‘Green Dentistry’ refers to the delivery of oral health care and dental treatments using technologies, procedures, and materials that promote environmental and planetary health. It incorporate high-tech innovations that enhance efficiency and effectiveness while reducing the amount of waste and pollution in the environment.
Klinik Pergigian Fauziah is always mindful of incorporating technologies, procedures, and practices to make the clinics eco-friendly. This means every facet of the practice of dentistry in our clinics are continuously upgraded as technology becomes available to incorporate a better, more efficient, and eco-friendly dental clinic.
One of the most significant innovations for Green Dental practices, is the digital radiography which eliminates the need for film X-rays. With digital X-rays, dental practices dramatically reduce harmful chemicals such as lead and silver that are released into the environment. Patients are exposed to approximately 90% less radiation with digital imaging compared to conventional X-rays. Also, images are available to the dentist immediately, are of better quality and can be enlarged for greater diagnostic detail and accuracy.
We use high-quality, biodegradable disinfectants, and steam sterilisation methods that doesn’t require ventilation for chemical vapours, or a hazardous waste permit or the disposal of toxic chemicals into our water supply. We increase as much possible the use of cloth bibs, gowns, and supplies that are washable and are able to be disinfected, so as to be reused. This eliminates the use of disposable paper products such as paper cups.
In these current times most people are interested in natural looking restorations. Eco-dentistry is in line with adhesive, metal-free dental restorations using direct porcelain veneers or porcelain veneers which only need minimal or no preparation. Another option are full ceramic crowns. They provide metal-free, aesthetic smile treatments, help eliminate heavy metal waste associated with silver amalgam fillings that could end up in water supplies.
Because patients often prefer adhesion dentistry, tooth-coloured restoration benefits the environment as well as the health of the patient by getting rid of heavy metal waste from main water supplies. To this end, Klinik Pergigian Fauziah has not used silver amalgam restorations since 2006.