What Is Holistic Dentistry?
Holistic dentistry goes by several names, including alternative, biologic or integrative dentistry. Holistic dental exams involve considering your oral health in the scheme of your entire emotional and physical, health. Holistic dentists use a range of healing traditions coupled with traditional dentistry, and will take into account the biocompatibility of materials used for procedures such as dental crowns, dental fillings, and even fluoride treatments. Treatments are customized so that the elements will not adversely affect you, and we will discuss home care, your diet, and your nutrition, to prevent, diagnose, and treat accordingly.
Many dentists still use toxic mercury amalgam for procedures like dental fillings, perceiving it to be one of the lowest cost dental materials available. However, this is a misconception. When you consider that the long-term costs of holistic dentistry take into account your health, the environmental impact of the toxic substance, and the repercussions on future generations, the use of mercury for oral procedures is really one of the most expensive.
If you already have mercury dental fillings, we will use the Mercury Rescue™ protocols to remove them and replace them with 3D printed ceramic restorations that have been designed to outlast your original fillings. It is of particular importance to have mercury removed from your body is you are exhibiting signs consistent with metal toxicity.
Have you ever had mercury materials used in an oral procedure to restore damaged teeth? Dental fillings made with mercury have been proven to leak detectable amounts of the toxic chemical, putting your health at risk. With Mercury Rescue™ we can minimize or completely eliminate dangerous elemental exposure to your system. We safely remove and replace the fillings with beautiful 3D printed dental implant restorations that are completely biocompatible. We will further follow up with detoxification and nutritional advice to rid your body of the harmful substance.
Metal toxicity can present itself in a broad range of symptoms, such as a sore throat, vomiting and diarrhea, eye irritation, vision problems, and the test of metal, to longer-term health effects such as sleeping problems, anxiety, irritability, tremors, or anorexia. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should book a consultation with our team.
Dental Materials Compatibility Screening
Our holistic dentists work with a Naturopathic Doctor to test your system’s response against an array of dental materials. Different materials comprise different ingredients and require different applications. The results of your tests will help us discover the best materials to safely use for your dental procedures. The test does not cause pain or discomfort and provides us with a comprehensive report of sensitivity to materials.
If your body is usually chemical-sensitive, we can review the suitability of particular detoxification protocols. Detoxification will enable you to be less sensitive to certain ingredients and more tolerant of foreign substances in your mouth. In turn, we will be able to use the best materials for functionality.
In 50% of patient’s cases, gum disease is considered moderate to severe. As a holistic dental office, we recognize and treat this infectious disease in your oral cavity, while also understanding the systemic effects your mouth has with the rest of your body. In other words, to treat periodontal infection, we need to deal with the body as a whole. The best way to balance the chemistry of the body is to provide nutritional support along with an effective non-surgical approached to periodontal therapy.
A biological periodontal approach begins by removing the pathogens, the host response is then altered to balance your body chemistry and improve your periodontal conditions. You are required to take a serious look at your lifestyle and behaviors to figure out which areas need improvement. We then follow up with maintenance care during your following dental exams.
Questions about Holistic Dentistry
-Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal/Toxicity
-Children & Adults with high cavity rates
-Halitosis (Chronic Bad Breath)
-Remedies for Dental Anxiety, pain relief and infections
-And so much more!