Holistic dentistry in Lakewood does not use fluoride due to the link between it and health issues
Holistic dentistry puts the focus on the oral systemic connection, which is the connection between the health of the mouth and the body. The state of your oral health can have a major impact on overall wellness. If your teeth and gums are healthy, it can help keep your body healthy. However, if you have oral health issues, it can put you at risk for a wide range of other health conditions.
We take several steps to deliver biocompatible dental care that is safe for our patients. These include:
Use of biocompatible composite fillings vs. silver amalgam fillings
In the past, silver amalgam fillings were the “go-to” of many dental providers. These dark, unattractive fillings were thought to be the strongest available material. They are made of a combination of metals, including over 50 percent mercury. Mercury is a known neurotoxin that has been banned in many products, except dental amalgam. Composite resin fillings are much safer and more attractive, and are still durable, making them an ideal option for patients.
There has been a great deal of information published about the use of fluoride. In the dental community, there has always been a push to use fluoride as a means of tooth decay prevention. However, systemic fluoride use and ingestion can have major impacts on overall health, including an increased risk of bone problems and cancer.
We use specialized technology to help evaluate bacteria levels in the mouth to determine if you are at an increased risk for issues such as periodontal disease.
At South Lakewood Dental, you can count on our team to be your partner in health. By visiting a holistic practice, you are taking the first step in acknowledging the importance of oral health as it relates to total wellness. In addition to providing safe, biocompatible services, we are also able to help educate our patients on oral hygiene, nutrition, and leading a healthier lifestyle. If you’ve heard of holistic dentistry and you would like to learn more about it, please feel free to give us a call at (855) 233-0023.
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