A holistic dentist is a dentist who cares not only about a patient’s smile, but their overall health and wellbeing. Holistic dentists are also known as biologic dentists or mercury-free dentists. These professionals focus on the use of non-toxic, biocompatible materials when addressing infections, improving imperfections, and working to achieve a more beautiful, healthy smile. A holistic dentist focuses on identifying periodontal disease and dysfunction of the mouth, including TMJ, to reduce the negative impact these have on a patient’s health.
A holistic dentist doesn’t always focus on the most aggressive approaches when it comes to addressing problems within the mouth. Instead, everything done to the mouth is gentle, biocompatible, and the least invasive as possible to maintain the health and integrity of the mouth. Diagnostics and treatment are done with the patient in mind, and they work to ensure they do not use mercury fillings, metal restorations, and toxic, chemically-laden treatments. They may provide nutritional information, preventative therapies, and therapies for TMJ/TMD and sleep apnea.
Dr. McMillan of the Raleigh, NC area provides holistic dental care for new and existing patients in their practice. They also provide the removal of silver amalgam fillings while following the protocols set forth by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) for the safest procedure.
The team at Holistic Dental Centers offers family dentistry and cosmetic services to help patients achieve a healthy smile and maintain it for life. Dr. McMillan works with their patients to educate them on the benefits of holistic dentistry and keeping their smile looking great with day-to-day care. Patients are encouraged to visit their dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings to ensure a life-long beautiful smile!
If you are interested in learning more about holistic dentistry and live in the communities of Raleigh, Cornelius, or Cary, NC, contact Holistic Dental Centers today to schedule an initial visit with Dr. McMillan in their state-of-the-art practice. They provide a number of services not available through standard dental practices, and work hard to ensure patients have the best comprehensive dental care to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile and body!