Questions to Ask Before Choosing a True Biological Dentist
Yes we only use digital x-rays which are 90% less radiation than conventional x-rays and we offer a supplement to help bind free radicals for your additional safety.
Yes we do
Yes we actually have 2 separators. Dr Gashinsky implemented the technology in this practice 9 years before it was mandated by law in 2009.
Yes we only use vetted composite and porcelain material. We will and never have used mercury for fillings.
Yes, all the doctors here are SMART certified through the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology which indicates they follow very strict protocols in removing mercury fillings to keep you safe from mercury vapor exposure.
We use Clifford testing which tests for over 6,500 different dental materials. It is a blood test and most of our staff are certified phlebotomists so we can easily take a sample and send it for testing for your convenience.
Yes there is, to keep you safe from any reactions the doctor will evaluate what is the priority and will map out a safe sequence for your amalgam removal.
We use eye protection, a body drape, face drape, hair bonnet and nasal coverage for alternate supply of oxygen.
Yes we use a dental dam along with material to seal around the tooth with the mercury filling so that no mercury pieces or vapors get underneath into the mouth.
Copious amounts of cool water are sprayed on the point of contact of the drill along with water from the handpiece.
We use an ionizer, an elephant which is a high volume vacuum and we have a super filtration system throughout the building which filters in fresh air and never circulates the existing air.
Using new burs, we carefully remove the amalgam in chunks to minimize vaporization and tissue contact with mercury.
Yes, we use a combination of supplements to aid in detoxing the mouth during treatment.
All our doctors are SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified through the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology)
Yes we have a large air filtration system that is used during mercury removal.
Yes we use a nasal hood that has oxygen flowing through to assure that you are breathing only clean oxygenated air.
Yes we use an approved amalgameter for our state and we will review the readings with you to plan the amalgam removal sequence.
Yes we use the galvanic readings from the almagameter to decide the starting point. We also have a protocol of when the safest times and sequence to remove the amalgams so we don’t cause any adverse reactions.
Yes and no. Yes because we do not use any artificial fragrances, deodorizers or cleaners but we do use pure essential oils for cleaning and diffusing. Please let use know if you have any specific sensitivities.
Yes we don’t use any metal in any of our restorations. On occasion the doctor may use a high grade titanium implant if a patient’s biocompatibility test recommends this option.
No, because of our concerns of its’ potentially harmful affects, we choose to use alternatives that are considered to be safe and effective.
All our doctors and coordinators use it on a daily basis and many of our patients are amazed at the connections and they physically see improvements when they are addressed.
All our doctors are members of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) and continually take continuing education courses through them. Dr Gashinsky is also a member of the IABDM (International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine) and the Holistic Dental Association. Dr Gashinsky also works with Swiss Bio-Heath in Switzerland to increase his knowledge and application in the science of ceramic (zirconia) implantology.
Yes we offer ozone therapy in its’ three forms; water, oil and gas depending on the procedure and therapies needed.
Depending on the situation we may be able to avoid a root canal all together. If not the doctor will review with you your options using your health history as a guide for their recommendations so you can make an informed decision.
Yes we are strong believers in the use of supplements, natural antibiotic tinctures and homeopathy.
What Makes a Holistic Approach to Dental Care?
Holistic Teeth Cleaning
With a healthier, safer approach to dental cleanings, a holistic dentistry teeth cleaning stands apart from a “regular” teeth cleaning for several reasons. An iodine irrigation system helps prevent the introduction of harmful bacteria into the gums.
Rather than just using “plain” water, we infuse essential oils and ozonate the water, which not only disinfects the area being treated but also allows for an enhanced immune response.
In the dental profession, literally thousands of materials are available to be utilized on our patients. Although all these materials are FDA approved, this in no way means that they will be compatible with the various sensitivities of each and every patient.
To the hypersensitive patient, an adverse reaction to a dental material can be toxic and result in serious health problems. For this reason we utilize Reactivity Testing for all patients we suspect may have material sensitivities to provide us with extensive information about their individual sensitivities so that the least offensive materials can be chosen and used in their treatments.
Ozone is easy to understand when related to the oxygen we breathe because it simply consists of 3 atoms of oxygen rather than the 2 of oxygen that we breathe to survive. And perhaps its greatest characteristic is that it is just as safe as oxygen.
There is a negative misconception that people can have about ozone…
Since the 1950s, fluoride use has been touted as one of the great public health victories in the United States. Public water fluoridation is promoted throughout the country as an important measure to combat tooth decay and fluoride is the only chemical added to water for purposes of medication. But why has 97% of Western Europe chosen fluoride-free water?
Our use of digital X-ray machines means your radiation exposure is decreased by an incredible 90 percent. This makes an important difference to your health and well-being.
Happy patients are our mission! We work very hard to give the best service and results possible. Find out more about what our patients are saying about their treatment at Holistic Dental Center!