What Is a Holistic Dentist? Why Should You Visit One?

February 20, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — orbisdentgroup @ 7:40 pm
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If you are looking for a new dentist, you have many choices. There are probably dozens of dental offices within a short drive of your home! There are several factors you should consider when you are making your decision. For example, you should think about whether conventional or holistic dental care is best for you. What exactly is a holistic dentist, and how might you benefit from visiting one? This blog post shares some important information.

What Is a Holistic Dentist?

Just like conventional dentists, a holistic dentist (also known as a biological dentist) must complete dental school and stay current with continuing education requirements. The primary difference between holistic and conventional dentists is in their approach to patient care.

  • Conventional dentists focus their efforts primarily on their patients’ oral health and function.
  • Holistic and biological dentists treat oral health issues, but they always do so with an awareness of how any given treatment might affect their patients’ whole-body wellness.

Why Visit a Holistic Dentist?

Many patients choose holistic dentistry because:

  • Holistic dentists always favor the use of biocompatible materials. For example, they recommend the use of non-metal restorations whenever possible, and they never provide silver amalgam fillings (which have a high mercury content). Instead, they offer tooth-colored fillings that tend to work very well within the human body.
  • Holistic dentists invest in top-quality technology. For example, many holistic dentists use a soft tissue laser because it is more precise and less invasive than traditional dental instruments.
  • Holistic dentists care about their patient’s whole-body wellness. Holistic dentists often have extensive knowledge of how nutrition and other lifestyle choices can affect both oral and overall health. They are always happy to provide advice!
  • Holistic dentists are conservative. A biological dentist will not shy away from extensive or invasive treatments if necessary. However, they favor more conservative options whenever circumstances allow.

Choosing a Holistic Dentist

It is important to note that, just like conventional dentists, not all holistic dentists are the same. Carefully consider what you are looking for before you book an appointment. You should also feel free to call a practice and ask questions about their approach to various oral health conditions. With a bit of diligent research, you should be able to find a dentist who respects your opinions and wants to help you enjoy head-to-toe wellness.

Meet the Practice

Drs. Austin Lee, Lea Hachem, and Hal Carlson are proud to provide holistic oral health services to the San Antonio community. We pride ourselves on offering science-backed treatments that provide both immediate and long-term benefits for patients. If you are curious about our approach to patient care, our team would be happy to answer your questions. Contact Orbis Dental Group at 210-496-1919.

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