Holistic dentistry is a practice that aims to treat and prevent oral health problems in ways that are natural and not harmful to the human body. Those who follow this practice understand that everything in the human body is interconnected.
As surprising as it may sound, dentists in the past were trained to fix only the problems in their patients’ mouths, without addressing why the problems occurred, or considering how the materials used to treat one problem could create far more, seemingly unrelated illnesses.
Patients who choose holistic dental clinics understand that this previous way of dental care is not always beneficial. They care about their health and wellbeing and want to be sure that they choose a dentist who cares as well.
Patients come to holistic dental clinics for a multitude of reasons. Some may have a chronic illness and are looking at alternatives to find a solution. Some are very health conscious and want what’s best for their bodies. Others have allergies and sensitivities and require alternatives to traditional treatment plans. Whatever the reason may be, all patients who seek out a holistic dental clinic have one thing in common – they want what is best for their bodies and their overall health.
If that sounds like you, it is likely you would benefit from visiting a dental clinic that offers holistic dentistry. Let’s explore the many ways you can benefit from choosing a holistic dentist.
Treatments Tailored to Your Body
A holistic dentist knows that there are many different things that can affect your oral health and they understand that a treatment that works for one patient may not work for your specific case.
Every single person is incredibly unique with their own experiences, backgrounds, and history. It is simply illogical to think that such a variety of people should have the same approach taken by a dentist or any medical professional to treat illnesses.
Your holistic dentist will take the time to understand your medical history, no matter how long or detailed it may be. They will work to determine the best possible treatment plan for your situation based on your specific needs. This may include modifying certain traditional approaches to accommodate your needs, or using materials that are hypoallergenic in the case of sensitivities.
Rather than using the same solution for each patient, they will actively ask you questions and get your feedback in order to determine your oral health goals. You will have a personalized treatment plan and a dentist who is committed to your overall health and wellbeing.
Holistic dentists have your health as their number one priority, and because of this, they take time to understand what is causing the problems you are experiencing.
Allergies and Sensitivities
Many patients turn to holistic dental care because they have allergies and sensitivities to certain products, treatments, and medications. Some may not even be aware but have become used to the adverse effects of certain products on their bodies.
Unfortunately, many patients find out that they have metal sensitivities or allergies after treatments have been performed. Sometimes, the impact of certain metals on the body can appear as completely unrelated symptoms like chronic inflammation or skin rashes.
At VCCID, we have alternatives to the traditional titanium dental implants, a hypoallergenic type of zirconia, for patients with metal allergies. We also do not use silver amalgam fillings, which are mixed with mercury and can cause adverse long term effects for patients.
Those with allergies would greatly benefit from visiting a holistic dentist. We take an innovative approach to dental treatments and work to find a solution that is specific to your needs and safe for your body. If you think you may be suffering from allergies or sensitivities caused by dental work, we suggest getting an allergy test to determine the cause.
At VCCID, we can safely remove metal fillings or implants that are affecting your body, and replace them with a safe, alternative material.
More Than Just a Dentist
Your holistic dentist will go the extra mile when it comes to your health. You can ask them questions that would not seem like a normal conversation at the dental clinic, such as dietary and exercise-related questions.
Although they are not directly correlated with dentistry, they are important to ask because they give your dentist insight into your general health overall. The vitamins you take, your diet, and even your mental health all play a role in your oral health and your dentist is there for you to ask questions when they come up, to ensure you get the best possible advice. They want the best for you and your health.
They may make suggestions or promote alternatives to negative aspects of your lifestyle such as eating a diet high in sugar, alcohol consumption, or smoking. All of these habits negatively affect your oral health, as well as your physical and mental health and your dentist will have advice and may recommend steps you can take in order to rectify these harmful habits.
Proactive Care and Prevention
Rather than simply treating problems as they come up, a holistic dentist will take an active approach to help you prevent them in the future.
Whether this is using biocompatible materials that prevent symptoms of allergies or sensitivity or removing harmful, mercury-filled fillings, your dentist will work to improve your health and prevent dental emergencies.
We guide patients and equip them with the information they need to live a healthy lifestyle, which in turn, promotes dental health and general well being. Our patients feel empowered and more in control of their health after meeting with our holistic dentists. There are so many benefits to visiting a holistic dentist, and it all starts with a consultation.
Visit VCCID for Holistic Dentistry
VCCID uses only biocompatible materials, we are completely mercury-free, and we provide alternatives to titanium dental implants for those with sensitivities to metal.
We offer fluoride treatments and use radiographs instead of x-rays, which emit 90% less radiation. We also provide professional advice when it comes to nutrition to help control cavities and vitamin deficiencies for our patients.
Our clinic’s values are rooted in holistic dental care and we aim to treat more than just your teeth. Located in Burnaby, Metrotown, VCCID has helped thousands of patients with clean, holistic treatments. Schedule a consultation or call 604-434-0248 for a meeting with Dr. Balogh and his team of professionals and experience the difference holistic dental care can make.