Holistic Dental Techniques
One of the best-known holistic dental techniques involves the use of non-metal fillings in treating cavities. Traditional dentistry uses metal amalgams that contain mercury and other metals. Over time, small amounts of these metals can be released through constant chewing and biting. The metal that’s released can be absorbed through your tissues or even enter your bloodstream through tiny cuts or abrasions in your gums. And that means that over time, your entire body can be exposed to potentially harmful effects from mercury and other metals included in the fillings. Holistic dental techniques use non-metal fillings to eliminate that potential risk while still protecting your teeth from decay.
Likewise, while traditional dentistry supports the use of invasive approaches for the treatment of advanced gum disease, these approaches can allow harmful bacteria to enter the bloodstream, increasing the risk of widespread infection in other tissues and organs, including the heart. A holistic dentist prefers non-surgical techniques to avoid these potential risks. Link to video…..
Customized for Your Needs
Beyond specific treatment techniques, a holistic dentist also looks at your entire lifestyle to provide you with custom recommendations aimed at helping you improve your oral health and your overall health as well. For instance, while traditional dentistry supports the use of fluoride to strengthen tooth enamel, holistic dentists tend to avoid the use of fluoride, which can be harmful to your overall health, instead focusing on techniques you can implement that protect tooth enamel without having an impact on the rest of your body.
Find out more about holistic dental techniques.
Holistic dentistry is great for all ages and all types of oral health issues. To learn more about the Holistic dental techniques we practice, call Princeton Center for Dental Aesthetics & Implants today, 609-924-1414.