Biologic dentist, environmental dentist, holistic dentist. Have you come across these titles and wondered what they mean? If so, we have an answer for you.
The truth is they represent the same thing. The terms biologic dentist and holistic dentist can be and are often used interchangeably. Depending on where you live, one may be more common than the other. For example, you’ll likely find more holistic dentists in Canada, and more biologic dentists in the USA. While the titles are different, the philosophy and approach are the same.
What is biological dentistry?
“Biological dentistry is concerned with the whole body effects of all dental materials, techniques and procedures. It is fluoride-free, mercury-free and mercury-safe.”
What does a biologic dentist do?
The goal of a biologic dentist is to provide care to your mouth and teeth while ensuring harmony with the rest of the body, and minimum impact on the environment.
A few ways this is done includes:
- Focus on root causes and epidemiology of diseases
- Encouraging patients to remove old mercury fillings (SMART certified in the removal of mercury fillings)
- Using biocompatible materials
- Using digital X-rays
- Considering supplementation and nutrition
A biologic dentist can help with:
- Dental mercury amalgam
- Heavy metal detoxification
- Oral Galvanism
- Periodontal Therapy
- Jawbone Osteonecrosis
“Today, we can do better dentistry, in a less toxic, more individualized, more integrated, more environmentally friendly way than ever.”
International Acadamy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
Holistic dentistry or biologic dentistry is a broad topic. As more and more people become unsatisfied with conventional approaches to health, they look for other ways to solve their problems. It’s possible that a holistic approach may help to treat your concerns, or better yet, prevent issues in the first place.
If you are researching whether or not a biologic dentist is right for you, it makes sense to use both terms to return a full search result.
We write often and comprehensively about it on this blog. If you’re interested to learn more, try the links below:
Why I became a holistic dentist
What makes me a biologic dentist
The benefits of holistic dentistry
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