I’ve lost count of the number of people moving to the Tulsa area that have spent years searching for a dentist with a holistic or biological approach. It’s amazing how few dental professionals and practices consider the whole person when they are treating the very part of the body where everything starts. Additionally, if you were to ask most people what their teeth have to do with their overall health and wellness, their response is generally “they never think about it” or “they had no idea the two were connected”. However, if you were to ask an integrative, functional or alternative health care professional such as a chiropractor, naturopathic doctor, osteopathic physician or biological dentist, their answer will bring you to a whole new understanding. They would tell you that if you’re experiencing unresolved health problems, don’t forget to look in your mouth. That’s where 80-90% of health problems originate. The compassion and interest of these specialists are to keep the entire system healthy as it was created to perform.
“Biological” or “Biocompatible” dentistry typically refers to a dental practice that stresses mercury-free and mercury-safe dentistry while also considering the impact of dental conditions, devices and treatments on oral and systemic health, including the biocompatibility of dental materials and techniques. Biological dentistry also assesses heavy metal detoxification, nutrition, risks of topical and systemic fluoride exposure, the benefits of biological periodontal therapy and the influence of root canal treatments on patient health.
Oral health conditions can be indicative of other health problems including nutritional deficiencies, systemic diseases, microbial infections, immune disorders, injuries and some forms of cancer. Also, remember that biocompatibility is especially crucial because allergies to dental materials can result in an array of subjective and objective health complaints and impact millions of people.
We are not attempting to claim a new specialty for dentistry, but to describe a philosophy that can apply to all aspects of dental practice and to 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 promote active cooperation between dentists and other health professionals so that patients can experience a more optimal level of health.
Better mind and body health begin by treating the whole person. At Origin Dental Wellness, patients receive personalized evaluations that focus on quality living and resolving underlying issues that cause problems in the mouth. We treat the person, not just the illness. That means improving your overall health profile and not just treating pain. By providing you with a fuller picture of your nutritional and oral care we aim to prevent future illnesses in your whole body.
Honestly, not much. In addition to the science-backed component of interconnected healing, the Holistic practitioner may adhere to a spiritual component, whereas the biological practitioner is more science-based.
In summary, Biological and Holistic dentists practice dentistry while understanding the teeth and gums have an impact on the rest of the body. Both Biological and Holistic dentists believe that prevention is the best cure, that tooth decay can be prevented with proper nutrition, and that we should use all dental materials with a healthy degree of skepticism. Biological and Holistic dentists believe that placing metal and/or other foreign materials in the teeth and gums may have unintended consequences.
If this makes sense to you, find a specialist that thinks holistically like we do. If the constant discomfort and inflammation in your left elbow disappears after you remove the associated infected tooth, don’t be at all surprised. That’s common. Don’t be surprised if we were to tell you that pain from a particular tooth could be related to your kidneys not functioning properly.
Isn’t it exciting to know you could finally get to the cause of some of those lingering health problems if you’re willing to do the following?:
Biological dentistry offers unique choices for you when it comes to treating illnesses or ailments that may originate from the oral cavity. Your health is best served by using a collective approach with our holistic specialists who provide their expertise for the rest of the body. Ever heard the phrase, “It takes a village”? A team approach will get you the best results.
Watch for ways Origin Dental Wellness, your Biological Dentist in Tulsa partnered with the Holistic Health Alliance of Tulsa can address many of your health concerns.