Traditionally, dentists are concerned primarily with the health of the mouth. If you have a toothache, you go to the dentist. If you notice that your gums bleeding, you visit the dentist. For the most part, this still rings true, although more and more dentists are beginning to focus on the correlation between oral health and total wellness. Studies have shown that there is a link between issues in the mouth and issues in the body. Certain conditions like heat disease, diabetes, and even strokes all have symptoms that often appear in the mouth.
At Holistic Dental Centers, we believe strongly in the mouth-body wellness connection and we base all of our care around the use of the safest, most biocompatible materials. We do not use fillings or other restorations that contain metal or mercury due to the potential toxicity to our patients. Our fillings are composed of porcelain or composite, which is safe, and it can be color matched to remaining teeth for a natural looking restoration.
We also take great care to ensure that each procedure in our office is performed with the patient’s total health in mind. This begins with education. We can’t stress enough the importance of regular dental visits. While good hygiene is important, visiting with the dentist regularly allows us to monitor your mouth and detect any potential issues early. Certain issues, such as gum disease, are much easier to treat when caught early. When left untreated, these problems can progress and cause irreversible damage in the mouth as well as put you at risk for other health conditions.
Another vital component of holistic dental care is including the patient in the decision making process. We will always take the time to describe your options, answer any questions, and help you choose a treatment plan that works for you.
If you would like to learn more about holistic dental care, please call our office. We would be happy to answer your questions and see you into our office for a visit. Together, we can ensure that your smile stays healthy and beautiful for many years.