Is there something else you should be doing to improve your overall health? Did you know that your mouth is a mirror to your health?
Professional dental cleanings are an essential part of keeping your mouth and overall health in check. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Beata A. Carlson and Associates of Natural & Cosmetic Dentistry in Clearwater, FL, believe that preventing oral health issues is better than treating problems after they arise. They remind their patients that even those adults who brush and floss daily need to schedule a dental visit every three to six months. During this in-office visit, our dental team will provide thorough teeth cleaning and an oral health exam.
Holistic teeth cleaning
Most adults can feel a noticeable difference after their teeth are cleaned by a dental professional. Skilled hygienists can reach areas of the mouth that are challenging or impossible to achieve on your own. Further, with the EMS, AIR-FLOW MASTER technology, the Natural & Cosmetic Dentistry team can make your teeth sparkle using airflow and low-abrasive powders.
At-home care is critical too.
While professional cleanings are essential, it is also critical to follow effective oral care habits at home. Most adult patients understand that they should brush and floss each day, yet many tend to go through the motions instead of taking care to do it right. Patients who practice proper brushing and flossing habits every day to remove harmful bacteria have fewer dental issues than those who don’t.
Patients should also monitor their nutrition. Foods and beverages with high amounts of sugar can harm the enamel and lead to cavities and periodontal disease. On the other hand, foods that contain a high volume of water, such as carrots, celery, and green peppers, are suitable for the health of your mouth and body.
What is holistic dentistry?
The most significant difference in holistic and conventional dentistry is in the way they approach dental issues. A dentist with a traditional approach tends only to address the immediate problem. For example, when a patient has a cavity, the dentist fills it, and the patient is on their way.
A holistic dentist not only fixes the issue but also tries to uncover what is causing the problem and what implications the treatment may have on the body. For example, at Natural & Cosmetic dentistry, we only use safe and biocompatible materials in dental fillings. If cavities are recurring, we work with patients to understand why this is occurring, if the patient is eating a diet high in sugary foods, or if the person isn’t brushing or flossing.
Our commitment to only using safe materials, such as those that are free from mercury and other harmful metals, holistic dentistry, also uses procedures and technology that can help patients have a better and safer dental experience.
At Natural & Cosmetic Dentistry, we follow the SMART protocol by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Dr. Beata A. Carson and Associates are experts at removing silver mercury fillings when patients are worried about the mercury’s toxicity risk and its impact on their health.
At Natural & Cosmetic Dentistry, we help patients find their unique best path to treatment. There is no one-size-fits-all path to wellness or dental care. Dr. Beata A. Carlson and Associates will treat you with the respect and courtesy you deserve. If you have further questions about holistic dentistry, call the Natural & Cosmetic Dentistry office today at 727-888-6523 to schedule.Back to Blog Page