Did you know that your oral health affects the rest of your body?
Likewise, a medical condition can affect the health of your teeth and gums. For example, patients with diabetes are more likely to develop gum disease because of their low resistance to infection.
Our holistic dentists are aware of these types of relationships so you can maintain total body health.
What Is Holistic Dentistry?
Holistic dentistry is a form of dentistry that encompasses a whole-body approach to oral care. Though traditional methods are still used and incorporated, the focus is not only on treating the mouth.
The materials used during procedures are also considered in holistic dentistry. Biocompatible, or natural, materials are favored over more standard substances. For instance, our dentists do not use metal amalgam fillings for teeth with cavities, but instead opt for tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin.
Total Body Health
Ourfocus on protecting the entire health of the patient. This means examining your teeth, gums, and jaws for what could indicate larger problems with your health.
For example, worn tooth enamel could indicate nighttime teeth grinding or an eating disorder. Our holistic dentists act like detectives aiming to see the bigger picture with your health.
Mitigating Risk Factors
Our holistic dentists understand how certain family histories, medical conditions, and lifestyle choices increase your risk for injury and disease. For example, if you smoke you are more susceptible to oral and throat cancers.
Given this information, our holistic dentists would make sure that you have regular oral cancer screenings. This is just one of the many ways our dentists look out for you and your family.
Focus on protecting the entire health of the patient!
Choose Holistic Dental Care
Dr. Adam Piotrowski and Dr. Taylor Cohen utilize holistic dental methods so that you can maintain a beautiful healthy smile. To request an appointment with our holistic dentists in Grand Rapids, MI, call Precision Family Dental at (616) 949-1570.