What is Holistic Dentistry
Holistic dentistry is about treating the whole person, not just the mouth. It is grounded in the belief that your oral health has as much of an effect on your whole body as other major organs, such as the heart or liver and therefore, should be treated equally. It’s also about listening to the patient.
Patient stories about being rushed during an appointment, disregard for their complaints or desire be an optimal version of themselves are increasingly common. Frustrated (and rightfully so) many patients seek out the help of a holistic dentist in their search to be pain-free and more importantly, in the best health possible.
Read more to learn how a holistic dentistry can help oral and overall health in the most natural way possible.
SMART Certified in the Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings
The dangerous side-effects from amalgam fillings, commonly known as mercury fillings, are well documented. As more people request to have their mercury fillings removed, dentists and patients are increasingly aware of the potential risk for excess exposure to mercury during the removal process.
Dr. Agatha Bis is SMART certified in the removal of mercury fillings. The Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) is a research-based set of recommendations to reduce mercury exposure during the removal, handling, and disposal of dental amalgam fillings.
SMART was created by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) as a result of scientific research and prioritizes safety measures, utilization of specific equipment, and the overall wellbeing of the people and environment connected to the process.
A Natural Approach with Holistic Dentistry
The difference between traditional dentistry and holistic dentistry really comes down to the approach.
We feel that the following are the key difference makers:
- We use biocompatible materials: Recent studies have shown the dangerous health effects associated with amalgam, or as more commonly known, mercury fillings. Our team specializes in replacing mercury fillings with non-toxic replacement options.
- Digital X-Rays: Our use of digital x-rays reduces our patients’ exposure to radiation by as much as 80% over traditional x-ray systems.
- Environmentally conscious: We are conscious about the materials we use with our patients and how what we do impacts the environment. We pay attention to what we put down our drains and the waste we produce and work hard to create an environmentally conscious environment inside and out.
Our Philosophy is Rooted in Patient Comfort
You are never a file number to us. We believe in treating each and every one of our patients based on their individual health needs. While we value a holistic approach to dentistry, we understand that not everybody recognizes the connection between oral health and an overall well-being.
We will gladly take time to talk with, and educate you, on our recommended holistic approach to dental care, but at the end of the day we always respect that your health is absolutely up to you and we’ll provide the utmost in quality care based on your own personal comfort level.
A healthy smile is our only end goal.