We live in a toxic world, and you don’t want your dental care to increase your toxic load or put additional strain on your immune system. Dental sensitivity affects at least 20% of patients at some point in their lives, according to research. Different methods of testing are available to determine which materials are best suited for you by your holistic dentist.
In dentistry, the only condition that can be referred to as a disease is periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease-causing bacteria aren’t just found in the mouth, according to a recent study in the media. When a patient has gum disease, the same bacteria can be found in the bloodstream and may also be found in cases of heart disease. To maintain a healthy heart, it is essential to have a healthy mouth, which is the gateway to the body. When it comes to oral health, your gums are your foundation. It is always the goal of a holistic dentist to first implement an approach to periodontal care that is both balanced and progressive before recommending more aggressive treatment.
Non-Harmful Methods for Metal Filler Removal
In order to ensure the safe removal of metal fillings, strict protocols must be followed. Tooth isolation is an important part of the procedure to ensure that no metal fragments end up in your mouth or, even worse, in your system. Clean air and oxygen, as well as any special filtration and a custom high-speed vacuum unit, should be provided for your benefit.
In an ideal world, your holistic dentist would also have a filter in place to keep the metal that has been removed from the water supply from entering the public supply. Approximately 14% of the pollution in our oceans is caused by dental metals. In order to protect the waters of the San Francisco Bay, Bay Area dentists are required to use this filtration.
Bite Problems and TMJ Problems
Prevention and Effective Treatment In addition to the internal and structural aspects of oral health, a holistic dentist understands that your mouth is the gateway to your entire body. Additionally, the patient’s bite alignment must be taken into account in the total picture of dental treatment, along with specific concerns like jaw joint issues (TMJ). The structure of the body as a whole, not just the head and jaw, depends on the results of a bite assessment.
Splints made of state-of-the-art materials, as well as mouth muscle adjustments, can be used to correct a bad bite. Sometimes your holistic dentist will collaborate with a chiropractor to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Your dental treatment will be successful if your bite is at its best, resulting in a comfortable and beautiful smile.
The need to have a perfect bite
Dentists have long emphasized the importance of brushing and flossing on a regular basis, especially after eating sweets. It’s possible that your holistic dentist will stress the importance of good nutrition even more.
In order to maintain good oral health, a low-sugar, alkaline diet is a helpful supplement. Sugar is well-known for its role in tooth decay. This is due to the fact that decay-causing bacteria thrive on sugar intake. Additionally, alkaline diets are beneficial because they help to counteract the acidity in saliva that is caused by the stresses of modern life. The saliva’s ph is maintained at a proper level by an alkaline diet, ensuring that the digestive processes begin in the mouth. Sugar cravings can be reduced or even eliminated by following a few simple dietary guidelines.
Oral health and dental treatment can benefit greatly from the use of homeopathic remedies, which a holistic dentist may also recommend. Aconitum Napellus homeopathic pellets can be used to alleviate pre-treatment anxiety. Anesthetics can be relieved by applying homeopathic gels topically after a procedure. Arnica and Traumeel can be applied to sore gum tissue by applying them to the surface of the gums.
Metal fillings that have been in your mouth for at least 15 years can cause small cracks in your teeth, which can eventually lead to full-blown fractures. It is not uncommon for old fillings to remain in place while the surrounding tooth structure decays. Metal fillings weaken the tooth structure and discolor the tooth beneath them. Before a tooth breaks, it is best to remove old fillings to avoid root canals or crowns and caps.
Caps or crowns aren’t always necessary when using bonding techniques because the bonding holds the tooth together rather than wedges it apart. We are able to be more conservative and remove less tooth structure because of this strengthening through bonding. Today, a wide variety of long-lasting, tooth-colored filling materials are on the market that provides not only structural support but also look stunning.
Products and educational materials
Reducing Dental Treatment and Dental Product Toxicity as well as the Toxicity of Your Environment In today’s world, one of the most important factors in maintaining good health is learning to minimize the harm that toxicity can do. Toxic levels should be kept to a minimum, but this may be just as difficult as getting enough nutrition. Over time, your body’s immune system and organs may break down as a result of cumulative toxicity, which is why it is important to maintain a healthy diet.
Patients should be aware of the ingredients in toothpaste and mouthwash to avoid. It’s becoming easier and easier to find natural dental care products that are both effective and enjoyable to use at home. Toxic ingredients can be found in everything from personal care and cleaning products to food and medicine, and your holistic dentist can educate you on the dangers of these substances.
Educating ourselves and our families on how to maintain good oral health and overall health by avoiding ingredients we shouldn’t be consuming and by reading labels are two important steps we can take. It’s another reason why a holistic dentist is essential to your community.