Hallmarks of Holistic Dentistry
Holistic dentistry, many times referred to day as “Biological” or “Biocompatible” Dentistry, is based on the concept that the mouth and oral structures are an integrated part of the body.
Holistic dentistry supports your choice to live a healthier, more natural and less toxic life. We bridge the gap between, conventional clinical dentistry and natural healing modalities. All holistic health care models share basic philosophical foundations. They promote health and well being through healthful nourishment, elimination of toxins, and the promotion of physical, mental and energetic balance.
As a holistic office, we recognize that the mouth is connected to the body and that it cannot be viewed as an independent system. It is a reflection of the overall health of the body and much can be done to impact it both positively and negatively.
The basic principles of Holistic Dentistry:
• Proper nutrition for the prevention and reversal of degenerative dental disease.
• Avoidance and elimination of toxins from dental materials.
• Prevention and treatment of dental malocclusion (bite problem and physical imbalance)
• Prevention and treatment of gum disease at its biological basis.
So, what is so different from regular dentists?
Holistic dentists also make fillings, take x-rays and use anaesthesia to numb your teeth. However we only use mercury-free white restorations. More importantly, we take extra precaution when removing your old silver fillings to minimize your exposure to mercury vapor.
In holistic dentistry we minimize your exposure to toxic substances in every area of our work. Therefore we use a digital computer generated x-ray unit to take your x-rays which reduces your exposure to radiation by as much as 70%. We don’t advocate the indiscriminate use of fluoride. We research and attend courses to find the safest and most biocompatible materials available for dental work.
To treat each patient as the unique individual that they are and with this as our guiding principle, we customize our treatments combining the best of modern dentistry and complementary therapies. We have found that this approach is highly effective for all of our patients and is particularly helpful for people with complex dental problems, complex chronic health issues or a combination of both.
Ultimately you are responsible for your own health. You can choose your health care partners consciously. You can reunite with a part of your body that has been disenfranchised and polluted with toxins. You can reclaim your own unity and wholeness by taking the time to notice what goes into your mouth and how it comes out of it. Your mouth is a sacred portal through which breath, mantra and food travel in and out of your body.