General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bethesda, MD & Germantown, MD
Did you know that oral health conditions like tooth decay and gum disease significantly increase your risk of problems like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke? That’s why the team at Supertooth™ in Bethesda, Maryland, practices holistic dentistry, treating each patient while considering how oral health is tied to overall health. It’s a unique brand of dental care that considers how to best treat you with the least amount of invasiveness and toxins. To learn more about holistic dentistry and how it works, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Holistic Dentist Q & A
What is holistic dentistry?
Holistic dentistry states that your oral health is closely linked to your overall health. Therefore, for holistic dentistry providers, there are alternative ways to help bolster your oral health outside of traditional dentistry techniques.
The team at Supertooth™ uses holistic dentistry techniques to strengthen traditional oral health care practices, not replace them. The main idea behind holistic dentistry is to make sure that the way your dentist approaches oral health care factors in how specific treatments can affect the rest of your body.
What does holistic dentistry involve?
One of the key elements of holistic dentistry is using health care philosophies that help you prevent and ultimately maintain optimal oral health. An excellent example is your nutrition and other lifestyle habits.
The team at Supertooth™, in adopting a holistic approach to dentistry, may discuss your nutritional habits and offer guidance with the goal of improving your oral hygiene and limiting your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. This type of patient education will also help you limit your risk of certain serious health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Your dentist will also avoid most metal restorations that contain mercury to avoid associated side effects and complications. This is a common practice amongst holistic dentists. In all treatment plans, the team at Supertooth™ will always opt for the least invasive, least traumatic, and least toxic means of completing a procedure.
Why do you practice holistic dentistry?
At Supertooth™, the team believes in treating you holistically because your oral health is linked to your overall health. By not paying attention to how your oral health care is linked to the health of the rest of your body and mind, oral health care providers are doing a disservice to patients.
When the skilled team at Supertooth™ addresses your oral health care needs, rest assured your overall wellbeing and health is always a top priority.
To learn more about holistic dentistry at Supertooth™, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.