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.

Holistic dental services from Dentists in Melbourne

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.

If you are looking for quality holistic dental care in the Melbourne area, call Smile in Style at 03 8400 4104 (Moonee Ponds) or 03 8001 6021 (Sunbury) and schedule an appointment today.

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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.