Dental FAQs

What is holistic dentistry?

Holistic Dentistry is an approach to Dentistry that promotes health and wellness instead of the treatment of disease. This approach to Dentistry encompasses both modern science and knowledge drawn from the world’s great traditions on natural healing…Holistic Dentistry lays out the following basic principles

  • Proper nutrition for the prevention and reversal of degenerative dental disease
  • Avoidance and elimination of toxins from dental materials
  • Prevention and treatment of dental malocclusion (bite problems=physical imbalance)
  • Prevention and treatment of gum disease at its biological basis

What happens at my first visit?

Standard procedures, state law, and common sense dictate that a visual exam of a new patient and current x-rays occur before a cleaning is performed. We try to get to know you and to become familiar with your dental past experience, and your present needs and desires. We discuss the cause of gum disease and dental decay. We also discuss preventive measures that can improve your dental health. We complete a dental examination that includes soft tissue exam (oral cancer screening), look at the teeth noting anything wrong with existing restorations or the teeth themselves, evaluate the TMJ, gum tissues and x-rays when needed. We put this information together and decide on needed treatment.

Do I have to have x-rays?

The standard of care of dentistry recommends that radiographs in low caries risk patients be taken a minimum of once every 36 months. Our office has a technological device that is an alternative to dental radiographs, but may not eliminate the need for them. Our practice uses the lowest radiation X-ray device on the market, 1/5 of typical digital x-rays, so any necessary radiographs are the lowest possible dosage of radiation that technology allows. In addition, our office provides additional shielding to patients and staff who need dental radiographs.

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