Why is Holistic Dentistry in Melbourne becoming so important?

Traditionally, dentistry was viewed as the art of tooth repair. Problems in the mouth were considered isolated and unrelated to the rest of the body. Often, patients were treated much like a machine in a repair shop. Thankfully, that approach is changing – and holistic dentists are leading the way.

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The science of smiles

Today, we have a much better understanding of the human body, including the mouth, and we continue to learn more every day. There is still much to be learned, and certain topics are debated among experts, but one fact has become overwhelmingly clear: The body is a complete system, and its wellness depends on the health of every part. Just imagine a finely tuned clock. If one gear were damaged, the effects would not be confined to that gear. It has been proven that oral disease is linked to a long list of systemic health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, pre-term births, and many more. We also know that anything you or a dentist puts in your mouth has the potential to affect your overall health.

How holistic dentistry is different

You might expect this wealth of new information to revolutionise dental care. That is happening, but industry-wide progress is very gradual, and there is a considerable disagreement among dentists. Some cling to old-school ways, resisting improved materials, delaying the implementation of new technology, and minimizing the importance of the mouth-body connection. Others, particularly holistic dentists, embrace the latest advances in dentistry, opt for the most biocompatible materials available, and focus their practice around overall health and wellbeing.

Holistic dentistry is not about your teeth, it is about you. Your dental care is customised according to your unique needs, health conditions, lifestyle, and goals. We work to help you improve your overall health and quality of life with improved oral health, and a smile you can take pride in. Every material or device we use meets our elevated standards for quality and safety, and every procedure is designed to improve optimal health and functionality.

Smile in Style has two convenient locations in the Melbourne area providing quality, compassionate holistic dentistry for patients of all ages. Call our Sunbury office at 03 8001 6021 or our Moonee Ponds office at 03 8400 4104 and schedule a consultation.

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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.