Focus on Holistic Dentistry: How Well Do You Know Your Teeth?

holistic dentistryYour teeth do more than just bite and chew your food. In fact, your teeth are incredibly important to your appearance and the health of your body. However, there are plenty of misnomers about teeth. Your holistic dentistry practice is prepared to clear them up. Here are just some of the truths you need to know about your dental health.

True or false? Just because your smile is white, that doesn’t mean it’s healthy.

True. You may brush and floss daily, and that’s essential to good oral health, but at-home care is not the only thing your teeth need. A healthy smile should be examined at your Fort Lauderdale holistic dentistry office every six months.

During these visits, your holistic dental hygienist will give you a thorough cleaning, while your holistic dentist will examine your teeth, gums, bite, and more. X-rays will show if there are problems lurking under the gums. These regular appointments ensure that any small problems are addressed before they have time to become big problems.

True or false? Your DNA plays a big role in your oral health.

True. Everyone is different. If a restorative dentistry solution works for one person, it may not work for another. Being able to tailor holistic dentistry services to each patient begins with biocompatibility testing. This kind of testing allows your dentist to predict which dental procedures will be most successful for you and your oral health.

Biocompatibility results also provide insight into your overall health and wellness, something in which your holistic dentist is very invested.

True or false? Your teeth are beyond repair.

False. You may think your teeth and gums can never be painless and healthy again, but the truth is that they can. Your holistic dentist has seen it all, so don’t fear revealing the state of your smile. The only reaction you will get from your dentist is the determination to set your oral health to rights.

You may require restorative dentistry before you can have any cosmetic dentistry completed but, at the end of the day, your Fort Lauderdale dentist will develop a treatment plan that gives you a functional, strong, long-lasting, beautiful smile.

True or false? A few missing teeth aren’t a big deal, especially if they’re molars.

If you are missing teeth because they became loose and fell out, that’s not a good thing. The lost teeth are an indication of gum disease, and if you’ve already lost some teeth, others are not far behind. Your teeth help you speak, keep your jawbone stimulated, and allow your face to maintain its shape.

Missing teeth are easily repaired, once the foundation of your smile is healthy. Dental implants or zirconium dental implants can be put in place. These restorations hold a prosthetic tooth that mimics your natural teeth in color, shape, and size. Dental implants make your smile whole again, and support your face shape, ensuring that your face doesn’t age any sooner than it should.

Don’t allow fear of the dentist or embarrassment about the state of your smile to keep you from maintaining your oral health. Make your appointment with holistic dentist Dr. Yolanda Cintron at the International Center for Dental Excellence in Fort Lauderdale.