San Antonio TX, Leader in Holistic Dentistry

Holistic dentistry, sometimes called biological dentistry, is an approach to dental care that considers the individual’s overall health, including physical and emotional health. Rather than simply treating dental issues, holistic dentistry focuses on the patient‘s total health.

This bio-connective approach to dental care focuses on non-invasive alternatives to most dental treatments. At Orbis Dental Group, we understand the connection between our patients’ teeth, gums, jaw, and the rest of their bodies. We use biocompatible dental materials that are non-reactive, minimizing the chances of an adverse reaction to materials used in your treatment.

Holistic Dentistry’s Approach to Patient Care

Holistic dentistry approaches patient dental care as part of an overall approach to health and wellness. We move beyond traditional dental exams and treatment methods to provide care that integrates all aspects of wellness, including your emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Each patient’s treatment plan is tailored to the individual and focuses on an integrative approach that minimizes invasive procedures and provides options with a “whole health” perspective.

Holistic dental care takes into consideration every aspect of the patient’s health. This is particularly important for patients with systemic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and immune disorders that can be negatively impacted by poor oral health.


What is the Difference Between a Holistic Dentist and a Traditional Dentist?

Both traditional and holistic dentists have a degree in dentistry after eight years of college and dental school. Both are board certified and recognized as Doctors of Dental Medicine or Dental Surgery. A holistic dentist has additional training in alternative dental care and non-invasive treatments.


Holistic dental care focuses on maintaining oral health and preserving teeth through prevention whenever possible. Using fluoride, mercury fillings, and other potentially toxic materials is discouraged in holistic dentistry, as they are generally unnecessary and can be detrimental to your health. However, this does not mean neglecting treatments such as crownsdenturesveneers, and extractions when needed. But our work doesn’t stop with these traditional treatments; we also offer specialized treatments such as ceramic implantslaser dentistry, and bite evaluations.

Is Holistic Dentistry Right for You?

If you prefer a less invasive, more rounded approach to your dental care and understand the link between good oral health and overall health, a holistic dentist may be a good fit for you and your family. Many of us worry about the endless contaminants in our environment and how they negatively affect us. Our biocompatibility testing and minimalist approach to treatments appeal to those who want to participate fully in their own care. They appreciate a hands-on, natural treatment option to more traditional dental techniques that consider the total health picture rather than isolated care for their teeth and gums.


Do Holistic Dentists Use Anesthesia?

Yes. In keeping with our holistic approach to dental care, we understand that dental anxiety or nervousness about a procedure can impact your care. We offer several anesthesia options, including nitrous oxide, oral, and IV sedation. We also recommend our patients practice relaxation techniques such as controlled breathing and music to minimize the need for medication. You are monitored at all times when sedated to ensure your health and safety.


What are the Benefits of Holistic Dentistry?

  • Patients are educated about and fully engaged in their dental care
  • Holistic or biological dentistry looks at your overall health, not just your dental needs
  • Each patient’s treatment plan is customized
  • Treatments are minimally invasive
  • Patient follow-up and support after treatment
  • Only biocompatible and non-toxic materials are used
  • We focus on prevention and treating root causes rather than masking symptoms.
  • Health, function, and appearance are all addressed in treatment plans
  • Advanced technology decreases the need for x-ray exposure
  • Natural pain relievers are safe alternatives to prescription medications and opioids

Please contact Orbis Dental at (210) 496-1919 to schedule a consultation with our holistic dentist to learn more about our whole-health approach to dental care.

Are You Ready For a Holistic Dentistry Approach?

Contact us today to schedule your appointment or if you have any questions; we are here to help!

Call us: (210) 496-1919