A Holistic Dental Approach
A holistic dental approach will help you understand how much your dental health is intertwined with your overall health. Old-time dentistry was not about holistic practices. And even today, most dentists view the mouth separately from the rest of the body. They are trained to repair and fix problems without considering adverse side effects.
For instance, mercury amalgam “silver” fillings or fluoride, a known neurotoxin, have both been shown to have adverse effects on our health.
Gum disease is another example, being linked to an ever-growing list of related inflammatory conditions. These include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and some cancers.
Dr. Abeyta and her team practice holistic dental health. They focus on diet and watch for nutritional deficiencies that may be compromising your teeth and gums. They look at a patient’s exercise routine, sleep habits, stress levels, lifestyle, and environmental exposures to toxins.
Holistic dentistry, while providing basic dental care, can eliminate infections, and promote optimal teeth, jaw, head and neck structural relationships. These relationships are vital to support your body in maintaining a strong immune system and structural health.
Some differences between traditional dentistry and holistic dentistry are:
- Use of Composite fillings; no longer using amalgam/mercury fillings
- Consideration of heavy metal issues (electrical and toxic)
- Multi-disciplinary healthcare (whole body)
- Innovative client centered therapy options (nutritional, preventative, exercise)
- TMJ therapy options
- Diagnosis and treatment of restrictive breathing
- Digital imagery instead of traditional x-rays
- Knowing and practicing proper mercury removal
Dentists, such as Dr. Abeyta, are devoted to giving you the information you need to understand both your current health – oral and systemic alike – and how to help you achieve your goal of optimal health.
They look forward to connecting with you. Are there specific oral health issues or holistic dental treatments you’d like to know more about? Click here to watch a video about their holistic practices or contact their office today to make an appointment at (505) 293-7611.