La Mesa Dentist Focusing On Total Health
Many people have become more concerned and aware with what they put in their bodies and how their decisions affect their health. At Smilehaven Dental Center in San Diego’s La Mesa area, we couldn’t agree more! For patients seeking an approach to dental healthcare that takes the whole person into account, holistic dentistry offers many benefits – and the entire team Smilehaven Dental Center is her to help.
What Is Holistic Dentistry?
Holistic dentistry is a philosophy that guides our practice, emphasizing whole-body health and well-being. Traditional dentists often focus on treating dental disease, which is an important part of any dental practice. However, a holistic dentist takes it a step further by considering how your dental condition, and subsequent treatment, will affect your systemic health over the long term.
We always ask our patients:
- What are the underlying reasons for your personal history of tooth decay or gum disease?
- What materials can we use to restore your teeth that will be the most biocompatible and least toxic?
- What dental procedures might adversely affect your health?
Holistic dentistry also seeks to empower patients with the information they need to make informed decisions about their own healthcare. We want to be your trusted source of dental knowledge and bring you fully into the decision-making process regarding your treatment.
An important component of the holistic dental practice is the avoidance of mercury. We don't use it, and we can safely remove any old amalgam fillings you have and replace them with non-toxic materials. What's more, we can provide testing to determine which filling materials would be most biocompatible for you personally, as different immune systems can react differently to the various restorative materials in use today. It's just one of the many ways we seek to care for the whole you — not just your teeth!
Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment With Us
We’d love to tell you more about holistic dentistry, and show you how we can help improve your oral health. Please contact us at our La Mesa, CA office today, and one of our team members will work with you to schedule an appointment.
We look forward to seeing you soon!