15 Oct Holistic Dentistry: What should I expect at my initial consultation?
Are you searching for a holistic dentist? You may have heard of biological dentistry and want to learn more about how a dentist can incorporate biocompatible and holistic practices into your treatment. Many people are interested in addressing health and wellness with a focus on prevention through healthy and balanced lifestyle practices. Fortunately, our dentist takes a holistic and systemic approach to preventing and treating oral health conditions.
What is holistic dentistry?
Like other forms of holistic medical treatment, this type of dentistry involves taking a patient’s entire state of wellness into account when preventing and diagnosing dental conditions. In addition to evaluating the health of teeth and gums, our dentist will consider other factors too, such as dietary and lifestyle habits along with family medical history. Our team believes in the concept of oral systemic health, which means that the health of the mouth is connected to other areas of the body such as the cardiovascular and digestive systems. For example, if a patient is at risk for diabetes, our team will provide education for practicing proper oral hygiene and choosing the right kinds of food to maintain healthy blood sugar.
Beyond prevention, holistic dentistry involves using only healthy materials to restore damaged or decayed teeth. Our dentist only restores teeth with metal-free, amalgam-free, and BPA-free materials like composite resin and high-quality ceramics. We also remove previous dental work that may be a potential health hazard—especially amalgam restorations. When removing amalgam fillings and inlays, we will take precautionary measures to prevent the inhalation of mercury vapors.
How can I schedule an appointment?
If you are interested in biological dentistry, we welcome you to schedule an appointment with our holistic dentist. Our doctor provides complimentary consultations for new patients. At your appointment, our team will perform a gentle and thorough oral examination, answer your questions, and discuss your overall health with you.
To reserve your free consultation, call the office of Dr. Philip Kozlow at 972-458-2464 today.