Trends change from year to year, but one thing is certain for 2018: People want to be healthier and happier. Holistic dentistry is leading the way. Part of the philosophy of holistic dentistry is to use dental procedures to improve overall health. By making your dental health a priority, you can feel better and look better now, and create a brighter future for yourself.
Accepting the Link Between Oral Health and Overall Health
A tenet of holistic dentistry is the belief that oral health is an indicator of overall well-being. In the current tumultuous and unpredictable culture, people are seeking more authentic ways of life. Taking care of yourself will rise to the top of the list – and so will the understanding that your teeth have something to say about how the rest of your body operates.
Holistic dentistry incorporates biocompatibility testing into its practices. These tests provide greater insight into how your system works, offering information about allergies, immune system, and risks of developing diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular problems. Biocompatibility testing also gives your holistic dentist information to determine which cosmetic or restorative dentistry procedures will be most accepted by your body.
Understanding That Your Teeth Can Make You Sick – or Not
There are some conventional dental procedures that can do more harm than good. It may seem like a root canal rids your mouth of infection and saves a compromised tooth. However, the fallout from root canal is a dead tooth living in your mouth. Yes, porcelain crowns cover the tooth in question, helping it to blend with the rest of your smile, but the problem remains.
In this new year, patients will move further away from root canals and trust in holistic dentistry treatments that make your smile healthy and will not make your body sick. When there is an infected tooth, extraction is the smart choice. The problem tooth is eliminated from your system entirely, ensuring that no bacteria or disease are left behind. The space in your mouth is filled with a compatible and permanent zirconium dental implant that looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth.
Ridding Your Smile of the Bad Stuff
Tooth fillings may seem innocuous. You get a cavity, you get a filling, the end. What kind of filling you get, however, makes all the difference. Amalgam fillings – also known as silver fillings – are partially comprised of mercury. Over time, this element leaches into your system, filling your body with toxicity. Removal of amalgam fillings is the right step in holistic oral health – but it is essential that you see a dentist experienced in amalgam removal and all the safety precautions that come with it.
Once the silver fillings are out, they will need to be replaced. Natural-looking, tooth-colored fillings are made of a biocompatible material that is suitable to your immune system according to a blood test that blends in with your tooth enamel and seals a decayed tooth safely and without negative side effects. Non-mercury tooth fillings complete your smile.
If you make any resolutions for the new year, make it a goal to have a healthier smile. Holistic dentist Dr. Yolanda Cintron in Fort Lauderdale is ready to help you achieve optimum oral health and improved well-being. Make your appointment at the International Center for Dental Excellence to begin your journey to excellent oral health with the help of holistic dentistry.