What is Holistic Dentistry?
What is Holistic Dentistry?
Traditional dentistry has evolved to become what it is today, a field that is primarily based on treating symptoms. While this form of dentistry is necessary in some cases, it often does not address the underlying causes of problems. Holistic dentistry takes a different approach, looking at the whole person and managing all aspects of their health, including their oral health.
What is the holistic approach to dentistry?
The holistic approach to dentistry takes a whole-body approach to dental care. This means that your dentist will look at all aspects of your health when treating you. For example, they will consider your diet, lifestyle, and medical history when creating a treatment plan.
Traditional dentists typically only focus on your teeth and what is going on in your mouth but need to understand the importance of oral health and the body. For example, if a traditional dentist finds something wrong with your teeth—cavities or gum disease—they will typically address the issue by drilling, filling, and treating the symptoms.
Holistic dentists take a different approach to your dental care. They will try to find the root cause of the problem and address that instead of just treating the symptoms. We will always take your dental care one step further in providing care that benefits your overall health.
What are the benefits of holistic dentistry?
Some of the benefits of holistic dentistry include:
- Improvement to your overall health
- Personalized care for your unique needs
- Encourages optimal health and healing
- Boosts your immune system
- Minimally invasive treatments
- Advanced technology
- Only using biocompatible and non-toxic materials
- Focus on the root cause to form a proper treatment instead of just relieving symptoms
- Focus on function and aesthetics
What are the conditions a holistic dentist treats?
Holistic dentists can treat the same conditions as traditional dentists do. Some of the conditions that holistic dentists specialize in include:
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- TMJ disorder
- Tooth alignment
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Metal-Free dentistry
- Removal of amalgam fillings
A holistic dentist may also implement or refer out for other holistic therapies like acupuncture, homeopathy, ozone therapy, and more that benefit the entire body and dental health.
Holistic vs. Biological Dentistry
When looking for a holistic dentist, you may also come across “biological dentistry.” You may be wondering, what is the difference between holistic dentistry and biological dentistry?
The approaches are indeed similar, but biological dentistry follows German Biological Medicine’s philosophy and approach that homeopathic treatment, combined with better nutrition and other measures, can help the body detoxify and return to a state of health. Biological Medicine is much more than just a way to treat disease; it’s also about restoring your body’s natural ability for self-healing and wellness.
Both biological and holistic dentists offer a more comprehensive range of treatment options, from minimally invasive treatments to advanced technology. They focus on functional modalities and clean materials that integrate with the body.
Holistic Dental Technology
At the Holistic Dental Center, we use the latest dental technology in our office. This includes soft and hard tissue dental lasers, 3D dental scanners, digital X-rays, ozone therapy, and much more.
Here are some of the advanced technologies we use at Holistic Dental Center of New Jersey.
The LANAP laser is a new treatment for gum disease that uses lasers to vaporize the bacteria causing the disease. It is a gentle, painless treatment that does not require cutting or suturing.
Digital X-Rays (90% less Radiation)
Our digital X-rays reduce radiation exposure compared to traditional x-rays by up to 90%, but they also allow us to see your teeth and gums in great detail. This helps us diagnose problems early and provide you with the best possible treatment.
NuCalm is a unique, drug-free therapy that uses neuroscience to relax your entire body and mind. It is an excellent choice for people who are anxious about dental treatment or have a fear of needles.
Interactive Meridian Tooth Chart
The interactive meridian tooth chart is a new technology that allows us to see the energetic health of your teeth. This helps us diagnose problems with your teeth and gums and educate you on how they affect the body.
Ozone therapy is a non-invasive, natural treatment that uses a charged form of oxygen to disinfect the teeth and gums. It improves blood flow, stimulates natural immune defenses, and facilitates healing after procedures like periodontal treatment.
PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin)
PRF is a safe and effective way to help your body heal faster. It’s made from small samples of the patient’s blood taken during surgery, which create a membrane that can be placed on the surgical site to stimulate bone and soft-tissue growth. The platelets release growth factors to promote healing and regeneration.
We offer an IV infusion that will help optimize recovery and healing. Prior to, during, and after a dental procedure, an infusion of anti-inflammatory vitamins are administered intravenously to aid in recovery and healing.
Holistic Dentists Focus on Your Overall Health and Oral Health
If you are searching for a holistic dental office in New Jersey, the Holistic Dental Center of New Jersey is the place for you. Our holistic dentist focuses on your oral and overall health. We use advanced technology and only biocompatible and non-toxic materials in our treatments. We provide personalized care for each patient based on their unique needs.
Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with a holistic dentist.