Thursday, July 31, 2008

Holistic Dentistry Comes of Age

By Zach Grillis

With the advent of holistic medicine and natural health in the western world it only makes sense that dentistry profession be a part of it. Rather than focus on one area of a person's body, holistic dentistry is concerned with the patient's overall health. Holistic dentistry is based on the same notion that what affects the mouth affects the body, and vice versa. Our bodies are a system and should be treated that way instead of just a group of parts.

For instance, one point of difference for a holistic dentist may be their treatment of toxic silver mercury fillings. Mercury is known to have long term negative effects on our body. So if someone needs work on a filling, even having it removed and replaced with a safer alternative, a holistic dentist would take precautions to ensure that you are not exposed to any gases emitted during and procedure an that you don't end up swallowing any either. A holistic dentist makes sure the water from his office is filtered of these hazardous waste products before they reach the municipal water system. Continue Reading >>

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