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South Lakewood Dental – Dr. Scott Stewart, Holistic Dentistry
When patients hear of treatments with a holistic dentist, thy are often curious as to what holistic dentistry really is. Dr. Scott Stewart of South Lakewood Dental encourages patients to ask questions about this field of dentistry. Holistic dentistry is dental care that goes beyond the smile. It is dental care that ensures the entire body is healthy with whatever is performed in the smile. It is also an understanding of the connection between the mouth and body, especially the oral systemic connection.
What is holistic dentistry?
Holistic dentistry is a different approach to dental care. Also known as biocompatible dentistry, or biological dentistry, holistic dentistry gives consideration to the body as a whole. It ensures that all procedures performed in the smile are good for the overall health. It is a belief in the link between the smile and the body’s health through the Meridian tooth chart and the oral systemic connection. Refer through the below link to the Dental Meridian Tooth Chart app ( http://www.lakewoodlaserdentis.com/tooth-chart/)
How does holistic dentistry go beyond ordinary dentistry?
Instead of just treating the condition in the mouth and going along with their day, a dentist will discuss with patients the impact of their dental health with the rest of their body. Education is at the forefront of Dr. Scott Stewart’s visits with his patients. He wants his patients to know how the health of the smile impacts their entire body. This includes education on how to avoid the development of periodontal disease.
Is holistic dentistry more expensive?
Holistic dentistry is no more expensive than tradition dental treatments. At South Lakewood Dental, Dr. Scott Stewart wants to ensure patents have access to the dental solutions they need to have a healthy, beautiful smile. He focuses on providing this care and making it affordable for all. Patients who are having extensive dental work may benefit from our convenient financing solutions which are used to make treatment attainable for all budgets.
Do holistic dentists follow a protocol?
The team of South Lakewood Dental does follow the protocols set forth by an organization called the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, or the IAOMT. They understand the importance of following specific standards during the removal of silver amalgam fillings in the dental office. These protocols are designed for the health and safety of everyone involved in silver amalgam filing removal and replacement.
Is cosmetic dentistry possible with holistic dentistry?
Holistic dentistry doesn’t mean unattractive dentistry! Dr. Scott Stewart of South Lakewood Dental believes in providing quality solutions for patient smiles. He goes above and beyond to ensure all the procedures performed in his practice are aesthetic. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available in his practice always meet the standard of holistic dental care. Patients are welcome to ask about cosmetic dentistry treatments available in his facility, including ClearCorrect, custom made veneers and professional teeth whitening.
South Lakewood Dental
2525 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Ste 11,
Lakewood, Colorado, 80227
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I had been in a car accident, a couple car accidents, one in 2010 and one just recently here, back in January in 16. Everything was horrible to do. Anything, any curricular, extracurricular, swimming, Pilates, all of it. And I was in for a dental cleaning and saw the TruDenta literature on the wall, and it talked about the headache, it helps the headaches and whatnot. And so I wanted to find out, so I talked to Dr. Stewart about the program. My headaches are gone. Yes, I was having horrible headaches from here all the way up to the top of my head, and my headaches are gone. I would absolutely recommend this treatment to anyone who is suffering from any of the TMJ, the any kind of neck and head pain, chronic migraines. Yes, I would recommend it.
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Since I was a teenager, I’ve been having migraines that come and go. I don’t have them very often, but I haven’t found anything that’s really sustainable to make them a lasting difference in my symptoms. I also grind my teeth and wake up with really sore jaws in the morning, and I really like that it’s a holistic approach to solving the problem rather than just night guards and muscle relaxing type things, that it’s a package of all those things put together so that hopefully it’s sustainable in the long run rather than just an after the fact kind of procedure. I’m ready to have all that go away. Biggest difference is that I don’t have any more migraines, which is awesome, and far fewer tension headaches as well too. And I can tell that those muscles are relaxed and my mouth is just a happy place right now. Best healthcare money I’ve spent in a long time.
South Lakewood Dental - Mercury Safe Video
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
Smoking Teeth – Poisonous Gas
In 1991 the World Health Organization acknowledged that the predominant source of human exposure to mercury is from your fillings.
That should be of concern to anyone. So all mercury silver fillings leak substantial amount of mercury constantly. The amount increases with any kind of stimulation and as a result mercury from fillings predeceases the majority of exposure to mercury. The international academy of all medicines and toxicology is extremely concerned about the anecdotal claims of safety by manufactures and dental trade associations.
