels of mercury vapor that can be inhaled. High levels of mercury vapor exposure are associated with adverse effects in the brain and the kidneys - yet the FDA considers dental amalgam fillings safe for adults and children ages 6 and above."

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    Office Hours:

    Monday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Tuesday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
    Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Thursday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
    Friday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

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