Holistic dentistry is the practice of considering dental health in the context of a patient’s whole health. For years, it has been a major focus of ours at Falmouth Dental Arts, and we continue to expand our education of best practices and new advances in holistic dentistry. We utilize holistic dentistry because it emphasizes your long-term health and well-being, and allows us to consider the implications of new techniques and tools in dentistry.
Holistic Dentistry looks at the entire medical history of a person, past and present, when making decisions about a patient’s health – in this case, oral health. Therefore, holistic-focused dentists implement healthier versions of common procedures to increase the patient’s overall health and well-being. Some examples include:
- Digital X-Rays, which decrease radiation exposure by 90%.
- Teeth cleanings that involve using natural products and essential oils, factors that prevent bacterial growth and increase a patient’s immune response.
- Using biocompatible materials that reduce the chances of a patient having an adverse reaction. No mercury/silver fillings are placed here. In fact, we have a “mercury safe” removal technique that we use.
- Using ozone therapy for cleanings, restorations, natural root canals, and many other procedures.
If you’re interested in learning more about holistic dentistry, detailed information can be found on our site here. Be sure to ask us about our holistic approach during your next visit!