A Closer Look at Holistic Dentistry

A Closer Look at Holistic Dentistry

Did you know that dental problems like teeth grinding, poor alignment, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction can cause symptoms outside of your mouth, like headaches? 

That’s because your body is a complex and intricately linked system. And just because something starts in your mouth doesn’t mean it will stay there. Similarly, issues going on in other parts of your body can also affect your oral health.

You may have heard of medical doctors taking a holistic approach to your health because of the interconnected nature of your body, health, and well-being. Holistic dentistry follows a similar guiding principle, except it takes your oral health into account, too. 

Our skilled team at Supertooth™ proudly provides holistic dentistry services to enhance your oral health and beyond. Keep reading to see what this type of dental care includes and how you can benefit at their locations in Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and Germantown, Maryland.

How holistic dentistry works

Holistic dentistry shares several similarities with general dentistry, such as addressing any issues affecting your oral hygiene like gum disease and tooth decay. 

Because of this, you may have cleanings, imaging tests, and exams during your appointments. But your visit might also include natural, minimally invasive treatments.

What sets holistic dentistry apart from traditional dental practices is its focus on prevention through healthy nutrition and lifestyle habits. 

To that end, we also provide the tools and education you need to form positive habits that protect against common problems, from cavities and periodontitis to oral health-related medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and heart attack.

This unique approach to prevention also means that the materials we use in holistic dentistry often differ from those you may have seen or heard of. 

For example, we actively take steps to avoid potentially risky materials like mercury, which some dental fillings contain. Mercury exposure has direct links to problems with the brain and kidneys.

Types of holistic dental treatments

Holistic dentistry can also diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions. Common holistic dental treatments include:

We can also provide a whole-health evaluation, including screenings like blood pressure or cholesterol tests.

When to consider holistic dentistry

Holistic dentistry can benefit almost anyone. But you may be an ideal candidate if you’re interested in alternative medicine or want to avoid more invasive treatments like surgery. 

Holistic dental care could also be a good solution if you haven’t had positive or beneficial outcomes from traditional dental treatments.

Are you curious to learn more about holistic dentistry? Call the Supertooth practice nearest to you. Our team is ready to help you improve your oral and overall health.

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