Mercury awareness video

According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Dental Association (J Am Dent Assoc. 2011;142;622-632), 61% of all fillings placed by contemporary dentists were mercury amalgam. In group practices with at least four dentists, 79% of the fillings placed were amalgam.  Please, watch this video about dangers of amalgam filings and make a choice that is right for you.

 

http://share.banoosh.com/2012/08/19/mercury-free-dentistry-awareness-week/

About Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental: Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental is a 100% mercury-free general dental practice specializing in advanced cosmetic/reconstructive dentistry and extensive dental care services using the latest science and technology in a caring and pain free environment.

 

Dr. Shimanovsky is available for interviews and demonstrations. Contact Francine Raften at 503-720-2034 or francine@francineraften.com

Mercury Free Awareness Week

Aadvanced Dental

Joins National Movement in Support of

Mercury-Free Dentistry Awareness

 

During the week of October 22nd through 26th, Aadvanced Dental in Oregon City is proud to join efforts across the country to help increase awareness of the health and environmental dangers of mercury dental fillings.  We’ll be dedicating our newsletter, blog entries, social media posts on the Aadvanced Dental Facebook page, articles on various mercury (amalgam) topics and more.

Millions of Americans have silver fillings, or amalgams, to patch cavities in their teeth, but many don’t realize the “silver” amalgam fillings are 50% mercury.  A large filling may contain as much mercury as a thermometer. Due to its poisonous nature, mercury can adversely affect the immune, urinary, cardiac, respiratory and digestive systems.

Equally concerning is the effect of mercury on the environment.  Once in the environment, dental mercury converts to its even more toxic form: methylmercury and becomes a major source of mercury in the fish people eat. Dental mercury in the environment can cause brain damage and neurological problems, especially for children and unborn babies, and that’s according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  Aadvanced Dental, we use a safe and specific amalgam removal protocol when replacing silver amalgam fillings, ensuring all of the removed material is vacuumed up, minimizing the chance of contamination. We also use amalgam traps that separate removed amalgam material from waste water before it is flushed down the drain, which have a removal efficiency of 95%. The traps are then safely disposed by a biohazard removal company.

It is my goal to help consumers understand the health and environmental dangers of mercury dental fillings and the safe alternatives that are available such as bonded ceramics.

 

About Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental: Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental is a 100% mercury-free general dental practice specializing in advanced cosmetic/reconstructive dentistry and extensive dental care services using the latest science and technology in a caring and pain free environment.

 

Dr. Shimanovsky is available for interviews and demonstrations. Contact Francine Raften at 503-720-2034 or francine@francineraften.com

Smile Contest

 

Just “LIKE” the Aadvanced Dental Facebook page, then post a picture of yourself with your best smile or have a family member or friend with their best smile, and the winning smile receives an Oral B Triumph Electric Toothbrush valued at $95.00!

One winner will be selected by Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and the staff of Aadvanced Dental holistic and mercury-free dental practice.

Deadline to enter is Thursday, November 10th, with the winner announced on Facebook Friday, November 2nd.

You can also mail your entry to SMILE CONTEST, Aadvanced Dental, 1508 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045. Or fax to 503-659-9915.

Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental is a 100% mercury-free general dental practice specializing in advanced cosmetic /reconstructive dentistry and extensive dental care services using the latest science and technology in a caring and pain free environment.

