Non-Toxic Dental Material







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What makes a good dental material?

Our goal at McGrath Dental Caring is to deliver the most biocompatible dentistry possible. We recognize the impact of toxic materials and relate it to dental and physiological health. We seek to avoid materials that are toxic to the body, including metals whenever possible; the purpose being to prevent a potential galvanic response (“battery effect”) in the mouth.

“Ideally, then, a dental material that is to be used in the oral cavity should be harmless to the pulp and soft tissues, Also, it should contain no toxic diffusing substances that can be absorbed into the circulatory system to cause a systemic toxic response. The material should be free of potential sensitizing agents that could lead to an allergic response. Finally, the material should have no carcinogenic potential.”

Ralph Williams (1982): Skinner’s Science of Dental Materials. 8th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co, 311. Pp. 59 and 60.

 As an accredited member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), Dr. McGrath subscribes to standards of care defined by evidence-based research and clinical studies, including the Patient Protection During Mercury Amalgam Removal Standards setforth by the IAOMT. These standards can be examined by visiting