Why Melbourne area residents are turning to holistic dentists
You work hard to stay healthy. You’re eating better, staying active, and cultivating better habits. You also expect dental care to improve your health and wellbeing. That is why holistic dentists focus on much more than just repairing teeth. Families in the Melbourne area turn to Smile in Style for dental care that is designed to benefit the whole person.
Whole body health
The conventional approach to dentistry is hyper focused on the teeth and mouth, with little concern for the rest of the body. Scientific evidence, as well as common sense tell us that oral health is inseparable from whole health. For example, infection and inflammation in the mouth can lead to systemic disease. Difficulty chewing can negatively impact nutrition and tooth pain can detract from your quality of life. The connection is not one-way. Poor nutrition, compromised immunity, systemic disease, side effects of medications and many other factors have an impact on your oral health. Holistic dentists recognise and understand this connection, and they focus on whole wellness.
How is holistic dentistry different?
- Mercury free and safe – Many people think the terms “mercury free” and “mercury safe” are interchangeable. Actually, they mean very different things. A mercury free dentist does not use products that contain mercury, such as amalgam fillings. A mercury safe dentist uses a special safety protocol to protect the patient and staff from mercury exposure when removing an amalgam filling.
- Biocompatible and nontoxic – We are extremely selective, only using what we believe to be the safest and highest quality materials available. We also understand that each person is unique, and an individual may have an allergy or other adverse reaction to something that is generally safe. Therefore, we take steps to ensure that all materials used in your treatment are compatible with your body.
- Minimally invasive – Our office is equipped with state of the art technology, including advanced dental lasers, for precision diagnostics and treatment. When treating a damaged or decayed tooth, we remove the diseased tissue while preserving the healthy portion. The restoration is biocompatible and designed to fit the tooth.