You may have heard this referred to by a number of names, such as “natural dentistry” or “organic dentistry”. These names mean they same thing. Holistic dentistry is a form of dentistry that takes a holistic approach to dental work, and keeps in mind how it can affect the overall health of the body and mind of the patient.
Holistic dentists use safe materials that are non-toxic to the human body, as well as performing dental services that ensure the health and safety of both the teeth and surrounding dental structures, and the overall body and mind.
Here are some things you can expect from a holistic dentist:
These are not only safer and healthier alternatives to metal implants, they are also stronger and more durable as well. For this reason, many conventional dentists are beginning to use these instead of metal implants.
These produce less radiation than conventional x-rays, and also produce higher quality images in a shorter amount of time. What’s more, they can easily be emailed to you. This is another form of holistic technology that many conventional dentists are beginning to use.
Non-amalgam Resin Fillings
Resin fillings are a healthy alternative to amalgam fillings, which contain mercury and other heavy metals, which are toxic to the human body. Not only that, but resin implants are more naturally cohesive and don’t have to be forced into place, which can lead to microfractures. They also don’t expand and contract as a result of temperature changes the way amalgam fillings to. Finally, resin fillings also resemble natural teeth better than amalgam fillings, which can also often lead to tooth discoloration as well.
Gentle Gum Cleaning Practices
Gums bleed easily. They also have direct access to the bloodstream, and the reason for gum cleanings is to clean bacteria and acid from plaque off of the gums. Rough gum cleanings can force this bacteria and acid into the bloodstream, which can then make its way to various arteries in the heart.
Holistic Dentistry Focuses On Your Overall Health and Well Being
If you’re like many people, you probably don’t like the idea of going to the dentist. Your teeth are sensitive, and dental problems are often very painful. Holistic dental offices focus on helping their patients be as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
Holistic dentistry is about maintaining not just your dental health, but your overall health, and that includes the mental as well as the physical.