7 Reasons You Want A Holistic Dentist To Take Care of Your Teeth

Use of Bio-Compatible Dental Materials:

Holistic DentistLet’s face it; we live in a toxic world, so you don’t want to add to your toxic load or create more stress for your immune system through dentistry. Studies indicate that at some point, at least twenty per cent of dental patients develop sensitivity to dental material. Your holistic dentist will have different forms of testing available to ascertain which materials suit you.

Non-Painful and Natural Treatment of Gum Diseases:

In dentistry, the only condition that can, strictly speaking, be called a disease is periodontal (gum) disease. The media has drawn a lot of attention recently to research showing that bacteria causing gum disease is not only found in the mouth. The same bacteria can be found in the bloodstream when a patient has gum disease and may also be present in instances of heart disease. The mouth is the gateway to the body, and a sound oral environment is necessary for a strong heart in a healthy body. Your gums are the foundation for any dental treatment. A holistic dentist will always try to implement a balanced and progressive program for preserving your gums before recommending a more aggressive approach to your periodontal care.

Safe Removal of Metal Fillings:

A strict protocol must be followed whenever metal fillings need to be replaced. This includes tooth isolation so that no metal particles find themselves in your mouth or, worse yet, are swallowed. Clean air and oxygen should be provided for you, along with exceptional filtration and a custom high-speed vacuum unit.

Ideally, your holistic dentist will also have a filter that will prevent the metal that has been removed from getting into the public water system. In our oceans, fourteen per cent of the pollution is caused by dental metals. Bay Area dentists must implement this type of filtration to protect the waters of San Francisco Bay.

Prevention and Effective Treatment of Bite Problems and TMJ Problems:

Your holistic dentist knows that your mouth is the gateway to your body, internally and structurally. The patient’s bite alignment must always be factored into the total picture of dental treatment, along with specific concerns like problems with the jaw joint (TMJ). Bite assessment is essential for treatment, not just for the head and jaw but for the body’s structure as a whole.

Measures to take for bite correction include the use of splints designed with state-of-the-art materials, as well as muscular adjustments within the mouth. Sometimes your holistic dentist may coordinate treatment directly with a chiropractor to give you the most positive results.

Your bite must be at its best for the successful outcome of your dental treatment: a relaxed and beautiful smile.

Adjunctive Support: Traditionally, dentists have always stressed the importance of regular brushing and flossing, particularly after eating sweets, to maintain dental health. Your holistic dentist may put even more emphasis on the importance of good dietary habits.

For example, an alkaline, sugar-free diet is an essential adjunct to preventive oral health. It is well known that sugar contributes to tooth decay. This is because the bacteria that cause decay easily feed and grow on sugar intake. An alkaline diet is also helpful in that the stresses of our world tend to cause acidity of the saliva, which affects the health of both teeth and gums. An alkaline diet keeps the ph of saliva at the proper balance so that the digestive processes beginning with the mouth will function optimally. Following some simple dietary guidelines can minimize and eliminate sugar cravings.

Your holistic dentist may also use aids like homeopathics, which are a powerful support to oral health and dental treatment. Homoeopathic pellets of Aconitum Napellus can be administered to calm anxiety before treatment. Homoeopathic gels can be used topically after procedures to dissipate the effects of anaesthetics. Others, such as Arnica and Traumeel, can be applied topically to the sore gum tissue.

Cosmetic Bonding for Preservation of Tooth Structure: Metal fillings that are 15-20 years old can create cracks in your teeth that eventually grow to become fractures. It is not uncommon to have old fillings stay intact while the tooth structure crumbles around it. In addition to metal fillings weakening tooth structure, they stain the underlying tooth black. Removing old fillings before the tooth breaks is best, risking root canals or crowns and caps.

Using bonding techniques, caps or crowns is sometimes unnecessary since bonding helps hold the tooth together rather than wedge it apart. This strengthening through bonding allows us to be more conservative and remove less tooth structure. Many durable tooth-coloured filling materials today support the tooth and look natural and beautiful.

Products and Education for Eliminating Toxicity from Your Dental Treatment, Dental Products, Your Home and Your Environment: Today, limiting the damage caused by toxicity is a hidden determinant of good health. Limiting toxicity may present as big a challenge as getting proper nutrition. Your body has the wisdom to convert whatever you feed into nutrients it can use. Still, over time the immune system and organs of the body may respond to cumulative toxicity by breaking down.

Patients need to know about the ingredients to avoid in toothpaste and mouthwash. There is more and more availability of organic, effective, good-tasting alternatives for home dental care. Your holistic dentist can educate you on how toxic ingredients can be found in personal care, cleaning products, food, and medicine.

Learning which ingredients are best avoided and taking the time to read labels are two ways we can empower ourselves and our families to strive for good oral health and overall well-being. Educating and influencing patients to have a more balanced lifestyle is another of the reasons why your holistic dentist provides important service to your community.

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