Holistic dentistry and why it is your best friend for all things dental

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Nov 29, 2015

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Dental procedures are supposed to ensure health of your gums and teeth. However, there is something called holistic dentistry that can ensure overall health. Here is how it is the best thing for your dental health.
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    Holistic is better than traditional

    Holistic dentistry, as the name suggests, focuses on overall health while usually dentistry only focuses only on the teeth and gums. While studies have concluded links between gum disease and heart health, diabetes and pregnancies, almost all dentists believe that mouth plays a crucial role in the overall health of a person, but only holistic dentistry addresses it correctly.

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    Holistic treatment is very effective

    Holistic dentistry has been effective in not only improving oral health but several patients have experienced improvement in overall health after treatment for oral problems. In holistic dentistry, people often get to know about hidden underlying conditions that may have somehow caused or promoted oral problems.

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    Cerec restorations are better than conventional filling

    Holistic dentists perform cerec restorations, which gives much better results in terms of strength, aesthetics and conservation of healthy tooth structure. In addition, the best part about holistic cerec restoration is that it can be done in one visit.

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    No toxic materials

    Holistic dentistry uses safe composite materials in restorative dental procedures instead of toxic materials. Normal dentistry procedures use chemicals that can have harmful side-effects associated with them. For example, a silver amalgam filling is made up of as much as 50 percent mercury, a toxic chemical.

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    Reversing harm done from past treatments

    Holistic dentistry helps in safely and effectively removing old amalgam fillings, which may contain toxic mercury and replacing them with a natural yet equally effective, safer filling. Image Source: Getty

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