Biological dentistry is an innovative and wholesome approach to oral health that emphasizes dental and whole-body health.
Its method involves prevention as well as conservative treatment approaches. It discourages invasive oral surgeries, the use of metal fillings that often contain mercury and other toxins, and side effect-laden medication. Professional biological dentists believe that mouth health and body health are inextricably connected. Therefore, biological dental care combines lifestyle changes and non-pharmaceutical treatments to help prevent the disease from developing or progressing.
Biological dentists further manage less-understood systemic conditions associated with poor oral health. For instance, diabetes has a proven bidirectional relationship with gum disease. According to some studies, there is sufficient evidence showing that treating one condition impacts the other positively.
What Are the Reasons and Benefits of Choosing Biological Dentistry?
Below are the key reasons why you should choose a biological dentist over a conventional dentist.
Biological dentistry treatments are:
- Emphasize wholesome health
- Emphasize prevention
- Offer natural and non-invasive treatments
- Offer biocompatibility testing for dental fillings, crowns, etc.
- Focus on nutritional counseling
Mercury-Free Dental Materials
Dental filling and crown materials contain toxic metals, the most notable being mercury. Popular amalgam, also known as silver fillings, has 50 percent mercury by weight. Mercury toxicity has been associated with undesirable autoimmunity responses, MS, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, miscarriage, MS, and much more. Conventional dentists still use these fillings.
Biological dentistry appreciates that people have bad reactions to mercury, so they avoid using amalgam fillings. Amalgam fillings substitutes include biocompatible cavity fillings such as composite resin, porcelain, dental gold, zirconium, and glass ionomer.
Biological dentistry hardly ever includes the use of fluoride. Studies highlight that fluoride is a neurotoxin when swallowed.
Both chronic and acute fluoride toxicity complications are growing concerns in America. Fluoride exposure during pregnancy increases the risk for ADHD and autism in the child. Additionally, kids living in locations with fluoridated drinking water have decreased IQ scores.
Focus on Prevention
Biological dentists work together with clients to prevent oral health risks and whole-body wellbeing. The dentist identifies risk factors and addresses the problems conservatively rather than reacting to a problem when it occurs.
Least Invasive Dental Surgery
Biological dentists treat oral issues with the most natural remedies and the least invasive surgical processes. Biological dentistry emphasizes detoxification. Dental surgeries can be traumatizing and can lead to unintended side effects.
Biological dentistry often prefers non-traumatic and non-invasive techniques, including the use of lasers and ozone therapy.
Biocompatibility Testing for Dental Materials
An experienced biological dentist often conducts a biocompatibility test for various dental materials. People have a unique chemistry and are simply incompatible with certain dental cavity filling materials. A patient’s immune system attacks the dental materials as it would a foreign body, leading to chronic immune dysfunction. Biological dentistry utilizes muscle response testing, blood tests, and skin allergy testing to measure the toxicology reaction of the material for each patient.
Biological dentists may use ozone therapy, a non-invasive method to rid your mouth of fungi, yeast viruses, and harmful debris.
Ozone can be used to stimulate the immune system as well as disinfect and reduce chronic inflammation.