Why You Should Choose a Biological Dentist

All About Biological or Holistic Dentistry
The number one concern of a biological dentist is the well being of each patient. A good biological dentist will see health as a state of vigor, of wholeness, not just the absence of illness.

Although a dentist can neither diagnose nor treat medical conditions, it is essential that you find a dentist who is aware of the relationship between dental health and your health in general and who can be an effective part of your team of health care providers.

That’s why it is so important to seek out a competent biological dentist.

Maximizing Oral Health and Wellness

To maximize oral health and overall health issues – such as nutritional support, detoxification, the structural alignment of the jaw and TMJ prevention – diet and lifestyle changes may be addressed.

There is a heavy emphasis on educating patients about the best preventative care methods available.

Biological dentists are also at the forefront of developing new equipment and techniques to improve patient comfort and safety during corrective and restorative treatments, including new bio-compatible and longer lasting dental materials.

A Biological dentist will address long-term health issues by recommending the removal of toxic dental materials such as mercury amalgam fillings and by working to eliminate chronic infections in the mouth.

These chronic infections can include cavitations in the jaw-bone and infections from prior root canal procedures.

When dealing with any oral health need, a good biological dentist will choose the least invasive and most effective treatment available, working to avoid any unnecessary structural changes in the mouth that could cause future complications.

Linking Oral Health to Illness and Longevity

Medical science is beginning to learn that, while the eyes may be the windows to the soul, your mouth is truly the doorway to the health of your body.

Add Years to Your Life or Lose Them

How would you like to add thirty healthy years to your life?

How about increasing your energy level and decreasing your stress or enhancing your pleasure?

Research is showing us that these things are now possible by taking better care of your oral health. Unfortunately, research is also showing us that you may be risking your health and developing serious illnesses if you are not taking good care of your teeth and gums.

Each year, the medical research community continues to collect evidence of the deadly effects of improper and incomplete care for your teeth and gums.

In the field of biological dentistry, also called health-centered or holistic dentistry, there are thousands of reports, and solid research, of physical and emotional ailments being relieved through proper treatment.

It may be surprising to discover how many ailments can be relieved, in whole or in part, through biological dentistry – and that these ailments seem totally unrelated to the mouth!

Illnesses Impacted by Poor Oral Health and Toxic Materials
Heart Disease Acne Inability to think clearly
Alzheimer’s Chronic fatigue Numbness
Chronic sinus infection Muscle Atrophy Light sensitivity
Asthma Infections Chronic muscle pain
Allergies Depression Headaches
Migraine Headaches Colitis Chemical sensitivities
Arthritis Hair loss Weakened immune system
The list goes on and on….

Oral Health and Disease

After more than 40 years of research and observation, Dr. Reinhard (a well-known German physician) reported that almost 80% of all illness are related to problems in the mouth.

Other researchers have established conclusive links between poor oral health, toxic dental materialsand diseases such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease and more.

You see, the human body is a complex network of interrelated systems. Poor health in any one of these systems will be reflected throughout the whole network of systems.

So, while it may not be literally true that illness in the mouth will always cause illness in other parts of the body, the mouth, gums and the teeth will contribute to and reflect the health of your entire body.

The Benefits of Choosing A Biological Dentist

  • Improved oral health and comfort
  • Improved level of overall health and wellness
  • Reduced dental anxiety through earned trust and comfortable treatments
  • Avoid costly and painful corrective treatments caused by poor oral healthcare
  • Avoid serious illnesses, like heart disease, caused by poor oral healthcare
  • Save money by dealing with small problems now instead of big ones later

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing A Dentist

Is your dentist gentle and caring?
Your mouth is a tender and private place. You need to know that you and your family are being treated with all the gentleness and compassion you deserve.
Is your dentist concerned about your comfort?
Biological dentistry is practically pain free. But does your dentists offer you refreshments when you arrive? How about hot towels, a toothbrush and mouthwash so you can freshen up before your treatment? How about a warm blanket to keep you cozy? It’s all the little things your dentist does that show you how much he cares about your comfort.
Does your dentist take time to educate you about your dental health and involve you in your diagnosis and treatment?
In ancient times, the physician was a teacher first, a doctor second. Does your dentist and the dental staff go out of their way to educate you about how you can benefit from modern dentistry? Do they answer your questions and offer you written, video and audio materials to help your understanding?
Does your dentist focus on prevention over symptom treatment and place service above profit?
Emergency dentistry and restorative procedures are attempts to fix what is broken. The procedures are more costly to you and more profitable to the dentist. You want to find a dentist that is willing to help you fix what needs to be fixed, but whose real investment is helping you prevent future problems.
Is your dentist concerned about saving you money?
Does your dentist offer you optional treatments and explain the costs and benefits in order to help you make informed decisions? Does he offer reduced fees for cash payments? Does he explain to you that dental insurance coverage is only good for average care and that average care, over time, will likely cost you more in time, money and agony in the future?
Does your dentist use the best of leading-edge procedures and equipment?
Does your dentist use high-resolution cameras to guide you through the examination and treatment so you can see exactly what he is seeing? How about air-abrasion, the new drill free dentistry? Does he offer you the newest and the safest dental materials to help you avoid the possible dangers of mercury/silver fillings?
Does your dentist have a passion for good dentistry?
Does your dentist really love doing dentistry? When it comes to your teeth and your health is he a bit of a perfectionist? Is he obsessed with discovering and mastering the latest techniques, information and skills for superior dentistry?
Is your time important to the dentist?
Does your dentist cram too many appointments into short time slots? Is the waiting room always full? If patients are backed up due to an emergency, does he offer you a small token of apology, such as free Blockbuster movie rental vouchers?
Will your dentist treat your whole family?
Is the dental team as good with your kids and your spouse as they are with you? Will your dentist make room in the schedule for your whole family so you don’t have to make multiple appointments on different days?
Is the dental team warm and friendly and is the office full of laughter and smiles?
Do you feel welcome in the office or are you just another patient? Is the office a casual and comfortable place to be or does it feel stiff and unfriendly?

If you want a dentist who scores ten out of ten every time, contact us at the Institute for Biological Dentistry.