Holistic dentistry, also called biological dentistry, biocompatible dentistry, or alternative dentistry, is a type of dentistry that approaches oral care from a whole-body perspective. A holistic dentist treats oral problems by focusing on all aspects of your overall health including physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
A Smiling Heart Dentistry offers a wide range of holistic dentistry solutions, including:
Amalgam is a common dental filling made from mercury and various metals. Mercury is a known neurotoxin, with even small quantities creating adverse health effects. If you have amalgam fillings, A Smiling Heart Dentistry can safely remove and replace them with a composite resin.
Bis-GMA is a product of bisphenol A and glycidyl methacrylate. Bisphenol A is a chemical known to disrupt the body’s endocrine system and is linked to depression and anxiety. A Smiling Heart Dentistry is committed to using proven, non-toxic materials.
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) treatment uses your own blood to improve healing, prevent bacterial infections, and promote tissue regeneration during dental treatment. The PRF substance is extracted from a blood sample with a centrifuge.
Traditional dentistry uses metal restorations and cavity filling materials, but A Smiling Heart Dentistry uses non-metal restorations to prevent possible health risks associated with the metal materials.
Ceramic implants are made from durable ceramic material and do not contain any titanium or other metals. They’re ideal for people who have metal allergies or anyone who does not want metal in their body.
Neuromuscular dentistry realigns the jaw to relieve TMJ and fix malocclusion (bite problems).
A Smiling Heart Dentistry offers TMJ treatment with a DNA appliance to gently reposition the jaw and widen the arch to relieve symptoms of TMJ disorders.
Holistic dentistry is safe for most people and could arguably be considered safer than many forms of traditional dentistry since it takes your entire health into account.
Holistic dentistry might present risks for you if you have a history of tooth decay, as holistic dentists do not support the use of fluoride.
If you have an infection in the root of the tooth, a traditional dentist recommends a root canal, while a holistic dentist may recommend pulling the infected tooth and replacing it with a ceramic implant instead of saving it.
If you take prescription medications, some herbal dental remedies may interact with your prescriptions.
The team at A Smiling Heart Dentistry discusses your medical history and determines whether holistic dentistry is right for you. To learn more and schedule an appointment, call the practice or use the online booking tool.