What is Holistic Dentistry?
Holistic dentistry is a form of dental care that focuses on the overall health and well-being of the patient, rather than just addressing specific dental issues. This approach takes into account the effects of dental treatments on the entire body and emphasizes the use of natural and non-toxic materials. Holistic dentists may also consider the patient's diet, stress levels, and overall lifestyle in their treatment plan. This approach often incorporates alternative therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and homeopathy into dental care.
Who is a Good Candidate for Holistic Dentistry?
Anyone who is interested in maintaining their overall health and wellness through their dental care is a good candidate for holistic dentistry. This includes individuals who are concerned about the use of artificial materials or chemicals in traditional dental treatments and those who are looking for a more natural approach to their oral health. Holistic dentistry is also suitable for individuals with allergies or sensitivities to certain materials, as well as those who are seeking more preventative care to avoid future dental issues.
What are the Benefits of Seeing a Holistic Dentist?
There are several benefits of seeing a holistic dentist:
- Holistic dentistry focuses on the overall health of the patient, rather than just the health of the teeth and mouth. This means that the dentist may consider factors such as diet, stress, and environmental factors when developing treatment plans.
- Holistic dentists often use more natural and biocompatible materials in their treatments, such as ceramic or composite fillings instead of amalgam (mercury) fillings.
- Holistic dentists may use more gentle techniques and avoid the use of harsh chemicals or medications, which can have side effects or contribute to other health issues.
- Holistic dentistry often incorporates alternative and complementary therapies such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, and nutrition into treatment plans.
- Holistic dentists may be more open to discussing and addressing patient concerns and preferences regarding their dental care.
- Holistic dentistry can help improve overall health and well-being by addressing the connection between oral health and overall health.
Are You Ready to Schedule an Appointment?
We invite you to visit Cedar Grove Dental for your dental care needs. Our practice is located in Sedro Woolley, WA and we offer convenient office hours to make it easy for you to schedule appointments.
At Cedar Grove Dental, we take a holistic approach to dentistry, which means we focus on the overall health and well-being of our patients. Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized care to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
Dr. Gaskell is a skilled and experienced dentist. He and the rest of the Cedar Grove Dental team are dedicated to helping you feel comfortable and confident in your dental care. We hope you will consider visiting us at Cedar Grove Dental for your dental needs. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.