Scores of people move into the Oklahoma City area and say they’ve spent years searching for health care providers with a holistic or biological approach. Taking that into consideration, it seems highly unusual at the absolute lack of dental professionals and practices that consider the whole person when they treat the very part of the body where it all begins. Additionally, when asked what the teeth have to do with health and wellness overall, people generally say “they never really think about it” or “they had no idea the two were connected”. Those people that have been searching will tell you differently.
However, if you were to ask an integrative or functional health care professional such as a naturopathic doctor, osteopathic physician, chiropractor or biological dentist, their answer will shed light on a whole new way of understanding your health. They’ll say if you’re experiencing unresolved health problems, your mouth is a great place to look for answers. In the oral cavity, you’ll discover that’s where 80-90% of health problems originate. The interest and desires of these specialists are to keep your entire system healthy as it was created to perform.
To a degree, they refer to the same thing. In dentistry, the term “Biological” or “Biocompatible” typically refers to a practice that accentuates mercury-free and mercury-safe dentistry while at the same time considering the impact of dental conditions, devices and treatments on both oral and systemic health. This includes the biocompatibility of dental materials and techniques. Biological dentistry also gauges heavy metal detoxification, potential risks of topical and systemic fluoride exposure, nutritional foundations, benefits of biological periodontal therapy and the influence of root canal treatments on patient health.
Your oral health conditions can be indicative of multiple health problems: Nutritional deficiencies, microbial infections systemic diseases, immune disorders, injuries and some forms of cancer to name a few. Additionally, we must remember that biocompatibility is essential in that allergies to dental materials can lead to a multitude of both objective and subjective health troubles. These biocompatibility concerns impact millions of people.
Keep in mind, we are not trying to create a new specialty in dentistry, but describing a philosophy to be applied to all aspects of dental practice and health care in general. As the biological dental practice in Tulsa, we always seek the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the roles of modern dentistry and contemporary health care, and to recognize the essential connections between oral health and overall health. Additionally, as an accredited member of IAOMT, we are part of this new future and actively seek to promote cooperation between dentists and other health practitioners so patients can experience a more optimal level of health.
On our website, it states that a better mind and body health begins by treating the whole person. At Origin Dental Wellness, patients receive a personalized evaluation that focuses on quality of life and resolving underlying issues that cause areas of concern in the mouth. We’re not just going to treat the illness; we’re going to treat the person. To do this, we’re going to help you improve your overall health profile and not just treat the pain. By providing you with a more encompassing profile of your nutritional and oral care, we aim to prevent future illnesses throughout your body.
Honestly, not a lot. The Holistic practitioner may adhere to a spiritual component in addition to the science-backed component of interconnected healing, whereas the biological practitioner is more science-based.
In summary, both the Biological and Holistic dentist performs their duties while understanding oral health has an impact on the rest of the body. Both Biological and Holistic dentists believe that prevention is the best cure, that tooth decay is preventable with proper nutrition, and that we should have a healthy degree of skepticism when using all dental materials. Biological and Holistic dentists believe that placing metal and/or other foreign materials in the oral cavity may have unintended consequences.
If this is all making sense to you, please find a specialist that thinks holistically as all of us do. Don’t be surprised at all if the constant discomfort and inflammation in your right knee disappear after you remove the associated infected tooth,. That’s common. Also, don’t be surprised if you were told that discomfort from a particular tooth could be related to your kidneys not functioning properly.
Doesn’t it get you a little excited to realize you can finally get to the root cause of some of those lingering health issues if you were willing to:
The world of Biological dentistry offers individual options when it comes to treating your ailments that are quite possibly originating in the oral cavity. Your overall health is best served by forming a collective approach with your community of holistic specialists who contribute their expertise for the part of the body for which they care. Everyone knows the phrase, “It takes a village”. There is a reason they say that. A team approach is very likely to get you the best results.
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