The field of dentistry changes every day, and with the improvements in science and technology, we have access to the information we need to improve your dental health. This includes knowledge regarding the best materials to repair and replace, as well as treatments that are safe and effective for children and adults. Our dental practice offers a wide selection of services for all ages, including holistic pediatric care.
Holistic dentistry is a special field of dental work that focuses on the use of biocompatible materials and treatments that not only focus on the smile but the body as a whole. Our dentists, including Dr. Luis Crespo, believes that the health of the mouth impacts the whole body, especially when it comes to disease. Periodontal disease is an infection that starts in the mouth but can spread throughout the body, causing inflammation and increasing patient risk for conditions such as heart disease or strokes. Holistic dental care focuses on avoiding harm to the body while improving dental health.
Holistic dentists often avoid the use of certain materials and products because they can be potentially harmful. This includes:
With a holistic pediatric dentist, children can work with a professional to obtain better dental health and maintain it for life. Our team educates pediatric patients on how they can enhance their oral health, with proper care between routine visits, including brushing and flossing. Our dental team may also teach children about the ways in which their nutritional habits may impact their oral health and can help guide children to show them how to brush and floss properly for the best results.
In most situations, a holistic dentist offers many of the same treatments as other dental professionals in the community. This includes fillings, cleanings, and evaluations. However, a holistic dentist may have extensive knowledge regarding the harm of fluoridated water or endodontic therapy and help patients understand alternative treatment options. With the help of a holistic dentist, most children feel at ease in taking care of their smiles and doing so in a way that is right for their body.
Years ago, research proved that the use of silver amalgam fillings, which are approximately 50 percent mercury, can be harmful to the body. Because of this, our team of professionals use composite resin materials instead, as they are safer, more aesthetic, and reduce the risk of bacteria entering the inner portion of the tooth. Patients are welcome to ask about this and other products that are avoided in our practice to better understand our goals and vision for our patients.
Dr. Luis Crespo is a pediatric dentist at Holistic Dental Centers that proudly offers care for children at either location in Cary or Cornelius, North Carolina. If you are considering holistic dental services for your children, we invite you to book an initial appointment at either location to discuss your child’s pediatric needs.