21 Feb The 4 Benefits of Holistic Dentistry
Holistic dentistry sees the mouth and oral health as an important indicator of the health of the whole body. In other words, a holistic dentist considers oral health problems as they relate to overall health and wellness. Here we look at just four of the countless benefits of holistic dentistry over the traditional practice.
1. Holistic Dentistry is Personalized to Your Needs
Health and wellness is never a “one-size-fits-all” endeavor. Every person is different and in holistic dentistry, you are viewed and treated as an individual. Our care involves individualized treatment plans and procedures customized to your needs and your body’s function. Your mouth is a microenvironment that acts as a window into the health of the rest of your body. Holistic dental practitioners respect the relationship between oral health and the immune system as well as your digestive system, sleep patterns, heart health and chronic pain. We offer treatment that benefits your entire body.
2. The Focus is on Total Wellness
Regular cleanings, X-rays, exams and those treatments believed to make your teeth and gums strong, resilient and healthy are often necessary. However, some of those treatments include the use of substances that may prove toxic to your body. An example of this is the use of mercury in dental fillings. Mercury is known to be highly toxic and the medical community has had that knowledge for decades. We offer the opportunity to replace your toxic fillings using a safe and durable amalgam for fillings and crowns. We also offer non-toxic resins to repair teeth and all of our treatment materials are 100% biocompatible with your body.
3. Highly Trained and Dedicated Dentists
Opting to go to a holistic dental practice doesn’t mean giving up high-tech treatment. Holistic dentistry uses modern and minimally invasive treatment practices that involve the latest in high tech. Low-dose 3D imaging and X-rays only when truly necessary is an example.
4. Holistic Dentistry Recognizes the Risks to Your Body as a Whole
Did you know the same plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth may indicate plaque and tartar in your arteries? That presents a significant risk for stroke and heart attack. Heart disease, Alzheimer’s and even pancreatic cancer are all associated with the same bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease. Thorough dental cleanings and checkups with a holistic dentist practitioner ensures the health and wellness of your teeth, gums and mouth as well as the rest of your body.
Protect Your Overall Health and Wellness
We all do so much every day to protect our health and wellness. Why not go even further to guard against disease and sickness by scheduling a checkup with a dentist who practices holistic dentistry? For more on how you can protect the health and wellness of your teeth, gums and entire body, contact Kozlow & Rowell today.