Biological or Holistic Dentistry

Holistic-DentistryHolistic dentistry emphasizes the organic or functional relation between the parts and the whole. Specific to dentistry, we realize that everything we do in the mouth affects the whole body. As an example, when there is an infection in a tooth and/or gum, that infection will not stay localized but will travel throughout the entire body. We also know that every dental material we place in the mouth will leach out, over time, it’s elements. Some of these elements can and do have an adverse effect upon our immune system. Other elements can and do affect intestinal flora which will affect digestion. Other areas, such as the nervous system, of the body can also be affected adversely.

Our task is to be aware of these adverse reactions, design treatment and use materials that will impact the client the least.