When most people think about handling gum disease, treating a cavity or even getting their teeth cleaned, they automatically consider visiting a typical dentist and are not looking at how easy it is to manage these conditions naturally. Holistic dentists and holistic dentistry itself, focuses on using such treatments as Bio-compatible materials to treat cavities as well as looking at nutrition to prevent and revert dental disease.
The key component of their practice is to heal their patient through working with their body as a whole and to avoid any unnatural materials being placed into the body. Many typical dental offices use materials that contain mercury, which is typically found in fillings. The key to avoiding this is their belief that these metals, even in little doses, can hurt a person’s overall health and disrupt the natural balance of their body.
They believe that often people who are even just exposed to mercury through eating fish often or having mercury in a filling can develop health issues which often go un-treated. By eliminating these materials from their dental work, they are able to achieve a much more natural outcome for the patient.
Another difference for patients is in how they treat and prevent gum disease. These dentists search for the root of the problem and do a check of the dental plaque in your mouth. This procedure is done in their office, and through the test results, these physicians can determine if there is harmful bacteria in your mouth and decide how to treat it from there.
These dentists will also work with you to create the correct balance of sugary foods, percentage of carbohydrates and vitamin B that you eat as this equilibrium is key to good dental hygiene. They believe that the correct nutrition can help prevent and treat many dental ailments.
Check out the industry standard, The Holistic Dental Network, (http://www.holisticdentalnetwork.com) to use as a great resource for finding a physician that looks to treat your mouth and teeth as part of your whole physical being.
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Guest Post by: Shoshana Davis, a freelance writer for Top Dentists.
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