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Choosing Holistic Dentistry for Greater Well-Being

Tuesday, January 4th 2022 10:00am 10 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Your oral health is a key element to your overall health. This includes the oral microbiome. When the oral microbiome is imbalanced, it can negatively affect your health and increase the risk of disease, inflammation, and other symptoms.

Taking care of your oral health should be a daily endeavor, and holistic dental care is an option over conventional dentistry. This is a holistic approach to dental care that involves addressing lifestyle, nutrition, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health as well. Holistic dentists use toxin-free materials that are safer than other modern-day dental materials.

Let’s take a deeper look at holistic dentistry, the importance of the oral microbiome, issues with conventional dentistry, and the primary strategies that holistic dentists use.

What is holistic dental care?

Holistic dental care is alternative, complementary, and natural dental care. It is sometimes called biological dental care, natural dental care, progressive dental care, alternative dental care, integrative dental care, or biocompatible dental care.

Holistic dentistry approaches oral health from a broad view of your overall health. It considers your entire body and your general health. Your diet, lifestyle, and overall health affects your dental and oral health, and your dental and oral health affects your whole body as well. It has become increasingly popular because of its holistic approach to dental care and the oral microbiome as a part of your overall health.

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