Brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist twice each year are the primary things we are told to do to provide the care needed for healthy teeth and gums. But there is more we can do to safeguard our smile and dental health.
The connection between oral health and our overall physical condition is more than just an idea. Research continues to explore how we can enhance our quality of life, and the practice of holistic dentistry is believed by many to be a key to enjoying great overall and dental health.
Holistic dentistry removes chemical based dentistry and replaces it with the safest products available to care for oral health. This includes the elimination of dental amalgam used for decades as a means to repair dental decay. Cavities both old and new are now corrected with composite resin, a material that is a mixture of plastic and a powdered glass to provide a solid, long lasting repair.
Holistic dentistry removes chemical based dentistry and replaces it with the safest products available to care for oral health.
Not only is composite resin a chemical free product, it is tooth colored making this procedure aesthetically pleasing as well. Our dentist will be able to contour the repair to match surrounding teeth in shape, size, and shade.
Older silver fillings can be replaced as needed. When the amalgam filling was first placed, the contents of amalgam were not discussed. But over the past several years as patients learned that silver amalgam contained the toxic chemical mercury, its use to repair dental decay has diminished. When replacing old amalgam fillings, it is critical that this procedure is done with care to control mercury vapors making this process safe for the patient.
The individual carries great responsibility in the care of their oral and overall health. And with holistic dentistry, the patient is provided with the tools to do just that.
In addition to instruction on the proper ways to brush and floss, the patient receives dental care with overall health in mind as well. We all know that diet and exercise are needed to maintain overall good health, but oral health depends on these things as well.
Research continues to correlate heart disease along with immune system conditions to the periodontal condition of patients. The links between general health and oral health make choosing a dentist that understands the importance of overall care one for serious consideration.
Call Fresh Leaf Dental today at 714-838-8050 and set up your appointment.