Holistic Dentistry

Holistic dentistry is also known as biological dentistry. It is a well-rounded philosophy that leads us to provide individual care to every patient. We work closely with GP’s, Naturopaths, Chiropractors and other health care specialists to provide your dental care.

Whole health

Whereas the medical model of care is to use medicine to correct symptoms, alternative holistic care seeks to improve overall health by discovering the reason for disease.


Oral health is an important aspect of whole health. What happens in the mouth will impact the entire body. When the mouth is sick, or filled with toxic material such as mercury, the body can become sick. Our goal is to help you preserve, achieve, and sustain your best oral health and wellbeing.

Dental materials

A large part of holistic dentistry is the materials with which we work. Our practice is not only mercury free, but also mercury safe. Amalgam (mercury) fillings are not a part of our practice. Instead, we construct healthy, strong, beautiful restorations from biocompatible materials such as porcelain, or composite resin. For more information on mercury, read our Mercury Safe and Mercury Free dentistry pages, or contact us for more information. We take your health seriously.

Periodontal disease

The latest scientific research is confirming that periodontal disease, or gum disease, can be directly linked to a number of health conditions. These include diabetes, heart disease, strokes, respiratory disease, cancers, osteoporosis, premature labour, and digestive disorders.

At Smile In Style we look for signs of gum disease at routine preventative care visits. Education is a big part of your dental care at Smile In Style. We will identify areas of concern and educate you on ways that you can improve your gum health. If gum disease is found, our hygienists will treat the condition early. For deeper pockets in gums that don’t heal well following treatment by the hygienist, we recommend treating these areas with the Dental Laser. After Dental Laser treatment, we commonly see an improvement in the degree of pocket depth and a big reduction in the amount of bleeding.


At the back of each side of the jaw is a temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This set of joints allows the jaw to move back and forth, up and down, and from side to side. Due to their extent of use, these joints may become irritated, especially if the bite is misaligned. It is said that nine in ten people have some degree of imbalance in their bite. This imbalance places undue stress on the TMJs, as well as the surrounding muscles and ligaments, which are stretched and pulled to accommodate the joint. TMJ disorders can cause pain in the face, head, neck, and shoulders, as well as cause migraines. The jaw may click or pop, or become limited in its range of motion. We have safe, effective ways to treat TMJ disorder non-invasively.

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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.
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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.