The Goals of Holistic Dentistry
The goals of holistic dentistry are to support and improve the body’s natural abilities to heal and regenerate. Dr. Abeyta and her team believe that dentistry is health and trust centered. She practices an integrative approach to create a beautiful smile as well as a healthy functioning body.
Traditional Dentistry vs. Holistic Dentistry
Holistic dentistry uses a minimally invasive approach when treating cavities or during other dental procedures. This approach helps maintain as much of the natural tooth as possible which is essential for tooth functionality and strength.
Most traditional dentists still use amalgam fillings. Amalgam is a mixture of metals that may contain mercury and copper. Amalgam or “silver” fillings have been linked to neurological disease, autoimmune and reproductive disorders. Holistic dentists use toxic-free materials that are healthier for the tooth and overall health. In addition, holistic dentists are trained on how to safely remove and dispose of toxic metal fillings.
Holistic dentist’s offices are now equipped with the latest technology such as the Fotona Laser, digital imaging and 3-D printers. Advanced technology like laser therapy assists holistic healing by producing less inflammation, increasing growth, being less invasive and decreasing pain.
Getting To the Root of the Problem
Holistic dentists don’t just “fix your teeth”. For example, if your teeth are being worn down, a traditional dentist may suggest crowns. A holistic dentist will figure out why you are grinding your teeth. What if TMJ is causing the issue? Dental crowns are NOT going to fix your TMJ or tooth grinding. In fact, it could worsen it.
Holistic dentistry promotes the understanding that your dental health is intertwined with your overall body health. Did you know Gum disease has been linked to such things as diabetes, heart disease, premature birth and other seemingly unrelated issues? A big goal for holistic dentists is to keep your immune system strong.
Receive Holistic Dentistry in Albuquerque, NM
If you’re searching for a holistic dentist in Albuquerque, NM Dr. Abeyta can help you with all your dental needs. She offers everything from preventive care to cosmetic and restorative treatments. Contact her office at (505) 293-7611 today to book an appointment.