Holistic Dentistry in Vernon

Abby Dental Care in Vernon is different than other practices because it also offers holistic dentistry.

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. The word “holistic” refers to the “whole” so holistic dentistry is looking at dental practices and how they are connected to, and can impact your overall health.

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 will try to treat the underlying problems that cause symptoms in the mouth, attempting to eliminate those problems (and, hence, preventing the symptoms from reoccurring) while ensuring the work done in the mouth does not have an adverse effect on your overall health. This is becoming a popular subject of interest for a lot of patients, we found many articles on the background of Holistic Dentistry that are quite informative. You can also learn more by visiting the Holistic Dental Association website.

Amalgam Free

Whatever goes into your mouth will have an effect on your body. That’s why we offer amalgam free composite fillings and perform bio-compatibility testing of the materials we use for our patients.

We think it is important to educate our patients as to how their oral care is connected to their overall health. We also recognize that many factors can contribute to oral health issues such as tooth decay or periodontal diseases, and that is why we work with patients on an individual basis and address issues like allergies, sensitivities, or dietary/nutritional factors that could be impacting their oral health. We often work with alternative health care professionals to attain the least invasive results for oral concerns.

Dr. Blair Broaderip has been practicing holistic dentistry for over 25 years between Vancouver, Kelowna and now Vernon. Patients travel from all over to be treated by him as they believe in his holistic approach. 

At Abby Dental Care in Vernon, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have about our natural approach to dental treatment! Contact us to set up an appointment (250) 542-1404

Other Holistic Dentist Source

Watch an interview with Dr. Dana Colson explaining Holistic Wellness-Based Dentistry in a short 4 minute video below.