28 Nov What is biological dentistry?
Biological dentistry is recognized as a more holistic approach to treatment, compared to traditional dentistry. By blending clinical practices, documented scientific knowledge, traditional natural healing, Dr. Philip R. Kozlow, your biological dentist serving Dallas, can provide dental care that is healthy for your entire body.
Biological dentistry incorporates a wide range of healing methods such as homeopathy, acupuncture, and physical therapy to promote general wellness. Nutrition and the use of herbs, as well as modern sciences including neural therapy, hematology, and immunology are also important tools that may be utilized by your dentist to provide the most appropriate treatment for you.
Your mouth is an undeniable part of your body. The health of your mouth and the substances that are placed into the mouth can have either a positive or negative effect on the rest of the body. When substances are introduced that are not compatible with your body, a tremendous amount of stress is placed on the immune system. Biological dentistry focuses on avoiding any treatment or therapy that causes a disturbance to the immune system.
The biological dentist focuses on the biology of dentistry. They ask the question, “How will dental treatment affect your life?” These dentists strive to improve the quality of your life, while reducing inflammation, and toxins. Identifying and avoiding dental materials that contain known toxins, and choosing restorative materials that are most compatible with your body can help to achieve this goal.
Isolation and removal of toxins may include the use of air and water filters, selecting mercury free dental materials, and seeking alternatives to fluoride and latex. For patients with existing amalgam or mercury fillings, the biological dentist will practice extreme caution. The mercury fillings may be carefully sectioned and removed from the mouth in a process that produces a minimal amount of dust or vapor. Your dentist may also recommend the use of a rubber dam during the removal process and a mask or other ventilation apparatus.
As part of the biological dental philosophy, minimally invasive dentistry, including digital x-rays, conservative restorations, and air abrasion can all be employed to produce healthy results while protecting the immune system.
To learn more about how biological dentistry can enhance your life and health, call the office of Dr. Kozlow to schedule your appointment today.