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We provide dental care to promote your well-being
Holistic dentistry is a phrase that many people have not heard of before, but when they learn about what it is, they wonder why all dentists don’t follow these practices! Simply put, holistic dentistry is a philosophy of providing dental treatment that promotes the health and well-being of your whole body, rather than just treating the symptoms in your mouth. For many years, dentists used toxic materials such as mercury and fluoride to quickly and cheaply treat dental issues and conducted invasive procedures that could lead to a whole host of negative side effects and long, painful recovery times.

 
Ozone therapy in dentistry
September 16 is the International Day for the Preservation of the ozone Layer. Ozone, as we know, is the gas present in the atmosphere that absorbs most of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, thereby preventing it from penetrating the earth and causing harm.

This same ozone (O3) has been effectively used in the treatment of a variety of diseases, including in the field of dentistry, for more than a century. Ozone therapy has been seeing an increase in popularity as an alternative form of medical treatment in recent years, as it increases the amount of oxygen in the body, and due to the growing resistance to antibiotics used in traditional medicine.

Ozone has many biological properties that are beneficial to the body including immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. These benefits have opened new vistas in dental science. In fact, ozone therapy has been approved by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology as a biological treatment for many dental problems.

Treatment of cavities, pain and inflammation in TMJ disorders, root canal therapy and periodontal disease are some of the areas in dentistry in which ozone is used.

New technologies have enabled a minimally invasive and more practical approach to dental treatment and ozone therapy has fit right in. It has been found that ozone reduces overall treatment times and eliminates oral bacteria more precisely. The procedure is completely painless, has minimal side effects and is accepted by most patients’ bodies.
Smile Transformation

Make those teeth stronger, get more minerals
Do you know that tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body? Ninety six percent of it is minerals. However, teeth have pores through which minerals can be lost and absorbed. Demineralization of the tooth enamel can cause tooth erosion, and cavities. This happens when the oral environment becomes acidic, usually due to over-consumption of sweet and starchy foods.

Likewise, remineralization (the process of reversing demineralization) through the replacement of minerals can heal teeth, making them stronger. Remineralization is a relatively easy procedure and there are holistic steps that you can take at home. Some of these are:
  • Brush and floss daily to remove plaque that erodes teeth.
  • An alkaline oral environment will balance the acidity. Rinse the mouth with an alkaline mouthwash and eat more alkaline foods. Cut down on the sugary and starchy items, especially processed starch. If you do eat them, rinse your mouth and brush your teeth as soon as you can.
  • Eat more vegetables. They are high alkaline and contain essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Eat a mineral-rich diet, ex. nuts, salmon, legumes, dark leafy greens and whole grains.
  • Saliva is important in the remineralization process, so keep the saliva flowing by staying hydrated.
  • Pick a good toothpaste that doesn’t contain glycerin, as this substance prevents the proper absorption of minerals to teeth by creating a coating over them.
  • Vitamins D, A and K2 aid remineralization, so eat plenty of food containing these nutrients or get supplements.
  • Remove harmful oral bacteria with a tongue scraper.
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