Eco-Friendly Dentistry – Tulsa, OK

Performing Dental Treatments with the Planet in Mind

You might notice that the color scheme used in the design of our dental practice is green. This reflects not only our warm and welcoming atmosphere but also, our dedication to practicing dentistry in an environmentally friendly way. What that means for our patients as well as team members is that our dental office is committed to our well-being as well as the well-being of our earth. As good stewards of the natural resources available to us, Glisten Dental Care of Tulsa has instituted high-performance practices for reducing waste.

Why Choose Glisten Dental Care of Tulsa for Eco-Friendly Dentistry?

  • Uses BPA-Free, Mercury-Free Dental Fillings
  • Digital X-Rays, Steam-Sterilized Dental Office
  • Latex-Free Materials and Green-Friendly Sterilization

Mercury-Free Dentistry

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Practicing mercury-free dentistry means approaching restorative care without the use of amalgam fillings. These long-used dental restorations are fabricated from mercury, tin, silver, zinc, and copper. Research has shown mercury as the second most toxic substance on earth, to which there are no safe levels of exposure. Dr. Hammond restores teeth using composite and other dental materials that do not contain mercury and is trained in the safe removal of existing amalgam fillings. Using a precise technique and a specifically designed pump/evacuation filtration system, Dr. Hammond ensures the safety of the patient, her team, and our local water supply. For more information on the removal of amalgam fillings and their alternatives, contact us.

BPA-Free Dental Sealants & Tooth Fillings

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Although current research shows that sealants and composite restorations containing BPA are safe, our office provides BPA-free materials to those who prefer this option.

Digital Dental X-Rays

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Using a digital X-ray system is safe and effective, eliminating the need to bite down on uncomfortable film, cutting down on radiation exposure, and saving the environment from harmful chemicals needed to process standard film. Over time, our water system is saved from approximately 200 liters of toxic developing substances by using digital rather than traditional X-rays.

Computerized Dental Office

Dentist and dental team member showing a patient x rays of their teeth

Computers are an advancement of which we take full advantage. With computerization, we can reduce the amount of paper used in our office - an estimated 50,000 sheets a year! Our patients benefit from our paperless billing and digital communication by easily being able to get ahold of us by phone, text, internet, and email.

Steam Sterilization

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Utilizing steam sterilization for our equipment eliminates the need to dispose of harmful chemicals in the environment.

Latex-Free Dentistry

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Operating as a latex-free dental office, Glisten Dental Care of Tulsa uses nitrile gloves, rubber dams, and nitrous oxide masks, eliminating the risk of allergic reactions that can occur with latex.

Alcohol Hand Rub

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We further promote a healthy environment and minimize both water and paper waste with alcohol hand rubs in patient rooms. Not only does alcohol hand rub effectively reduce the number of bacteria better than soap and water, but this practice also means that we save 360 paper towels and 90 gallons of water each day! Our patients are encouraged to decrease the spread of germs by taking advantage of the alcohol hand rub upon entering and exiting our practice.

Cassettes for Dental Instruments

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Rather than use disposable sterilization bags, our treatment rooms are equipped with dental cassettes, which hold instruments throughout the sterilization process. This system not only ensures that instruments remain sterilized until used, but it also saves approximately 40 disposable sterilization bags each day.