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Eco-Dentistry

Allison DiMatteo

Eco-dentistry or “green dentistry” refers to the delivery of oral health care and dental treatments using technologies, procedures and materials that promote environmental and planetary health. Eco-dentistry, a term trademarked by the Eco-Dentistry Association (EDA), incorporates high-tech innovations that enhance efficiency and effectiveness while reducing the amount of waste and pollution in the environment.

Dental practices that have gone green have incorporated technologies that improve their practices and procedures and make them more eco-friendly. Benefits include:

Less Radiation. Better Diagnostic Detail. For example, one of the most significant innovations for green dental practices is digital radiography, which eliminates the need for traditional film X-ray systems. With digital X-rays, dental practices dramatically reduce the harmful chemicals such as lead and silver that are released into the environment. Additionally, patients are exposed to approximately 90 percent less radiation with digital imaging compared to traditional X-rays. Also, images are available to your Dentist immediately, are of better quality than traditional X-rays and can be enlarged for greater diagnostic detail and accuracy.

Less Chemical Contamination. Fewer Disposables. Green dental practices also use high-quality, biodegradable disinfectants and steam sterilization methods that don’t require ventilation for chemical vapors or a hazardous waste permit for disposal of toxic chemicals into a water supply. They also have energy-star washers and dryers on-site to facilitate the use of cloth bibs, gowns, headrest covers and other supplies that are washable and can be reused. This eliminates the use of disposable paper products.

More Natural-looking Restorations. Less Heavy Metal Waste. At a time when you and others may be interested in more naturallooking restorations, eco-dentistry embraces today’s adhesive, metal-free dental restoratives using direct composite bonding or porcelain veneers (including lumineers and other minimal and noprep veneers) and crowns. These options serve two purposes: First, they provide metal-free, aesthetic smile treatments. Second, they help eliminate the heavy metal waste associated with silver amalgam fillings that could end up in the main water supply. Dr Dirani has been incorporating eco-dentistry into his practice for over 5 years.

Read the full article at http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/article/Eco-Dentistry/767044/73795/article.html.

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