Advantages and Purpose of Holistic Dentistry
- Posted on: Oct 15 2018
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At the practice of Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson, patients in the Golden, CO community and beyond have access to holistic dentistry. Many patients are unaware of the importance of holistic dentistry and how it can be used to achieve beautiful, healthy smiles!
What is holistic dentistry?
Holistic dentistry is a different approach to dental care. Instead of just treating the oral cavity of the patient, we treat the entire body. We also understand how conditions within the mouth can impact the rest of the body. This includes additional focus on jaw functionality, ear pain, breathing problems, sinus issues, and sleeping disorders. Our team also provides treatment with biocompatible materials, avoiding problematic treatments such as silver amalgam fillings. Silver amalgam fillings are comprised of approximately 50% mercury and can cause toxicity in the body. Instead, patients who visit our practice can enjoy alternative materials for fillings such as composite resin bonding.
How Does Periodontal Disease Affect The Body?
One aspect of dentistry that many patients do not realize affects one’s overall health is that of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection that begins in the soft tissues of the mouth. It can carry through the bloodstream and cause infection elsewhere in the body. Because of this, it is incredibly important for patients to seek treatment as soon as possible for periodontal disease to reverse the condition and bring the smile—and body—back to health. Patients with periodontal disease rarely realize that they are at risk for conditions such as heart disease, strokes, and diabetes.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in working with a dental team that has a focus on holistic care and biocompatible materials, we encourage you to book a visit with our team and undergo an initial evaluation. Our staff can make suggestions in regards to the treatments needed to achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile with one or more treatment options in our facility. Call (303) 277-9600 today and schedule a visit at 1218 Arapahoe Street of Golden, Colorado.
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