How Holistic Dentistry can lead to healthy smiles

If you are unfamiliar with holistic dentistry, you might be wondering if it’s right for you. The answer is, “Yes!” Regardless of your age, health, or current dental problems; everyone is an ideal candidate for holistic dentistry. It is not a specific dental treatment, procedure, or technique. It is a different approach to healthcare, beyond just teeth, even beyond just physical health, to overall wellness and quality of life.

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Personalised dentistry

At Smile in Style, our practice is about you. We know that your oral health concerns and goals are unique, and require customised treatment to achieve optimal results. However, our concern extends beyond oral health. We consider your whole health, any diseases or medications that may affect, or be affected by, oral health, as well as nutrition, lifestyle, and many other factors. Additionally, we consider your wellbeing beyond just physical health. Our office is designed to be comfortable and inviting, and we use especially gentle techniques to take the stress out of dentistry. We also work with your schedule and budget, to ensure that your fabulous smile is not just a dream but becomes a reality.

Healthy choices

Your health and safety is our top priority. Of course, all dentists want to fix tooth decay and gum disease, but the holistic approach is about much more than that. We understand that every decision we make, from dental materials to office cleaning supplies, can ultimately affect your wellbeing. In traditional dentistry, amalgam is considered an acceptable filling material. However, it is made of metal, contains about half mercury, may lead to fracturing in the surrounding tooth, and looks unattractive. It also requires extensive preparation, often involving the removal of a significant amount of healthy tooth material. We do not use amalgam or any mercury product in our practice; instead, we opt for biocompatible, tooth-coloured cosmetic filling material. In fact, all of our materials are carefully selected for their biocompatibility and quality.

If you are ready to experience what a difference quality holistic dentistry can make, please call us and schedule a consultation at one of our two convenient Melbourne area offices. You can contact us at 03 8001 6021 (Sunbury) or 03 8400 4104 (Moonee Ponds).

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Throughout our site, you will find valuable information about our services that will help you get to know us better. It is our mission to create beautiful white healthy smiles using the latest technologies. Our experienced Dentists and staff aim for lifelong relationships with our patients, providing relevant dental education and continual care throughout life. Here, you can learn more about the various dental conditions that may develop and the ways in which we treat them.
Some of the services you can expect to find at Smile in Style include: Our goal is to work together with you to achieve your healthiest, most attractive smile, whilst ensuring your comfort and satisfaction.

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.