Is Natural Dentistry right for you?
While dentists everywhere focus on dental health and the treatment of oral disease, a Natural dentist will also focus on your whole body or general health. Natural 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. As we are all unique, it very possible our bodies to react different to various stimuli. That's why your natural treatments will be different from others and are given personalized attention to take care of you according to your specific needs.
What makes a dental practice Natural?
As Natural 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.
uShine 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?
Natural dentists aren't your typical dentists. Natural dentists focus on your whole health and its relationship with your oral health rather than using quick fixes. Natural 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. uShine 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. At uShine Dental, our Natural dentists 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 Natural dental practice, uShine Dental also considers how everything done to the mouth will affect your overall body. Natural 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.
For example, when caring for a diabetic patient, our Natural dentists at uShine 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 techniques, uShine's Natural dentists can help relieve disorders like chronic fatigue, sinusitis, heart burn, irritable bowel, mood disorders and poor concentration.
Natural Dentists Rarely Use X-Rays
X-rays can be harmful to your health because of their high radiation exposure. That's why Natural 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, uShine Dental use these sparingly.
Does Natural dental care cost more?
The cost for Natural dental care is similar to average fees of traditional 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 Natural Dentistry covered by insurance?
Many of the dental treatments offered by U Shine Dental already incorporate Natural 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.