There are variants with the published peer reviewed scientific evidence to the contrary. The precautionary principle requires action, once the possibility of harm exists. It does not require proof beyond a shadow of a doubt but in the case of heavy metal and anti-biotic exposure, it’s both nearly impossible and unnecessary in our opinion. What you are seeing is mercury vapor coming out of a 25 year old silver amalgam filling in an extracted tooth. The background is a phosphorescence screen. The mercury vapor absorbs the florescent light and you can see it as a shadow on the screen. This is mercury coming off a filling that was dipped in water that is the same temperature as a human body. This is a filling that was rubbed with a pencil eraser for just a few seconds. Like going to the hygienist and having her clean your teeth. These are not small amounts of mercury – if you can see it, that’s more than 1000 times higher than the environmental agency will allow for the air that we breathe.
What about the last time you went to the dentist and they drilled on your tooth? Here is the mercury vapor every time you raise the temperature to 110 degrees with hot coffee or warm water or even chewed on. Mercury comes off fillings every time you stimulate them and that stimulation causes that mercury to continue to leak out of the fillings for an hour and a half at a minimum. Some people grind their teeth, some people chew gum. The dentist might send an old gold crown to the dental lab to be welded. How about the dental personnel? They are not being given the informed consent. Back in 1985 the International Academy of Medicine and Toxicology set out to determine the amount of mercury that was coming off fillings and here’s the graph-
Showing substantial quantities of mercury were measured coming off fillings and then we estimated the total dose. Then we began animal experiments and put radioactive fillings in sheep. Mercury accumulated in the jaw, stomach, liver and kidney in the sheep in just 30 days. Substantial quantities of mercury spread from the fillings to every organ in that sheep’s body. Then they measured that the sheep’s kidneys dropped in their ability by 60% to clear Inulin – an indication of kidney malfunction. Whole body imaging of monkeys found exactly the same thing. Proponents of amalgam fillings claim that sheep chew too much.
Well what’s the problem with monkeys? They had mercury in their jaw, kidneys, liver, intestine and heart. In further research found dystrophic bacteria that were anti-biotic resistant, cropped up in the intestines within two weeks of receiving these mercury leaking fillings. Further studies have shown damage to the ADP Ribosilation of brain neuron proteins. In response to the controversy and at the request of the Federation of experimental scientists and biologists, Dr. Fitz Lobscheider and Murray Yimy wrote an editorial – the first ever in FASEB and point by point refuted the claims of the amalgam proponents. That should be of concern to anyone wanting to have healthy children, because mercury is highly damaging to fetuses.
The experiments in sheep showed that the mercury from the sheep’s fillings transferred immediately to the placenta of the unborn fetus and to every conceivable portion of the fetus’s body. It even increased in the lamb higher after birth from mercury in the mother’s milk. There’s no such thing as a safe mercury filling. All mercury fillings leak mercury. The combined effect of mercury, cadmium and lead is just now being investigated but it’s not one in one. It’s synergistic in one in one, maybe one hundred or even a thousand. Why is that of concern? Over and over again we have heard that children are exposed to lead from our environment. Mercury and lead are many times more toxic than mercury alone.
These black, corroded, pitted mercury fillings are used where you must drill away a third of the tooth in order to fix a pin head sized cavity. Even if you love mercury, it’s the wrong thing to do to the children. It leads to broken, diseased root canal extracted teeth throughout the rest of their life. It’s a blunder that costs the child all through their life. Millions and millions of dollars are spent annually fixing teeth, again and again, and dentists don’t follow the manufacturer’s recommendations – they pack mercury in children around gold crowns, underneath bridges. They stuff it around the gum line in contact with tissues. There’s mercury spreading from this gold crown to every tissue in the patient’s body.
Even if you like mercury fillings, putting that kind of filling in the tooth is simply the wrong thing to do. Harold Loe – the former director of the National Institute of Dental Research back in 1993 wrote the first filling is the critical step in the life of the tooth. Using amalgam for the first filling requires removing a lot of tooth substance, not only diseased tooth substance but healthy tooth substance as well. So in making the under cuts you sacrifice a lot and this results in a weekend tooth. The next thing you know the tooth breaks off and you need a crown. Then you need to repair the crown – and so it continues to the stage where there’s no more to repair and you pull the tooth. With the first filling you should do something that can either restore the tooth or retain more healthy substance. Use new materials composites or materials that can bond at the surface without under cuts. You can do this with little removal of the tooth’s substance so that the core of the tooth is still there.
I would add that with the cost of all that dental repair over and over again makes the cost of mercury fillings enormous – even if you don’t consider the neuro-logical impairment and the brain damage that they surely cause in dental personnel, and the infertility and the heart break it has caused to so many families. It is the opinion of this academy that the responsible government agencies should prohibit the use of Mercury fillings “Silver Fillings” until such time as their manufacturers produce the alleged evidence of safety.
These instructions can be found on the web page of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. I would recommend that you review them and have your dentist do the same before commencing any procedures involving mercury.