Holistic Dentistry Q & A
Holistic dentistry is an alternative to traditional dental care. It’s a form of complementary and alternative medicine.
In recent years, this type of dentistry has grown in popularity. Many people are attracted to its holistic approach, along with its use of more natural remedies.
Essentially, holistic dentists are general dentists who use holistic techniques. Some may combine these techniques with conventional methods. But overall, their approach to oral care involves alternative treatments.
What is a holistic approach to dentistry?
A holistic approach to dentistry, or integrative dentistry, sees the mouth as an integrated part of the body and considers oral health problems as they relate to total body health. The mouth does not exist in a vacuum. Getting holes in your teeth (cavities) is not normal.
When treatment is necessary, holistic dentistry focuses on biocompatible materials and avoids the use of materials that can be toxic to the body. Furthermore, holistic dentists also limit the use of x-rays to scenarios when they are truly necessary, using alternative decay detection methods whenever possible.