Bay Smile Dental. A Green Dentistry in Fremont Area. Certified by California Green Business program.
- Reduces Waste
- Reduces Pollution
- Saves Water
- Saves Energy
- Is High-Tech
- Supports a Wellness Lifestyle
There are four main components which are mostly responsible for generating waste in a Dental Practice
- Infection control methods
- Dental materials containing mercury
- Conventional X-ray systems
- Conventional vacuum systems
As part of green dentistry, We use echo-friendly chemicals for sterilization and green methods of Infection control
Our Eco-Friendly dental practice uses:
- Steam sterilization instead of chemical-based sterilization
- Toxic cold-sterilization methods are eliminated
- Eco-friendly, hospital-grade disinfectants are used to clean dental operatories.
Non-toxic alternatives for infection control and sterilization have the same or greater effectiveness in getting the job done, while protecting the health and safety of dental practitioners, patients and our neighborhoods.
This also eliminates the “Dental Office” smell, which usually eliminates the “Dental Office Anxiety”
We have minimized the use of mercury containing dental material (Amalgam)
“Silver” amalgam fillings are composed of 50% elemental mercury and 50% other metals, like tin, silver and copper.
Due to the high toxicity of elemental mercury, data regarding adverse effects on pregnant women and children, and the unappealing aesthetics of “silver” fillings, many patients do not want the material used in their mouths.
Even if your dental professional does not place mercury-containing filling materials, you will want to ensure they have an amalgam separator, which captures the material before it enters our water supplies.
As a part of Green Dentistry:
- We have minimized the use of Amalgams
- Installed an Amalgam Separator to capture and trap amalgam, which is removed from existing fillings. This equipment keeps mercury-containing filling material from entering our water supply.
We use digital (low radiation) X-Ray systems
Traditional x-ray fixers contain chemicals such as Ammonium Thiocyanate and Boric anhydride.These chemicals are known to be skin, eye and respiratory tract irritants, and hazardous if ingested or inhaled. They also may be toxic to the blood, thyroid, kidneys and liver, and repeated or prolonged exposure can produce target organ damage.
Our State-Of-The-Art dental office has:
- Digital X-Ray systems
- High Resolution digital intra-oral cameras
- High-end/anti-glare LED Operatory lights
- Soft Tissue Lasers for Periodontal Hygiene
Digital dental radiographs (x-rays) expose patients to 70-90% less radiation exposure than traditional dental x-rays.
Digital images are an important part of early detection. Diagnosing tooth decay, periodontal disease, or structural issues early means treatment can be less invasive and less costly.
We use non-conventional Vacuum systems, to save water in our green dentistry practice
Suction systems, also known as dental vacuum systems, are a critical piece of machinery for any dental office. Conventional Dental vacuum systems can use as much as 360 gallons of water per day.
At Bay Smile Dental, we have installed a dry vacuum system. High-tech, dry vacuum systems accomplish the same results yet use no water at all.
With the world facing a serious water crisis, we shouldn’t be pouring this precious resource down the drain.
If you are looking for a dentist who is environment friendly and uses less toxic chemicals, then call us at 510.284.2511 to setup your appointment.
You can also request an Appointment Online online through this website.
Dr. Jaspreet Harika is an experienced dentist in Fremont area, serving Newark, Union City, Hayward, Milpitas and surrounding areas.
Look up Bay Smile Dental on California Green Business Program website.