Holistic dentistry is also termed biological dentistry. It is a type of dental practice based on the belief that there is a physiological connection between your dental and general health. Holistic dentistry includes different modalities of treatment procedures such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, ayurveda, herbology, homoeopathy, hypnosis, meditation, and nutrition therapy. These approaches in curing oral conditions will be an adjunct treatment strategy for oral and general illnesses.
Holistic dentistry will optimise your general health
Conditions like gum disease may cause heart problems, cardiovascular disease and diabetes and vice versa based on the evidence that support a link between dental diseases and general diseases. Therefore, it is important to visit a periodontist to check your um health.
Holistic dentists mean improving diet, hygiene, and lifestyle will boost oral health. Therefore, they will evaluate your general symptoms and then search for ways to optimise your oral health and, therefore, your overall health. Holistic dentists gather information about your diet and lifestyle to make necessary modifications. They will educate you on revise your unhealthy diet and lifestyle habits with new healthy ones. A balanced diet with high quality of life will prevent emergence and deterioration of general and oral disease and reduce the risk of developing new conditions.
Holistic dentistry will boost your immune system
Long-term untreated dental infections compromise your immune system increasing the risk of developing new disease conditions. Our body can, to some extent, fight off dental diseases and overall conditions when our immune system functions naturally. Holistic dentistry is a way to stabilise your overall health, utilising the most bio-compatible materials.
Holistic dentistry will identify your diseases in advance and help cure them sooner
Holistic dentists focus on each symptom which may indicate a general health disease inside your mouth and body. So, they can be the first to diagnose any unnoticed disease. They will refer you to your physicians for further health investigations to manage health issues. Thus, holistic dentistry benefits you by recognising adverse health conditions as early as possible.
Holistic dentistry focuses on the causes of the health problems
Unlike most conventional methods, the holistic dentists focus on the initial causes of the health issues before starting any remedial treatment by eradicating the source of the oral and general disease. If they cannot recognise the general health concerns associated with your signs and symptoms, they will refer you to an expert general physician.
Holistic dentistry enhances your self-confidence
Self-esteem and confidence are key factors in maintaining an optimal mental health and quality of life. The holistic dental approach ensures that every single dental treatment modality is undertaken to improve your oral function and appearance in the most natural way.