What is Holistic Dentistry?
The belief behind Holistic or Biological dentistry is that your every part of your body is directly connected to your health. We don't like to just fix, check and clean your teeth. We want to provide a fully realized connection between the health of your mouth and the health of the rest of your body. Through the holistic approach, we can improve the health of your teeth and gums while simultaneously helping you to make healthier choices about your body's well-being. Holistic dentistry is sometimes referred to as biological dentistry, since it incorporates your entire body's wellness with the health of your teeth and gums. Biological dentistry is about SO much more than just safe amalgam removal. We encourage our prospective patients to do their due diligence in investigating their desired dental office - including US!
What Does Holistic Dentistry Involve?
The holistic approach to dentistry involves a connection between your body's well-being with the health and condition of your smile. Some of the different elements focused on concerning holistic dentistry include:
- Proper nutrition for healthier teeth and gums
- Elimination and avoidance of harmful dental materials
- SAFE removal and replacement of amalgam fillings and metal crowns
- Treatment of malocclusion problems (problems with bite can equate to problems with imbalance)
- Treatment and total prevention of gum disease at its core basis
- Nonsurgical gum disease treatment
- Instruction on proper care of teeth and gums using natural, wholesome products
- Elimination of fluoride use
- Emphasis on preventative care
While holistic dentistry is still a relatively new concept for a lot of people, it has its roots planted firmly in the human body's biological core. The rule of holistic dentistry is that it should promote wellness and health rather than simply focusing on the treatment of disease and infection. After all, your smile can only shine when you are healthy and vibrant yourself.
To learn more about the difference between biological and conventional dentistry, read this blog post by Dr. Scott