Holistic Dentistry

Holistic Dentistry

Abby Dental Care in Vernon offers holistic alternatives to traditional dentistry. Your mouth is the gateway to your body, its health is interconnected with all other areas by extent. To better understand how the mouth-body connection and how the condition of your mouth directly affects the body, it helps to understand what can go wrong in the first place. Bacteria that builds up on teeth make gums prone to infection. The immune system moves into attack-mode to fight the infection and the result is your gums becoming red, irritated, and inflamed.

Over time, inflammation and the chemicals it releases eat away at the gums and bone structure that hold teeth in place. The result is severe gum disease, known as periodontitis. But is doesn’t stop there.

Did you know that poor oral hygiene has a direct link to the following systemic diseases?

  • Heart Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Stroke
  • Inflammation
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lung Disease
  • Diabetes

So, what exactly is holistic dentistry?

Although there is no designation of holistic dentistry as a specialty, many dental professionals are starting to incorporate a holistic approach to treating their patients. This means viewing the body as a whole, and realizing the connection of your oral health to your overall health and well-being.

How Abby Dental Provides Modern Dental Practices in Vernon!

Traditional dentistry treats the symptoms in the teeth and gums and attempts to prevent such problems from reoccurring. However, some traditional dental treatments may not be the best in the long term and could cause adverse effects down the road. For example, mercury used in traditional fillings is a toxin and even small amounts are too great a risk to the body. Dentists who practice a holistic approach treat the underlying problems that cause symptoms in the mouth, attempting to eliminate those problems and prevent the symptoms from reoccurring, while ensuring the work done in the mouth does not have an adverse effect on your overall health.

Learn more by visiting the Holistic Dental Association.

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