A holistic dentist practices with the understanding of the intimate connection between the mouth and the rest of the body. The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body; poor oral health leads ultimately to poor physical health. Infection in the teeth, gums, and bone can cause disease and disorder in the rest of the body. Dr. Holinbeck understands this correlation well, so she practices dentistry with the entire body in mind. She also practices biologically, meaning she is careful to complete treatment in the least toxic way possible—this can sometimes mean avoiding metals, ordering material compatibility testing, using ozone/oxygen therapy, and following IAOMT protocols for safe amalgam removal just to name a few modalities.
Because any microbial infection in the mouth can easily enter the bloodstream, it is critical to be diligent about treating, and more importantly, preventing oral infections. When we can prevent oral issues caused by infection and or toxic materials, we decrease the risk of systemic disease (heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, etc), which means you can enjoy a better quality of life, potentially live a longer life, and keep from spending lots of money on dental and medical treatments.
Anyone who would like a more total-body approach would enjoy what Bionica Dental Wellness has to offer. If there are issues, Dr. Holinbeck will not only explain how we can correct these in the least invasive way possible but she’s passionate about discussing ways to prevent further issues in the future. This goes beyond just telling you to brush and floss; this involves emphasizing proper nutrition, smoking cessation, modification of alcohol consumption, monitoring oral pH, exploring material biocompatibility and connecting you to the appropriate practitioner in our network of like-minded providers. This is what we mean by a total-body approach.
To learn more about the advantages of holistic dentistry and what it could do for you, contact us today.