Advantages of a holistic dentist in Palm Beach Gardens
If you’re looking for a new dentist, you’ll notice there’s no shortage of options. An internet search for the Palm Beach Gardens area will uncover plenty of dentists who specialize in dentistry for children, seniors, and families. There are those who focus on restorative or general care, cosmetic dentistry, or holistic dentistry. While many patients understand the focuses on different age groups or on cosmetic dentistry, the term “holistic” may be new. Simply stated, a holistic dentist believes in the connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy body and works to ensure that his patients achieve great care for both.
Traditional and holistic dentistry differences
Holistic and traditional dentists approach dental issues from different angles. While a traditional dentist is focused on fixing the problem, such as a toothache, a holistic dentist attempts to determine if the sore tooth could be affecting the health of the body or if something in the patient’s diet, lifestyle, or health is affecting the mouth. A traditional dentist will fix the tooth by removing the decay, filling the cavity, and stopping the pain. A holistic dentist will also fix the tooth but will take a broader approach to determine if the problem is recurring and if so, why. It could be that a nutritional or medical issue is leading to problems in the mouth and a holistic dentist will look for those connections.
In addition to looking at overall wellness, a holistic dentist is committed to using the safest materials available in dental treatments. In the example of the cavity above, a holistic dentist will use mercury-free materials to fill the cavity, ensuring that only safe materials enter your body. Furthermore, holistic dentistry also only prescribes treatments or procedures that are completely necessary and opting for the least invasive treatment method that will achieve the best results.
Pure Dental Care believe in treating the entire patient, not just his or her oral health care issues. At their practice, patients are treated as individuals with customized dental care in a safe and comforting environment. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call Pure Dental Care today.
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