Holistic dentistry is an equivalent of alternative and complementary medicine in the dentistry field, which is also known as biologic dentistry or biocompatible dentistry. It emphasizes dental care approaches that consider dental health from a patient’s overall physical health and, in some cases spiritual and emotional health are also considered. The holistic dentistry is varied in its approaches and practices. It maintains strong resistance towards the usage of nonsurgical approaches in treating gum disease and the usage of amalgam dental fillings. Holistic dentistry is against the belief that root canals can jeopardize the general health of a patient due to the growth of dental bacteria trapped in the teeth. Redford Dental Care located in Carmichael has expert organic dentists who remove amalgam fillings and use mercury-free dental treatment procedures.
What is Holistic Dentistry?
Holistic Dentist’s major focus is to identify issues that cause structural dysfunction and oral disease that can affect the overall health and well-being of a patient adversely. Holistic Dentistry is against the harsh oral treatments and strongly condemns the use of anesthesia, mercury fillings, and fluoride. Holistic dentists believe that biocompatible materials are good for oral health. In this procedure, first, we check your compatibility with the filling and then take necessary measures to yield maximum benefits from the treatment.
It recommends the usage of non-toxic restorative materials to promote jaw/neck/head/teeth structural relationships and eliminates bacterial infections that cause diseases. The role of a holistic dentist is to find out the areas of structural dysfunction and oral disease, which might have a negative impact on the overall well-being and health of any patient. The dentists use the least traumatic, toxic and invasive ways to treat and diagnose dental problems in holistic dentistry. They truly support the natural capacities of regeneration and self-healing in a human body.
Holistic dentistry also deals with the spirit, mind, and body of a patient, rather than just his/her teeth and has certain principles, which it follows religiously in every treatment. Those principles are:
- Suitable diet management to prevent and reverse the growth of progressive dental problems
- Evasion and removal of contaminants from dental materials, which are used in fillings
- Deterrence and cure of dental malocclusion
- Treatment and prevention of gum disease through natural and organic remedies and products
Redford Dental Care considers all these principles religiously throughout its holistic dentistry procedures. The organic dentists use biocompatible restorative materials in fillings and treatments that are nontoxic and effective in infection and bacterial control.
Philosophy behind Holistic Dentistry
As part of our philosophy, oral health is important and critical to the overall health that includes mental and physical state of an individual. Oral health is considered to be a gateway or starting point for the disease to enter the body. If a patient is suffering from an oral disease, there is a high chance microbial infection might enter the body and into the bloodstream. Some studies also show the correlation between poor oral health and depression and other mental health conditions which might lead to low self-esteem.
Benefits of Holistic Dentistry
Consider overall health, and not just dental health
Under holistic dentistry, the dentists deem to improve the overall physical health of a patient rather than just focusing on treating dental/oral health. Organic dentists review every aspect of human health with a team of dedicated professionals belonging to varied medical fields. Traditional dentistry mainly focuses on diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases without considering its primary cause.
No Amalgam Fillings in Dental Treatments
In traditional dentistry, dentist used materials that are not harmful to human health or/and are regarded as a toxin. Amalgam fillings are the most common material that contains about 50 % of mercury substance, which is injurious to overall human body functions. Amalgam fillings are considered unsafe by organic dentists as it can cause severe disease. Mercury filling procedures are even harmful to the health of dentists; therefore, they wear dual-valve gas masks and hazmat suits during such procedures. With holistic dentistry, the amalgam fillings are effectively replaced with plastic, composite resin or any other non-toxic material.
For consultation and treatment you can visit us at Redford Dental Care located at 6246 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael, California 95608 or simply call us on (916)-972-8851 for further information.
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