Abundant research has shown that there are numerous links between dental health and overall wellness. For example, gum disease is linked to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s. Conventional dental treatments may only address the symptoms related to oral health while overlooking general wellbeing. Fortunately, our holistic dentist takes total health into account when treating teeth and gums.
Holistic dentistry is a subfield of oral healthcare that takes a person’s overall health into account. For instance, if a patient is struggling with dry mouth, our team may evaluate their current medication regimen and their diet to find ways to mitigate these symptoms. Health-conscious patients enjoy having oral healthcare advocates that consider total wellbeing when it comes to routine dental checkups and treatments.
Mercury Free Dentistry
A holistic dentist is careful with the types of restorations they use to repair broken and diseased teeth. In the past, the standard method for addressing tooth decay involved the use of amalgam fillings. Amalgam is made up of mercury and a combination of metals. While these fillings are effective at treating decay, the potential for mercury exposure raises concerns among dentists and patients alike.
Our team practices mercury free dentistry. This means that all the restorations we use do not utilize mercury. Instead, our restorations are made from non-toxic, biocompatible materials like composite resin and porcelain. An added benefit to these types of restorations is the fact that they appear lifelike and can beautifully enhance a person’s smile.
If you have dental work that contains mercury, know that it can be replaced. Our practice uses a safe, specialized process that limits mercury exposure when removing old dental work. Once old restorations are removed, we can replace them with more natural alternatives.
If you desire a more holistic approach to your dental care, we invite you to visit our practice for a consultation. At your appointment, our team will take time to learn about your health history, lifestyle habits, and unique needs.
Call Fresh Leaf Dental today to schedule a checkup or cleaning with our holistic dentist.