What Is Holistic Dentistry?

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Are you tired of traditional dental care that only focuses on treating specific dental problems?

Have you ever desired a more holistic, conservative, and preventive approach to your dental healthcare? If so, you may be interested in learning about the benefits of holistic dentistry!

Holistic dentistry, also known as biological dentistry, is an approach to dental care that considers the overall health and well-being of the patient, rather than just the dental issue at hand. Holistic dentists understand that there is a connection between oral health and the health of the entire body. They use non-toxic and biocompatible materials and procedures to promote overall health and wellness.

Traditional Care vs. Holistic Dentistry

One of the most significant differences between traditional dentistry and holistic dentistry is the use of mercury amalgam fillings. Holistic dentists avoid using these fillings because they can potentially expose the body to harmful mercury vapors. Instead, they use non-toxic and biocompatible materials for dental restorations and implants.

Holistic dentistry also takes a natural and minimally invasive approach to treating dental infections and periodontal disease. For example, holistic dentists may recommend more natural remedies, such as ozone therapy or herbal supplements, over traditional dental treatments. They also emphasize the importance of a balanced diet and good oral hygiene practices, which can encourage the body’s natural healing processes. They believe that by addressing underlying health issues, such as nutritional deficiencies and chronic stress, they can help prevent dental problems while positively contributing to overall wellness.

Your Holistic Dentist in Covington, GA

At Newton Drive Family Dentistry, our dental professionals have over 60 years of combined experience. In addition to holistic dentistry, we offer emergency dental care, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and general dentistry as well. If you have further questions about holistic dentistry or about your oral health, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Dr. Kim is IAOMT Safe Amalgam Removal Technique certified.

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