What is Biologic Dentistry?
Biological dentists respect that the mouth is an integral part of the entire body. Dental treatments should impact the rest of the body as little as possible.
Biological dentists use biocompatible materials that will not adversely affect a patient’s immune system. The emphasis is on building health and well being. If there is disease we will look for the underlying cause that may have its origin in the mouth.
Biological, mercury free dentists promote treatments that are safe and effective, with minimal or no side-effects. Dental materials are non-toxic and bio-compatible.
The body’s innate capacity to heal itself (self correct) is utilized by providing appropriate immune system support and neurological support, proper nutrition, and if necessary, by reducing an infectious load.
To understand how oral health may relate to overall health, please view the Interactive Tooth Chart.
In biological dentistry our primary route to your total well-being is your mouth. However good oral health can only be achieved in the presence of good overall health.
In addition to solid home-care dental habits that include proper brushing, flossing, regular cleanings and checkups, optimal health can only be achieved when your body and mind can effectively:
- Sleep, rest and play
- Eliminate wastes and the myriad of toxins now so prolific in our air, water, soils, and foods
- Consume whole, organic, seasonally-available foods, preferably grown locally
- Maintain adequate hydration
- Absorb and assimilate required nutrients
- Engage in regular exercise, activity
- Manage, reduce, alleviate stress
- Return to a natural state of homeostasis, or balance
Biologic dentistry brings a holistic philosophy to the practice of dentistry. As such, it enlists the body, mind and spirit to the care and maintenance of the mouth, the gateway to the whole body. In fact, we can determine a great deal about your general health by examining your mouth. Once we’ve assessed your level of overall health, we utilize natural/alternative treatments and remedies—where possible—and tailor-made protocols to bring your whole body into balance. When your mouth is healthy, you are healthy and vice versa