Posted on 05/16/2017

When you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in or around La Mesa or San Diego, CA, we at Smilehaven Dental Center aim to be your premier choice. One of the many benefits that you’ll get by choosing our La Mesa dental office is that we also perform holistic dentistry. Now, one of the questions that we get asked most often is whether holistic dentists can do the same things that “normal” dentists can do. We’ll be glad to answer that question!

About Holistic Dentists

It’s common for people to be confused by the term “holistic dentistry.” There’s nothing wrong with that, though we’d like to explain a bit more about holistic dentistry. For the most part, holistic dentists utilize the same treatments and techniques that traditional dentists do. If you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry treatments, you don’t have to search for a different dentist – you can find that at a holistic dentist as well. At Smilehaven Dental Center, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive selection of general and cosmetic dental procedures, from dental implants to teeth whitening to veneers and so much more.

So What’s the Difference Between the Two?

The key difference between holistic dentists and other dentists is that holistic dentists take the patient’s entire body into account. While a traditional dentist will simply focus on the mouth and teeth to perform dentistry treatments, a holistic dentist will investigate the entire body’s needs and create a plan that doesn’t just lead to a healthier smile, but an overall better well-being too. Dr. Stephen L. Chan is a licensed personal trainer, nutritionist, and circulation therapist in addition to being a dentist. This means that he’s more than qualified to take care of both your dental problems and your bodily health. Dr. Chan realizes that the mouth isn’t separate from the body – they both belong to the same organism, which means that they need to be treated together as one.

Contact Your La Mesa and San Diego Holistic and Cosmetic Dentist!

If you have any further questions about our holistic dentistry, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you’re interested in dental implants, teeth whitening, veneers, or any of our other cosmetic dentistry treatments, we hope you’ll give us a call at (619) 464-2801 or fill out our online appointment request form. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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