Mercury-Free (Amalgam Free), Mercury-Safe, Holistic, Cosmetic, and Family Dentistry
Dr. Patricia Braga's office is mercury free (amalgam/silver filling-free) and mercury safe and he is dedicated to the practice of health-based dentistry. His goal is to treat his patients in the most healthy, caring, holistic way possible and to share information about dental wellness with his patients so that they can make educated decisions about their oral health. He fully understands the critically important relationship of oral to overall health and realizes that; "You cannot be truly healthy without good oral health!"
Holistic/Biological dentistry is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated structures are a part of the whole body. Because of her advanced training and emphasis on total health, Dr. Braga takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science and technical experience with a deep concern for her patients' emotional well-being and comfort.
Safe Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal Protocols
As your Oral Health Doctor, Dr. Braga is aware that mercury vapor and dental infections can have a negative impact on overall health. Because of this concern, we focus on patient education and strive to remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in a safe way. For information about why it's important to use a mercury safe dentist, Click Here.
To accomplish this, we utilize removal protocols based on recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD), the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and other prominent biological and holistic dental organizations. For more information about why we use safe removal protocols and an explanation of what they are, Click Here.
Whole Body Dental Philosophy
This Whole Body philosophy stresses the use of safe biocompatible dental materials whenever possible. She also works closely with highly qualified health professionals to assist her in her efforts to return the patient to optimal oral and overall health. Her Holistic approach to dentistry means that she treats the teeth, jaw, and related oral structures, with specific regard to how that treatment will affect the entire body.
Dr. Braga is a strong advocate of continuing education because it allows her to give you and your family the best, state-of-the-art dental care. Each year she takes many hours of continuing education courses in holistic and traditional dentistry in order to provide her patients with the most advanced dental care possible.
Treatments and Services
Dr. Braga's special emphasis is on reconstruction with implants, crowns, and fixed and removable dentures. She also focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of Sleep Apnea and loves helping patients overcome their dental fears.
Her office also uses the latest in dental equipment and technology in order to provide the patient with healthy treatment options and services, including:
- Digital X-Rays
- Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
- Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
- Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Mercury Free Fillings
- Mercury & Metal Free Restorations
- Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- Tooth Whitening (Click for Info)
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Implant Placement & Maintenance
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- TMJ Diagnosis & Treatment
- Snoring and Sleep Disorders (Click for Info)
- Oral Surgery
- Family Dentistry
- Laser Dentistry
- Invisalign: Hidden Braces
- CEREC: One Appointment Crowns
- Biocompatible Dental Materials
- Nitrous Oxide
Our office also specializes in state of the art restorative and cosmetic dentistry to correct, restore or enhance your smile to fit your own unique facial form. Our goal is to integrate aesthetics as part of total dental and overall health while creating an overall pleasing and natural facial appearance.
Dr. Braga can create the smile of your dreams - just imagine yourself with a beautiful, new, natural looking smile!
Associations and Organizations
Dr. Braga is associated with a number of prestigious dental organizations, including:
About Dr. Braga
Dr. Braga has devoted her dental career to practicing healthy, holistic, non-invasive, biocompatible dentistry. She is also a proponent of making the dental office occupationally safe regarding mercury and she strives to protect the patient, the staff, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at the dental office.
Dr. Braga has received the Women in Dentistry Award. A recent poll conducted by Consumer Reports and Checkbook Magazine found Dr. Braga to be one of the top dentists in Dakota County, where she received 100% approval ratings in all categories.
Our wonderful and dedicated staff is made up of highly-trained, caring and motivated professionals who work together as a team to bring you the highest quality holistic dental treatment in a healthy, warm and supportive setting.
We would be honored to add you to our list of satisfied patients and encourage you to visit Our Office Website to learn more about our office and the many services and treatments we offer. We want to thank you for considering our office for your dental needs.
Our dental practice is dedicated to patient education. As a member of Dr. Tom McGuire's International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) we work closely with him to support our goal of providing important information to our patients about numerous oral health that can affect overall health, including issues related to mercury amalgam (silver) fillings. Click on the appropriate link to access important information about these topics.
NEW! Dr. Tom McGuire's new Video, Mercury: The Poison in Your Teeth conclusively proves that amalgam/silver fillings not only release toxic mercury vapor - but that the common act of brushing just one amalgam filling - will release more mercury than allowed by governmental regulatory agencies at the workplace! It also tells you what you can do about it. Click Here to watch this amazing video demonstration - and don’t forget to tell your friends and family! (You can also access it by searching YouTube for The Poison in Your Teeth or Tom McGuire, DDS.)
A Personal Note from Dr. Tom
I consider Dr. Braga to be an exceptionally well-trained, experienced and caring holistic dentist. I agree with and support her approach to healthy dentistry and am impressed with the depth of her knowledge and understanding about the critically important relationship of oral to overall health, and her ongoing effort to educate her patients. She belongs to a number of highly regarded holistic dental organizations, including the International Academy of Oral Medicine and my Association. These organizations encourage taking a holistic, whole-body approach to dental treatment and promotes patient education.
Her commitment to healthy dentistry, her ongoing dedication to continuing education, and her concern for her patients health and well being, along with her commitment to safely remove amalgam fillings, makes her ideally suited to safely remove and replace mercury amalgam fillings.
Dr. Braga is a charter member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD) and a member of the prestigious IAOMT. I encourage you to visit her website to learn more about her approach to healthy dentistry. When you visit her office, please let her know where you found out about her and say hello to her from me. Thanks!