Biological dentistry: a holistic approach to dental care
As health-minded patients have become more aware of the mouth-body connection, biological dentistry has been growing in popularity across the nation, and more patients than ever before are searching for a “biological dentist near me.” As a biological dentist, Dr. Yolanda Cintron at Go Natural Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, loves helping patients achieve optimal oral health while also taking their whole-body wellness into account.
Read on to learn more about biological dentistry and how it can benefit you.
The mouth-body connection
The mouth-body connection is the concept that your oral health is connected to your whole-body health and that the two directly impact each other. A great example of the mouth-body connection is the well-established link between gum disease and other diseases. The chronic inflammation and bacterial infection from gum disease can adversely affect the rest of the body, contributing to serious health issues such as heart disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and preterm labor.
A biological approach
For many years, traditional dentists have treated symptoms of oral health problems without taking the time to determine the underlying cause or consider how traditional treatments like metal amalgam and the use of chemicals affect the rest of the body’s health. A biological dentist like Dr. Cintron takes a different approach, using natural, biocompatible materials and treatments designed to address the underlying cause of oral health problems rather than masking their symptoms. Some examples of how biological dentistry is different include:
- Focusing first on prevention of oral health problems by emphasizing good oral hygiene and a healthy diet and lifestyle
- Using safe materials such as composite resin and porcelain rather than mercury-containing amalgam
- Avoiding toxic chemicals in your treatment and instead use natural materials
- Taking the time to learn about your lifestyle and medical history as part of your diagnosis and treatment plan
- Using treatments that minimize tissue damage and promote healing and recovery such as plasma rich growth factors and laser therapies rather than more invasive treatments like scalpels and drills
At Go Natural Dentistry, you can rely on our dental team to treat you as a whole person rather than someone with a tooth problem that needs to be treated. To schedule your appointment at our Fort Lauderdale, FL office, call (855) 381-6001 today!