3 reasons why patients should consider a professional who offers holistic dentistry
- Posted on: Oct 30 2019
Many patients have heard of the word “holistic,” but what does it really mean? And how does it apply to dentistry? Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson of Golden, CO are dental professionals proud to offer holistic dentistry, and speak to patients about the benefits of considering a holistic dentist for one’s oral healthcare needs.
What is “holistic dentistry?”
Holistic dentistry is an approach to dentistry that is different than more traditional methods. The idea behind holistic dentistry is to find ways to achieve a healthier smile without choosing materials that are unsafe for the smile. A holistic dentist will often provide more conservative treatments to ensure that the natural tooth structure is maintained as much as possible. Holistic dental care treats the systems, not the symptoms. Instead of the normal “drill and fill” approach used at a normal dental practice, holistic dentistry often looks at the body as a whole to determine the best approach to getting the smile back to proper function and health.
What are the reasons why a patient may choose holistic dentistry for their smile?
A holistic dentist:
- Provides treatment that is minimally invasive. One of the goals of holistic dentistry is to maintain as much natural structure of the smile as possible. This means that treatment options are often less invasive than those used at traditional dental practices.
- Uses non-toxic and biocompatible materials. Many materials used by traditional dentists, such as silver amalgam fillings, have been deemed inappropriate for the smile. A holistic dentist will ensure that every treatment and material used in the mouth is healthy and beneficial to the patient.
- Treats each patient as a whole. Instead of just focusing on the mouth and fixing the problem there, a holistic dentist will consider the patient’s entire body and health to determine the best solution to their dental problems. They also work hard to treat problems such as periodontal disease, which can carry bacteria through the bloodstream and impact other areas of the body.
Interested in working with a holistic dentist?
Contact Dr. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson today to book a consultation appointment with our team of professionals. We welcome new and existing patients into our practice, conveniently located at 1218 Arapahoe Street in Golden, CO. Speak to us about the options available for enhancing your smile’s health and beauty using the holistic dentistry approach.
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