Also known as bio-compatible or natural dentistry, holistic dentistry is an increasingly popular alternative to conventional dental procedures. Holistic dentistry keeps in mind the patient’s overall health and well-being as it relates to their oral health. This includes the elimination of harmful substances that are often used in amalgam fillings, such as mercury and other heavy metals. We also encourage removing fillings that contain these substances, replacing them with composite resin fillings, which are healthier for the body. By avoiding toxic elements, we promote a healthy central nervous system and immune system.
Our Idaho Falls holistic dentistry provides safe, non-invasive procedures for gum disease, because forceful cleaning of the gums can make them bleed, forcing bacteria into the bloodstream. We also provide alternatives to root canals, which can create pockets in the gums where bacteria can thrive, eventually spreading throughout the body. Our Idaho Falls holistic dentistry also provides natural methods of gum cleaning with natural antibacterial agents. These alternative methods of gum cleaning and root canal therapy will decrease the chances of bacteria entering the bloodstream.
At Wellness Biodentistry, we use technology that is safe for both the patient and the environment. We focus on:
- Areas of decay/infection
- The condition of your gums
- Possible health risks
- The presence of toxic substances in your dental implants
- Functional abnormalities such as digestion, TMJ, and sleep apnea
Almost all substances, including microbes and chemicals, enter your body through your mouth, and from there, into your bloodstream. Your oral health relates to your overall health in many different ways. That is why our Idaho Falls holistic dentistry provides such healthy alternatives to conventional dentistry.
Missing teeth can have a huge impact on your chewing and speaking abilities, as well as take away from your appearance. Dental implants are a great solution, however, many conventional dentists use titanium metal implants. Our Idaho Falls holistic dentistry at Wellness Biodentistry uses non-metal implants because they are much more bio-compatible, while still retaining all of the benefits of titanium implants. In fact, Zirconia implants are even stronger and more dense than titanium implants. It’s a win-win!
We also avoid amalgam fillings for the following reasons:
- They’re comprised of about 50% mercury.
- They are non-adhesive and have to be wedged into place, which can create microfractures.
- They expand/contract according to temperature, which can also create microfractures.
- They can discolor your teeth.
Our Idaho Falls holistic dentistry focuses on bio-compatible fillings, which greatly reduces or completely eliminates these problems.
Digital x-rays produce far less radiation than conventional dental x-rays, which is safer both for you and the environment. In fact, digital x-rays are becoming much more commonplace in conventional dental practices because of this. Wellness Biodentistry understands the potential health problems that can come with radiation, so reducing the amount you receive is hugely important to us.
With digital x-rays, you will get:
- Up to 90% less radiation!
- Results in as little as five seconds
- Comfortable digital sensors with rounded corners
- Images that are even higher quality than traditional x-ray images
- Records that can be emailed
- More personal and environmental safety
Our Idaho Falls holistic dentistry is all about reducing risk and increasing health, which is exactly what you get with our digital x-ray technology.
Holistic Dentistry Positively Affects The Whole Body
Your oral health affects the rest of your body in ways you might not even realize, from your ability to eat and speak, to the health of your bloodstream. Not to mention the fact that dental pain can take a huge toll on your ability to perform the tasks that are necessary for a productive and healthy life.
More evidence has been piling up that reveals just how interconnected your oral health and overall health really are. Our teeth are directly connected to our mental, cardiac, and respiratory health. Our oral health has been linked to:
- Heart disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Premature birth
In nature, everything is interconnected, and that goes for your body as well. At Wellness Biodentistry, our Idaho Falls holistic dentistry has eliminated toxicity from our materials, equipment, and procedures, ensuring healthier oral structures and in turn, better overall health for our patients.