Our entire lives, we have been told about the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth. However, that is usually as far as anyone goes with dental hygiene tips. Did you know that biological dentists have several tips on holistic teeth cleaning? With the holistic approach, you can avoid toxic materials and clean your teeth the right way. 

The Importance of Flossing

Why exactly do we need to floss if we are already brushing our teeth twice a day? While brushing removes plaque and bacteria from the exterior of your teeth, flossing removes food and plaque from in between each tooth. With food particles and plaque sitting in between your teeth, you are more likely to develop periodontal disease. Failing to floss also increases the chance of gingivitis. Gingivitis causes inflammation of the gums, bleeding as well as bad breath. You can brush all you want but if you aren’t flossing after every meal, you will be at a higher risk of tooth decay and infections. 

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Toxic Materials

Did you know that several dental floss materials can be toxic to the body? Teflon dental floss contains polytetrafluoroethylene, which can cause health problems. Nylon and silk floss are also not recommended by holistic dentists. These flosses are also usually covered in a layer of wax. Wax can stick to your teeth, which can hinder your ability to clean them. Holistic dentists recommend unwaxed dental floss that is not made from teflon, nylon or silk. 

Ozone-Infused Oil

The holistic approach to flossing also includes dipping the floss into ozone-infused oils. Ozone not only reduces the chances of bacterial growth but it also neutralizes the acidity of the mouth and saliva. By doing so, you can go a long way in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. 

Holistic Teeth Cleaning

While at-home, holistic dental hygiene is important, regular teeth cleanings from a professional are essential. Holistic teeth cleaning differs from traditional dental cleaning for several reasons. Rather than using normal water during the cleaning, distilled, ozonated water and herbal solutions are used. This facilitates the healing of the teeth and gums and improves the way your immune system fights periodontal disease. 

Holistic dental cleanings for gum disease also aim to be a more comfortable and safe way to clean your teeth. A holistic dentist will use a sterilizing laser that cleans and disinfects teeth and the gum tissue. This kills bacteria without damaging the gums, preventing pathways from forming which allow unwanted microbes to enter the bloodstream. Holistic dentists also use high-frequency sound waves to remove plaque that builds up around and between the teeth.

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Expert Holistic Dentistry

If you haven’t been keeping up with your flossing and are experiencing discomfort, bleeding or bad breath, it is time to come in for a holistic dental cleaning. The key is not to wait. If your teeth or gums are bothering you in any way, you need to come to our office for consultation and treatment. Your health is important to us, and timely treatment will prevent a worsening situation.

Our practice operates in an effort to provide our patients with access to the healthiest, safest dental care possible. At Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky’s Holistic Dental Center, each exam room is fully equipped to carry out all procedures. Dr. Gashinsky treats the cause of the problem – not just the symptoms. He seeks to improve his patient’s quality of life through holistic dental care that respects and honors the body. Make your appointment today for your holistic teeth cleaning and to learn more about how your oral health affects your total health and wellness!