Official Aadvanced Dental Smile Contest Rules

AADVANCED DENTAL “SMILE CONTEST”

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

  1. Unless otherwise indicated, you must be 18 or older to enter.
  2. Limit of one entry per person. One winner per household address.
  3. Winner will be selected by Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and staff of Aadvanced Dental, from all eligible entries received.
  4. Entrants should be aware of the potential tax consequences of winning any prize. Awards of prizes valued at $600 or more will be reported to the IRS. Smile Contest winner receives an Oral B Triumph Electric Toothbrush valued at approximately $95.00
  5. By registering, you give Aadvanced Dental the authorization to use your name, photo, voice recording or likeness in promotional materials without further compensation.
  6. Employees and immediate family members of Aadvanced Dental and participating sponsors are not eligible to participate. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren of the contestant.
  7. The decisions of Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental staff as to the interpretation of these rules are final. By participating, contestants agree to be bound by the decisions of Dr. Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental staff in any disputes arising from the participation in or execution of the contest.
  8. Dr. Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental reserve the right to disqualify any entry not conforming to the rules of the promotion at any time. Dr. Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental and its contest and promotional partners assume no responsibility for entry fraud committed by any entrant. In the event it is determined that an ineligible entrant wins a prize, Dr. Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental reserve all rights to the ownership and return of the prize and all costs associated with remedying any prize award to an ineligible entry or entrant.
  9. Dr. Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental are not responsible for undeliverable, lost, delayed, misdirected or misaddressed entries or email or any other issues regarding the electronic delivery of the contest form. This includes, but is not limited to, the speed at which your email service routes email through the internet. The sole determiner of eligibility for the final drawing will be the time the email is received at our offices.
  10. Unless otherwise indicated, prizes must be claimed at Aadvanced Dental, 1508 Washington St., Oregon City, OR 97045 during regular business hours within 60 days of winning. Office hours are Monday 8am-5pm; Tuesday 8am-7pm; Wednesday-Friday 8am-5pm. Prizes not claimed within 60 days will not be awarded. Business Hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm.
  11. Failure to comply with any published contest rules is grounds for immediate disqualification from the contest.
  12. No purchase necessary to play. Void where prohibited.
  13. Not combinable with other offers.

When My Child Should Start Seeing a Dentist ?

Most of us know how important it is to have regular cleanings of our teeth every six months. But as dentists we are often asked when a child should start seeing a dentist and why it is important to focus on the dental health of your young child.  Some may believe that since the child will lose their first teeth that dental health during that time is not essential. Here are some key points for your consideration…

So why should we worry about cavities in baby teeth when these teeth will be replaced by permanent teeth later?

The answer is that baby teeth serve important functions. Neglect of baby teeth can cause severe problems. Consequently, it is important to make sure that even these “temporary” baby teeth remain healthy and cavity free.

  • Healthy baby teeth are crucial in helping the baby learn how to speak properly.
  • Healthy and nice looking teeth are important in building self-confidence and self-esteem. This is especially important at such an early age. Unfortunately, small children can be cruel to one another quick to tease peers about ugly looking or decayed teeth. Furthermore, bad breath resulting from poor dental hygiene can make your child an outcast among peers.
  • Baby teeth serve as spacers which maintain the proper spacing and alignment of the teeth so that permanent teeth have enough room to come in.
  • Baby teeth are important in proper feeding and nutrition. A recent study has illustrated a potential link between the number of cavities a child has and the probability of the child being underweight.It is crucial to note that the proper care of baby teeth is not only important now but for the future as well.You see, early dental care gets a child accustomed to a clean cavity free mouth. Because children become accustomed to clean teeth they will continue with the proper habits to ensure this clean feeling in the future as well.Poor dental care can easily lead to childhood periodontal disease. This is a condition in which bacteria invade the gums and ligaments supporting the teeth. Unchecked, periodontal disease can cause teeth to fall out and bone to erode, creating major problems for permanent teeth if and when they do come in.

    Remember to wipe a baby’s mouth with a clean gauze pad or washcloth to remove plaque. If your child is old enough get them in the habit of brushing their own teeth but always remember to brush their teeth after they are finished brushing.

    Finally make sure your child sees a dentist regularly starting by the age of 1.

Source : SaveYourSmile

 

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Inna Shimanovsky, DMD and Aadvanced Dental is a 100% mercury-free general dental practice specializing in advanced cosmetic/reconstructive dentistry and extensive dental care services using the latest science and technology in a caring and pain free environment.