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Jan
25

What is Holistic Dentistry?

Posted in Fillings

While holistic dentists are not very common, the practice as a whole is gaining in popularity.

Holistic dentistry is the practice of treating the mouth as a small part of the greater whole. A dentist in this branch is concerned with the effect that dental treatment and problems can have on the entire body.

Holistic Dentistry vs. Traditional Dentistry

All dentists who take a holistic approach have been accredited to treat dental problems. But there is no regulated system for certifying holistic professionals.

Every dentist wants to help you reach your smile goals. Instead of merely repairing problems, holistic or biological dentists focus on finding the solutions and preventative treatments that will be kind to your entire system.

Holistic dentists are qualified to perform any procedure other dentists do, but they will incorporate more elements into treatment.

Some of these specialties include:

  • Mercury-free composite fillings
  • Safe metal filling removal
  • Nutritional therapies
  • Orthopedic orthodontics
  • Addressing breathing issues

There is certainly a fundamental truth in the concept of treating your mouth as a part of your body. Dental infections are scientifically-known to affect other body systems. Nutrition, exercise, and rest all factor into dental health. You can’t deny the fact that your mouth is closely connected to the rest of you. Your oral hygiene should always go hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle.

Is Holistic Dentistry Right for You?

At the end of the day, the choice is completely up to you. It’s perfectly reasonable to begin your own holistic journey by setting personal health goals to better harmonize your oral and overall health. A holistic dentist just might provide you with the resources you need.

Get started by asking your personal dentist for recommendations.

Posted on behalf of:
Sycamore Hills Dentistry
10082 Illinois Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 213-4400

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