Holistic dentistry, also known as biological dentistry, is based on the principle that the teeth, gums, mouth and jaw are inextricably connected with the rest of the body, and that a person’s dental health impacts their overall health. Holistic dentistry is about treating the whole patient rather than one or two symptoms manifesting in the mouth.
What is Holistic Dentistry?
The philosophy of holistic dentistry is to promote overall health and wellness rather than treating specific dental disease or conditions. Holistic dentists work to balance the entire body and perform many of the same procedures as typical dentists. Many holistic dentists focus on straightening crooked teeth, aligning the bite and ensuring that the jaw and facial bones are in the optimal position.
Holistic dentistry focuses on using non-toxic ingredients, eliminating infections, and promoting optimal relationships between the teeth, jaw, head, and neck. Holistic dentists will use the least invasive, least traumatic, and least toxic means of both diagnosis and treatment.
Holistic Dentistry Benefits
The holistic approach in these areas is believed to:
- Improve jaw function
- Reduce ear pain
- Improve breathing
- Correct sinus problems
- Improve sleep health
Holistic dentistry also focuses on a variety of other conditions that may affect the entire skeletal system.
Holistic Dentistry Candidates
Patients who are looking for a holistic approach to dental treatment, should contact a holistic dentist so a treatment plan may be discussed.