Natural Holistic Dentistry
Holistic Approach to Improve Oral Health and Internal Health
Natural dentistry to address your overall health
Mouth Meets Body
Your lifestyle choices and daily habits have an impact on your oral health, which is why a holistic approach to dentistry is invaluable. The health of your teeth, gums, and bone in your mouth respond daily to the types of foods you eat, your stress levels, the medications you are taking, and many other factors that many people overlook. We use many unique techniques and methods to improve your overall health and your oral health at the same time.
Our approach includes:
- Assessing nutritional deficiencies
- Assessing areas of infection and decay
- Assessing toxic materials in the mouth
- Assessing functional abnormalities (TMJ and sleep apnea)
- Improving digestion
- Addressing infection, toxic materials and decay
- Restoring teeth with mercury-free dentistry
- Replacing missing teeth with non-metal implants
- Supporting the body with massage therapy and essential oils
A Better Way
We use natural dentistry techniques and methods to improve your overall health and your oral health at the same time.
Eating whole foods that are free of processed and refined materials is the first step to oral health. Processed and refined foods tax the digestive system, which in turn negatively affects every other organ in the body. When digestion is poor, the mouth becomes acidic, severely compromising oral health. Eating foods that are free of genetically modified organisms is also important to one’s health and longevity. We are, literally, what we eat!
The types of foods eaten on a regular basis have a direct effect on oral health. If carbohydrates are not balanced with proteins, for example, the blood sugar will spike and plummet, over stressing the body, leading to insulin resistance and adrenal fatigue, which in turn lead to poor digestion and an acidic oral environment. We routinely provide customized nutritional guidance to our patients.
Mercury is toxic. With the advent of strong and biocompatible materials like eMax, zirconia, and Celtra Duo, there is no reason to use mercury fillings. We also safely remove amalgam fillings (which are 50% mercury) to prevent negative digestive interactions.
If infection is swallowed on a regular basis, it can disrupt the proper digestive process. Infected teeth also stress the body. One of the first courses of action cancer centers take when treating their patients is to clean up the mouth. Physicians understand that if the mouth is toxic and infected, the body cannot heal.
Essential oils are not only effective for relaxation but certain oils can be used as an oral rinse to inhibit plaque formation and improve oral health. Some essential oils have therapeutic effects that promote tissue healing. Dr. Wall and his staff use DoTerra essential oils.
Missing teeth can negatively affect your bite, and may also lead to continued bone loss. Not only does this make chewing difficult, it can lead to TMJ problems and further tooth loss, not to mention contributing to the social stigma associated with missing teeth. One of the best ways to replace missing teeth is with non-metal, zirconia implants.
Schedule Your Appointment with the Holistic Dentist
Every service we offer is aimed at improving your overall health. We offer several procedures that eliminate the need for surgical incisions, reducing your discomfort, downtime, and the need for multiple visits. Call our office to schedule your consultation today.