Do you have concerns about specific oral health treatments? Perhaps you’re fearful of mercury in amalgam fillings or want to minimize fluoride use. A holistic dentist is an oral health professional that considers overall wellness and lifestyle habits when diagnosing and treating oral health conditions. They also try to utilize natural treatments with effective and biocompatible materials like porcelain for restorations.
Following are a few benefits to choosing a holistic dental practice for treatment.
Holistic dentistry focuses on using restorations and materials that do not contain heavy metals like mercury or those that produce an inflammatory immune response. Biocompatible restorations, such as porcelain and composite resin do not contain mercury or other heavy metals. They also look very natural, producing undetectable dental work that effectively protects teeth.
Safe Amalgam Removal
Fillings don’t last forever. They degrade over time. When it comes to removing old restorations like those made of amalgam, a holistic dentist takes great care not to expose patients to mercury vapors during the removal process. Safe amalgam removal involves limiting the heat produced by a dental drill and using an evacuation system to trap mercury vapors.
Our practice provides safe amalgam removal for patients with old fillings as well as those who want to replace amalgam fillings with biocompatible materials for health reasons.
A Focus on Oral Systemic Health
Our team takes overall wellness and medical history in account when treating patients. The concept of oral systemic health is evidence-backed. A number of oral health conditions affect overall wellness. Chronic health conditions like diabetes and autoimmune diseases can affect oral health, as well.
When treating conditions, our practice will consider your lifestyle and dietary habits along with your medical history to maximize the effectiveness of treatments. For example, dietary advice suited to your unique needs might be given to help control bacterial growth or improve the body’s immune system in conjunction with dental treatment.
If you have questions about our services, call us to reserve a consultation or checkup with our experienced holistic dentist, Dr. Philip Kozlow.