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What is Biological Dentistry?

Posted by admin on Tue, Apr 10, 2012

biological_dentistryWhat does good dental care have to do with good health?

Have you ever considered the two to be connected?

Could your headache or knee pain be related to the condition of your mouth?

According to Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD., a leading integrative doctor, "80% of the chronically ill patients that I see have a major part of their health problems in their mouth."

So, what is Biological Dentistry?

Biological dentistry (sometimes called holistic dentistry) is the integration of dentistry and medicine. National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA biological dentists, along with a growing number of eminent clinicians believe that the mouth is intricately connected to the rest of the body and should be treated accordingly.

Biological dentists are traditionally trained with additional study and training on the impact of dental issues on the systems of the body. Dental therapies should work to enhance the body's natural ability to heal and repair itself. Biological dentists practice mercury free dentistry and use biocompatible materials that will not adversely affect a patient's immune system. The emphasis is on building health and well being.

The holistic approach that a biological dentists uses supports the total health of the patient. Total comprehensive care is offered for adults and children in a mercury-free, caring and environmentally friendly dental center.

The biological dentistry component at NIHA also offers:

  • mercury free fillings
  • the use of bio-compatible dental materials
  • quick, painless laser dentistry for cavities or gum disease
  • non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease
  • the use of purified, bacteria-free water in the entire dental station
  • treatment of the "whole person" and physical, mental, emotional and systemic factors affecting oral health
  • safe removal of mercury fillings to minimize any mercury re-absorbtion into the body
  • treatment of root canals and cavitations (disease in the jaw bone) by non-surgical or surgical methods
  • conscious sedation and other options to calm patients
  • cooperation with the MD's in the best interest of the overall health of the patient

 

Topics: biological dentistry, holistic dentistry