Holistic Dentist vs. Traditional Dentist?

One of the great things about the modern world is that there is no shortage of choice. It doesn’t matter what product or service you need, there will be a choice, you simply have to choose the one that suits you best. The same is true when you’re looking for a dentist, do you opt for a traditional one, or try the services of a good holistic dentistry firm?

The Traditional Dentist

The traditional dentist has been to medical school and obtained a qualification in the art of dentistry, developing skills in treating injuries, diagnosis issues, resolving malformations of the jaw and mouth, creating and fitting implants and other dental prosthetics, and teaching ho to prevent issues from occurring.

That’s a pretty impressive array of skills all designed to help ensure your mouth, and specifically, your teeth, stay as healthy as possible.

A Holistic Dentist

A holistic dentist sometimes referred to as a biological dentist actually conforms to the same standards and qualifications. These are essential in order to be able to practice as a dentist. 

But, as well as knowing everything that a traditional dentist knows, a holistic dentist will have studied the effects of materials and treatments on the overall health of a patient. This means evaluating the materials used to ensure they are safe and considering how they may affect positively, or negatively, the rest of your body.

In effect, the holistic dentist is interested in making and keeping all of you healthy, the traditional dentist is focused on your teeth.

Of course, a traditional dentist will improve the condition of your mouth and teeth, effectively reducing the ability for bacteria to spread from your mouth into your bloodstream. But, these are side-effects of treating your teeth.

The traditional dentist is the right choice if you simply want your teeth fixed. 

However, if you want to have your teeth issues resolved and for the health of the rest of your body to be considered, there really is no choice. A holistic dentist will be looking at your overall health and how they can help improve it while saving your smile.

The Main Difference

There is little doubt that the holistic dentist is focused on you as an individual and how all the different elements of your body work together to create a harmonious effect. This is similar to when a mechanic works on a car. They don’t just add the same oil to every vehicle. They consider the type of vehicle, it’s purpose, condition, and which oil suits its needs best. The mechanic is like the holistic dentist, giving you the entire package and not an isolated part.

Only time will show how much difference holistic dentistry can make. But, once it becomes clear there is no reason to stick with a traditional dentist. Holistic dentists have the same knowledge base with an expanded knowledge of the body, that makes them the clear winners.

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