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Dental Care: How Does a Holistic Dentist Differ from Other Dentists?

By Gerald Regni, DMD on December 28, 2015

Many people have already discovered the benefits of holistic medicine, and some are now taking a closer look at what holistic dentistry has to offer. Setting up an initial consultation with a holistic dentist is a great way to get your specific questions answered about the differences and about the type of treatments you can expect through holistic medicine. However, learning more about the general differences is a great way to determine if you want to sit through a consultation and get your additional questions answered.

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How Dental Care Impacts Total Body Health

Both traditional and holistic dental professionals will tell you that regular dental care is important for general body health. In fact, receiving great dental care can reduce your chance of developing gum disease, heart disease, diabetes and more.

Both types of dental care promote optimal health and well-being, but holistic dental care is unique because it takes a natural approach to oral healthcare. They treat your teeth as one with the body, and will make sure that the dental treatments you will receive will also benefit your well-being.

A Natural Approach to Dental Treatments

There are many aspects of dental care where traditional and holistic services differ. For example, holistic dentists do not use amalgam fillings because they state that even a small amount of mercury used in a filling is not healthy. With regards to root canals, more natural sterilization is used with holistic dental treatments.

There are also differences with regards to the use of fluoride and other dental materials, such as those used for bridges and crowns. Generally, these dental materials are natural in some way and do not use any materials that could be viewed as being detrimental to your health and well-being.

If you are thinking about using holistic dental treatments, it is important that you fully understand the differences between traditional oral healthcare and holistic oral healthcare. For some, the differences between the two may not be significant, and you may have little concern about which type of material is used in a filling and for other dental practices. On the other hand, you may be focused on living a healthy lifestyle and may try to avoid all toxins and live as close to nature as possible. With a Philadelphia dentist like Dr. Gerald Regni, DMD, you can be assured that your teeth and your body will be at their best.

Sources:

10 Signs Your Natural Dentist is Truly Holistic, The Healthy Home Economist

Why are 'holistic' dentists on the rise? They treat the whole body, not just teeth, Los Angeles Times

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