Holistic dentistry also known as alternative dentistry, unconventional dentistry, biologic dentistry, or biocompatible dentistry is a complementary dentistry and focuses on alternative medicine for dentistry.
Holistic dentistry looks dental problem in context with the whole body & the approach of treatment emphasizes on healing of or taking care of whole body instead of taking care of only the defected tooth or teeth. It is part of the alternative health movement.
Holistic dental practitioner tries to perform the dental treatment with spiritual approach & tries to develop balance between the mother nature, treatment & the products used while treating his/her patient.
The products we use are strongly recommended by the holistic dental community and doesn’t cause spread of toxins in body post treatment like, under holistic dental treatment we never use amalgam filling as it contains mercury and other potentially toxic material.
This approach to dentistry encompasses both modern science and knowledge drawn from the world’s great traditions on natural healing.
Holistic dentistry deals with mind, body & patient’s spirit as a whole and focuses on after care, balance of body fluids & it’s healing properties.
Holistic dentistry follows basic principles:
- Promoting proper nutrition intake among patients for the prevention and reversal of degenerative dental disease
- Excluding and eliminating toxins from dental materials to avoid spreading of toxins post dental treatment
- Prevention and treatment of bite problems with a approach of treating body imbalance
- Every disease has a biological base and if treated in the same way, the treatment will goes a long way in treating any disease and the same thing is followed by the holistic dentist in treating gum disease.
No doubt the holistic dentistry is more expensive than the conventional dentistry but is far more safe and excepted harmoniously by the body with no long term side effects.