|Safe Amalgam Removal
|Nutrition and Homeopathy
|Meridian Tooth Chart
|Microscopic Plaque Analysis
Integrative medical dentistry is a healing art which supports the relationship of teeth to the rest of the body, treating a person as a whole. A licensed integrative medical dentist uses elements of conventional dentistry, while giving more consideration to the impact positive oral health can have on the rest of the body.
Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
We are interested and active in protecting our patients, our planet, and our dental team. During amalgam removal, we protect patients with drapes over their bodies, protective surgical caps on their heads, a clean alternative air source, modified removal techniques to minimize exposure, and multiple air filters and purifiers in treatment rooms. Our team wears protective HAZMAT-type masks, eye protection, and non-latex gloves that we change immediately after the mercury fillings have been removed and we have washed our hands with cold water. We also have trapping systems in our office to prevent mercury from being dumped into the public water supply after it’s removed from teeth.
The use of ozone is a hallmark of natural healing in our practice. We produce it using an ozone generator and pure oxygen. Ozone is a powerful anti-microbial agent that kills bacteria, fungi and viruses on contact. It also stimulates our bodies to heal faster and with less pain.
We employ ozone in its gaseous form to inject near symptomatic teeth, sterilize teeth before fillings or crowns and cleansing surgery sites. We also ozonate water to irrigate gums after cleanings. Lastly, we offer ozonated oil to allow the benefits of ozone that is accessible at any time.
Nutrition and Homeopathy
As much as we don’t like to admit it, our modus operandi is a dirty and traumatic one. We grind away toxic mercury fillings, stir up latent infections in jaw bone cavitations and root canal treated teeth and traumatize teeth, gums and bone every time we operate. Your immune system, detox pathways and healing capacity all get a major workout when you come to our office. For this reason, it would be wholly unwise to proceed with a comprehensive treatment plan without the proper nutritional support.
Nutritional Support is crucial to regain and/or maintain vibrant health and well-being. It is our strong desire that each of our patients be fully locked in with a nutritional coach who understands functional medicine and nutrition (MD, DO, DC, NMD, PhD, etc).
With that said, we do our small part to provide critical support during the active treatment phase.
***As a disclaimer, we do not intend to diagnose or treat any non-dental health issues.***
There are four main elements to our nutritional support.
- Mop up toxins and free radicals
- For this we rely heavily on Vitamin C.
- Boost immunity and Fight infection
- More vitamin C
- Silver Hydrosol (commonly called colloidal silver)
- Notasan Notatum
- Doterra On Guard Plus
- Promote healing and regeneration
- DentaMedica pre-surgical multivitamin and mineral complex
- Decrease Pain
- Relief Tone with customized energetic signature
Tooth and Body Energetic Connection
In holistic dentistry we understand that every organ and every part of the body is directly linked to a specific tooth or area of the mouth through the body’s meridians.
Blocks or disturbances to the flow of energy can be created by traumatic dental procedures such as root canals, the use of metal fillings or crowns, as well as jaw bone infections, titanium implants or bonded metal retainers.
Take a closer look at the tooth and body energetic connection with our interactive acupuncture meridian chart.
There is increasing evidence among the holistic medical community, which reports the dramatic disappearance of systemic disease problems following dental treatment or the extraction of a tooth that has an otherwise negative impact on the meridian system. These cases provide evidence that chronic stimulation to a particular tooth can affect a related organ by impeding the flow of energy as it circulates throughout the body.
A holistic dentist’s goal is naturally geared towards helping people improve their personal health and long term well being. Our understanding of how life force energy moves through the human body via meridians in the teeth can have a very positive impact on the lives of our patients – and it is a science we continue to discover and understand on an ever-expanding basis.
Our goal is to work with each patient to determine which restorative material will function best while providing the least burden. Because of each individual’s unique physical, chemical and energetic footprint, there is no single material that is ideal for everyone. That leaves the challenge of determining which material will be best for each role as a substitute for our God-given material.
There are multiple ways to test for compatibility of dental materials. The method that we rely on is EAV or Electro Acupuncture According to Voll. Dawn Ewing, PhD, DIM, states that EAV utilizes
a computerized ohmmeter to measure skin resistance at different acupuncture points on the body. MSA is a needle-free and repeatable way to determine where and to what degree energy is excessive, lacking or blocked.
This method allows us to quickly and accurately assess which materials pose the greatest risk of irritating the immune system.
Other common methods of assessment include blood tests and Applied Kinesiology.
Microscopic Plaque Analysis
Our phase contrast microscope allows us to identify the kind of bacteria in your mouth. This lets us target treatment to specific oral flora, as well as understand its impact on both your oral and systemic health. We can offer customized, natural irrigation solutions that help eliminate the bad bugs and promote healthy oral flora.
A wise person once said, “When it comes to surgery, what we leave behind is as important as what we take away.” With this principle in mind, our surgical protocols have been intentionally refined to target the elimination of energetic and infectious burdens while setting the stage for optimal healing.
Our protocols include…
Medical Clearance for health compromised patients.
Nutritional support before, during and after treatment.
Minimization of trauma with specialized instruments and techniques.
Manual removal of as much infection as possible with curettes, rotary instruments and laser debridement.
Elimination of the Periodontal Ligament after tooth extraction.
Disinfection with antimicrobial irrigants including sodium bicarbonate, silver hydrosol, custom homeopathics and ozone gas.
Grafting with Platelet Rich Fibrin centrifuged from your own blood.
Laser Photobiomodulation to kickstart healing by inducing cellular energy production and reduce pain by calming irritated nerves at the surgical site.
A critical element of the biological dental process is detoxification support for each patient. Best care practice warrants every patient to be working with a health care provider with whom they share beliefs and who is appropriately adept at this service.
There are many ways appropriate detoxification is accomplished including but not limited to nutritional cleanses, IV Drip Therapy, Chelation and Infrared Sauna Therapy.
One important consideration with any detoxifying endeavor is the prospect of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) genetic mutation. While this only affects a small percentage of the overall population, those who have the mutation can be seriously harmed by aggressive detox protocols. We strongly encourage you to bring up the possibility of the mutation with the health care practitioner managing your detoxification.
Because children are people too, we’ve decided to see them as patients 🙂 Two of the most common things we see in children are the need to treat cavities in baby teeth and address airway insufficiency.
When possible, we skip fillings all together and employ the combination of topical silver solution and ozone gas as a pain free and minimally invasive cavity treatment.
We also team up with local myofunctional therapists to properly address tongue and lip ties and correct pediatric sleep breathing issues.
The patients that seek the care of a Biological Dentist are the same people who seek organic and non GMO foods, who believe putting fluoride in public water supplies is ineffective and wrong, and who are concerned about the thimerosal (mercury) used as a preservative in vaccines.
Our patients are the best in the world. We love them. They seek our care because we pay attention to elements and issues that make sense to them. Ultimately, we feel drawn to each other because the things that matter to us, matter to them.