11/24/2012

Holistic Dentist in Preston : Beyond regular Dental Health


More and more, health conscious people are turning to natural medicine and holistic dentistry for their dental health care needs. In general, holistic dentists try to treat the underlying cause of disease by using the safest and least toxic forms of dental care possible

Holistic Dentistry is essentially an approach to dental treatment, primarily caring for patient's health and safety from both a conventional as well as an "alternative dental care" point of view. In holistic dentistry, the aim is to find bio-compatible materials to use, in order to reduce the toxicity for everyone, especially the chemically sensitive. For instance Amalgam fillings (mercury Fillings) are avoided in holistic dentistry because of concern about possible toxicity problems.

A holistic dental practice is constructed upon few basic principles;

Never treat when you can prevent or heal instead 
To Place safeguards to protect against exposure to known toxins like mercury
Use non-invasive dental treatments that stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal.


The mouth is the primary connection of the "outside" environment with the "inside" environment, and this makes the mouth a unique and very important place regarding general health and should be viewed and approached in this manner.


The health of our mouth, teeth and gums are a vital and essential aspect of general health, and the existence of disease here can contribute to, or even cause other health problems. This is progressively being recognised by all dentists. For example, it is now known that gum disease can be a significant factor in heart disease. Your gums are the foundation for any dental treatment. A holistic dentist will always try to implement a balanced and progressive program for preserving your gums; therefore visiting the hygienist regularly is the optimum chain in holistic dentistry for your periodontal care.

A typical holistic dentist will:

  • Use treatment techniques that are conservative and minimally invasive … saving valuable tooth structures and diminishing the need for crowns and root canal therapy.
  • Avoid the use of toxic substances such as mercury and  metals 
  •  Restore and repair your teeth with non-toxic, bio-compatible, metal-free dental materials like composite resin, porcelain or zirconia
  • Use low-dose digital x-rays to reduce your radiation exposure to insignificant levels
  • Provide treatments and nutritional advice that stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal … gum disease and tooth decay can be healed
  • Strictly follow “Mercury Safe Protocols” when they remove or replace mercury silver amalgam fillings.

Holistic dentistry is a great choice for people interested in optimum health. If you have a healthy lifestyle, value good health or use holistic medicine in any form, it makes perfect sense that you would seek a holistic dentist for your dental care. Whether you’re ready for replacing your silver fillings or just want your dentist to appreciate your health as much as you do, a holistic dentist is the way to go.

For more information on Holistic Dentistry services please contact your local dentist in Preston at Lane Ends Aesthetic & Implant Centre.  Tel; 01772 - 726932