Holistic Dentistry – a less toxic approach to address your teeth, mouth and body as a whole to achieve optimal dental and overall health.
Your Holistic Dentist in Maple
Are you concerned about your overall health and believe that natural products and services are essential to your health? Then holistic dentistry, sometimes referred to as natural, biological, biocompatible, or integrative dentistry, may be the solution for you and your family.
Holistic dentistry, is certainly not a new approach to dental care. The Holistic Dental Association was formed forty years ago (in 1978) by a group of concerned and dedicated dentists interested in developing and sharing health promoting therapies. They encourage a shift from the standard emphasis on dental procedures alone to integrate the attitudes and feelings of the patient to establish health-promoting treatment options.
Now, like you, more and more individuals are accepting greater responsibility for their own health and searching for dental care solutions that don’t just “fix” problems as they arise but instead use a less toxic approach to address your teeth, mouth and body as a whole to achieve optimal dental and overall health.
At U Shine Dental our holistic dentists will treat you in the safest and most natural way possible, with the same successful results as those practicing traditional dentistry.
Using a range of healing traditions coupled with traditional dentistry, that take into account the biocompatibility of materials used for dental procedures such as crowns, fillings, and even fluoride treatments. Treatments are customized to you so that the elements will not adversely affect you, and we will discuss home care, your diet, and your nutrition, to prevent, diagnose, and treat accordingly.
Is Holistic Dentistry right for you?
While dentists everywhere focus on dental health and the treatment of oral disease, a holistic dentist will also focus on your whole body or general health. And holistic dentistry presents itself as a healthy comprehensive health care alternative with the ideal blend of modern dentistry and natural healing methods.
Your lifestyle, even your emotions and behaviour, may have a direct relationship with your oral health. You’re unique, so it is logical to think that you may not respond equally to the same stimuli as other dental patients. That’s why your natural treatments will be different, with personalized attention to take care of you according to your specific needs.
What makes a dental practice holistic?
As holistic dentists we consider the biocompatibility of materials used for dental procedures such as crowns, fillings, and even fluoride treatments. Treatments are customized for you to eliminate adverse affects and include discussions surrounding home care, diet, and nutrition to prevent, diagnose, and treat accordingly.
U Shine Dental offers a personalized nutritional program designed to help provide your body with vital ingredients and nutrients to help alleviate some of the following dental issues:
- Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling Removal/Toxicity
- Periodontal Disease
- Candidiasis (Thrush)
- TMJ Disorders/Syndrome
- High cavity rates
- Halitosis (Chronic Bad Breath)
- Dental Anxiety, pain relief and infections
- And much more!
What are some of the benefits of holistic or natural dental care?
Holistic dentists aren’t your typical dentists. Holistic dentists focus on your whole health and its relationship with your oral health rather than using quick fixes. Holistic dentists promote health and wellness rather than the treatment of diseases. This leads to many benefits including:
Use of Safe, Healthy Materials
Many materials that have been used by your average dentists over the years are often bad for your health. Silver amalgam fillings for example, contain 50 percent mercury, one of the most toxic substances around. Forman Dental uses alternative solutions that take your health and wellness into consideration.
Fluoride treatments are not healthy for your teeth either. While long believed to cure cavities, recent research shows that fluoride may actually cause health problems such as: Brain damage, arthritis, dementia, bone cancer, muscle disorders, and more. U Shine Dental only use materials that are free of toxins and adopt treatments that won’t harm your health.
Treating the Body as a Whole
Instead of just focusing on the smile, as a holistic dental practice U Shine Dental also considers how everything done to the mouth will affect your overall body. Holistic dentists are well-versed in the oral systemic connection, understanding how the bacteria and problems within the mouth can carry through the bloodstream and into the rest of the body, increasing one’s risk for many medical conditions.
When caring for a diabetic patient for example, U Shine Dental will help that patient understand how he or she can manage blood sugar levels best by following best practices for oral hygiene care and a healthy program of diet and exercise.
Using natural or holistic techniques, U Shine Dental can help relieve disorders like chronic fatigue, sinusitis, heart burn, irritable bowel, mood disorders and poor concentration.
Holistic Dentists Rarely Use X-Rays
X-rays can be harmful to your health because of their high radiation exposure. That’s why holistic dentists only use digital X-rays which are approximately 50 percent lower in radiation than traditional dental X-ray machines. As radiation is still present even in the digital X-rays, U Shine Dental use these sparingly.
Does holistic dental care cost more?
The cost for holistic dental care is similar to average dentists for cleaning and office visits. But keep in mind that mercury is inexpensive so the composites used for fillings tend to cost more.
And as mentioned earlier, the cost of repairing a smile after poor oral health care will always remain the same. By maintaining one’s oral health, you can avoid the development of unwanted conditions such as cavities, periodontal disease, and even natural tooth loss, which in turn reduces visits and can actually reduce overall cost.
Is Holistic Dentistry covered by insurance?
Many of the dental treatments offered by U Shine Dental already incorporate holistic practices and are covered by your dental insurance. Full coverage depends on the procedure and your insurance. We’re happy to check your insurance coverage to see what you personally would be covered for.
A holistic approach provides my patients with a more natural way to achieve a great smile while working towards achieving optimal health. Our patients are provided with all relevant information about their mouths and the various natural options available so they can participate in co-diagnosis and explore the different opportunities together.
Dr. Aman Ranu – Holistic Dentist
Dr. Ranu simply loves dentistry. Her career began with a focusing on general and family dentistry. Over time her skills expanded to include Moderate Sedation, Complicated Extractions, Smile Design and Implants. However her passion is the impact of modern diet and systemic diseases on our oral health. Dr. Ranu has gained a deep sense of how our teeth and whole body are connected as an organic unit. She believes oral health is a strong indicator of our overall health. She wants her patients to be proud of their smiles and is here to do whatever it takes to make that possible.
Find out if Holistic Dentistry is for you. Contact Dr. Ranu to discuss your priorities and concerns as well as possible natural treatments.
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