IAOMT PHILIPPINES

Patient Resources

Guidance

As a patient, it is crucial to be informed about the materials and procedures your dentist uses. Here are some essential questions to ask your dentist to ensure you receive the safest, most biocompatible care:

  1. What materials will be used for my dental treatment?

    • Ask for a detailed list of materials and their potential health impacts.
  2. Do you use mercury amalgam fillings?

    • Ensure your dentist does not use mercury amalgam fillings and inquire about safer alternatives.
  3. How do you ensure the safety of removing mercury fillings?

    • Confirm that your dentist follows the SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) protocol.
  4. What precautions do you take to minimize exposure to toxic materials?

    • Ask about the safety measures in place to protect you and the dental staff from exposure to harmful substances.
  5. Are the dental materials you use biocompatible?

    • Ensure that the materials used will not cause adverse reactions in your body.
  6. Do you offer fluoride-free treatments?

    • Inquire about non-fluoride options for treatments like cavity prevention and teeth cleaning.
  7. What is your approach to root canals and other invasive procedures?

    • Ask about alternatives to traditional root canals and the dentist’s methods for treating infected teeth.
  8. How do you ensure that dental materials are environmentally friendly?

    • Find out if the practice uses materials and techniques that are safe for the environment.
  9. Can you provide information on the long-term health impacts of the treatments you recommend?

    • Request detailed information about how the proposed treatments will affect your overall health in the long run.
  10. How do you stay updated with the latest research in biocompatible dentistry?

    • Ensure your dentist continually educates themselves on the latest advancements in safe and effective dental care.

Tips for Patients

Maintaining your oral health while minimizing exposure to harmful chemicals is vital. Below are some downloadable guides to help you choose biocompatible dental products and practices:

  1. Guide to Choosing Biocompatible Dental Products

    • Learn how to select safe and effective dental care products, from toothpaste to dental floss, that do not contain harmful chemicals.
  2. Maintaining Oral Health Without Harmful Chemicals

    • Discover natural and safe alternatives for maintaining oral hygiene, including homemade mouthwash recipes and tips for effective brushing techniques.
  3. Understanding the Benefits of Mercury-Free Dentistry

    • Find out why mercury-free dentistry is essential for your health and learn about the various alternatives available.
  4. Safe Practices for Removing Mercury Fillings

    • Ensure you are informed about the safest methods for removing mercury fillings, including the SMART protocol.
  5. Fluoride-Free Dental Care

    • Explore fluoride-free dental products and treatments, and understand the benefits of avoiding fluoride.
  6. Holistic Approaches to Oral Health

    • Learn about the connection between oral health and overall health, and discover holistic practices to maintain a healthy mouth.
  7. Preventing Dental Problems with Diet and Lifestyle

    • Understand how diet and lifestyle choices impact your oral health and get tips on making healthier choices.
  8. Safe Alternatives to Root Canals

    • Get informed about alternative treatments to traditional root canals that are less invasive and more biocompatible.
  9. Green Dentistry: Eco-Friendly Dental Practices

    • Learn how to support dental practices that are environmentally conscious and sustainable.
  10. Questions to Ask Your Dentist About Biocompatible Dentistry

    • A handy checklist of questions to ensure you receive safe, biocompatible dental care.

By asking the right questions and utilizing these resources, you can take proactive steps toward safer, healthier dental care for yourself and your family.