Dr. Carl McMillan of the Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers believes in providing appropriate care and attention for patients in a way that is healthy for their mouth and body. Too many dentists pay little attention to the implications of what they do to the smile. For example, the placement of silver amalgam fillings can introduce mercury toxicity to the body and result in increased risk for several medical problems. Inserting titanium metal dental implants suppresses the immune system. And the use of fluoride and sealants and cause more damage than it can protection. It is important for a holistic dentist to understand the best ways to care for the smile. Our team reviews with patients the process needed to improve the health of the smile—while maintaining the health of the body at the same time.
Having a holistic dentist has many benefits. A holistic dentist ensures that the link between the mouth and the body is not compromised. The oral systemic connection is a serious consideration that dentists need to understand when it comes to placing metals in the mouth or addressing infection that has developed. Dr. Carl McMillan knows that bacteria harboring the smile can be carried into the bloodstream and affect other parts of the body, causing patients to be at a higher risk for a myriad of issues including heart disease and strokes. Additionally, certain procedures within the smile can impact the body, such as root canal therapy, so we avoid performing this treatment and encourage patients to seek other avenues for bringing their smile back to health.
Holistic dentists also avoid the use of fluoride and sealant applications, metals, mercury, and in-office power bleaching. They know the effects these can have on the smile and will avoid using them in their practice. They have alternative treatments that are far more successful and better for the body.
Interested in learning more about the advantages of holistic dental treatment? Contact the team of the Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers today to book an appointment with Dr. Carl McMillan.