Understanding Holistic Dentistry

9 Apr

As many people learn more about staying healthy and living a more holistic lifestyle, it’s becoming more clear that a holistic approach to life is more than just eating more vegetables; it encompasses a whole new way of looking at health, and that includes the health of your mouth.

Holistic Lifestyle and You

Living a holistic lifestyle means living in a way that is natural to you and many people who adopt a more holistic life tend to eat more organic, whole foods, keep active, eliminate or manage stress in a healthier way and look for ways to reduce and remove toxins from their environment.

A holistic approach can mean different things to different people and it’s important to understand what is relevant and significant to each individual when helping them on their holistic path to health.

Holistic Dentistry must include an awareness of what your priorities are when living a more holistic lifestyle and an ability to develop or modify treatment recommendations based on those priorities.

What is Holistic Dentistry?

Holistic Dentistry begins with an understanding of each individual’s needs and wants towards becoming more holistic.  An initial consultation, where we get to know you, your expectations, and your desires is crucial to helping you achieve your goals as well as helping us develop a treatment plan that works with your objectives and values.

Because each patient is different and has different expectations, rules and beliefs about how far they want to take their holistic approach, it is important for us to know where you are on your journey to health so we can help you get there your way when it comes to the health of your mouth.

Whether it means that we remove your mercury fillings safely, work with you on eliminating fluoride, switching you to natural dental products, or working with you or your naturopath on detoxing and chelation therapy, learning more about you and your current needs is first and foremost on getting you to where you want to be.

How to achieve your Holistic Dentistry Goals

When working with a holistic dentist, make sure you communicate where you are on your holistic journey.  We want to make sure that we create a treatment plan that is right for you and stay within your expectations, which means that your treatment options and plan may change based on what it is you want to achieve or how you want to get there.  The health of your mouth is very important to us and we can help you get to optimal health in different ways so don’t hesitate to discuss your individual needs and goals with us at your next consultation.

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