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Holistic Dentist
Palo Alto, CA

Image of a family smiling after their holistic dentistry treatment at Palo Alto Oral Health.Holistic dentistry is an alternative to conventional dental care. It is a form of complementary medicine which focuses on natural remedies. Holistic dentistry takes into account the impact of oral health on the entire body. Therefore, holistic treatments for oral health issues focus on all health aspects, such as physical, emotional and spiritual health. Holistic dentistry is also referred to as natural, biological, alternative, or preventive dentistry.

Holistic vs. Traditional Dentistry

Holistic dentists may use some traditional techniques, but their practices diverge from standard dentistry in several ways. Below are some key differences between the two.

Holistic Dentistry Philosophy

Traditional dentistry mainly concentrates on dental health. It involves diagnosing and treating issues that affect the teeth, gums, jaws, and head and neck areas. On the other hand, holistic dentistry treats problems by focusing on all aspects of the body. This is derived from the concept that physical, emotional and spiritual health is interconnected.

Holistic Treatments in Palo Alto

Holistic dentistry treatments are different due to its unconventional philosophy. Traditional dentists generally opt for treatments that are proven to be safe and effective, such as brushing, flossing, and dental fillings.

Holistic dentists may use variations of these techniques, but also incorporate therapies such as aromatherapy, Ayurveda, nutrition education, herbology, homeopathy, spiritual healing, electroacupuncture, and hypnosis.

For instance, if you are suffering from gingivitis, a holistic dentist may recommend nutritional therapies and home remedies to cure the ailment. Moreover, holistic dentists steer clear of root canal treatments. They deem it unsafe due to the nature of the procedure and the chemicals used.

Biological Dental Materials

Holistic dentists use “biocompatible” or natural materials to treat oral health issues rather than the substances used by standard dentists.

Before using any material, a holistic dentist is likely to perform a biocompatibility test to determine whether those substances are suitable for your body and immune system. Materials used by holistic dentists are natural, such as herbal tooth powder, Neem toothpaste and composite fillings.

Traditional dentists usually encourage use of fluoride in toothpastes and in the form of fluoridated water. Holistic dentists, on the other hand, are against the use of fluoride and only approve tropical fluoride.

Benefits of Holistic Dentistry

Holistic dentistry is a popular alternative to conventional dentistry, and can prevent oral health issues like mercury and fluoride poisoning, bad breath, tooth decay, and plaque. Here are some benefits of opting for holistic dentistry:
•  Prefers biocompatible tests for dental materials
•  Holistic dentistry prevents harmful impact of previous treatments
•  May ensure overall health
•  Uses non-toxic substances
•  Avoids x-rays
•  Does not recommend fluoride treatments

Risks of Holistic Dentistry

Not much research has been conducted to prove the effectiveness, safety, and long-term benefits of holistic dentistry. Here are some possible risks to be wary of:
•  Not using fluoride may lead to tooth decay
•  You may end up losing an infected tooth instead of having it saved by a root canal
•  Taking prescription drugs along with herbal remedies may cause an adverse reaction
•  No research exists to ensure the safety of holistic dental practices for people with certain chronic illnesses

Holistic dentistry has not been thoroughly studied, and it is not proven to be more effective or safer than traditional dentistry.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are around Palo Alto and ready to learn more about our holistic dentistry, call Palo Alto Oral Health at (650) 321-9693 for your consultation today!

Thank you for trusting us with your oral health. Give us a call at (650) 321-9693 .

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Palo Alto, CA 94306-2548

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