Sherman Oaks Holistic Dentistry
Serving North Hollywood, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Valley Village and surrounding cities.
Traditional dentistry sought to heal and prevent diseases of the mouth. Holistic dentistry looks at ways to treat larger problems in the body as well as healing or correcting problems in your mouth. Rather than the overly specialized treatments of traditional dentistry, we look at the various ways systems within your body work together and affect each other.
Holistic dentistry is guided by: four main principles
1) Eliminating the use of toxins in dental materials by carefully selecting more biocompatible products
2) Prevention and treatment of bite problems and associated negative effects
3) Prevention and treatment of gum disease at its biological basis
4) The prevention and reversal of degenerative dental disease through proper nutrition
We used only the most biocompatible materials in our treatments. As a leading holistic dentistry office, we recognize the impact toxic materials can have on a patient’s dental and physiological health. A leading concern amongst holistic dentistry practitioners is the potential health hazards resulting from the use of dental materials containing toxic compounds. The most common source of concern has been the amount of mercury found in silver fillings.
Amalgam fillings contain almost 50% mercury, one of the most toxic substances a human can ingest. As teeth succumb to the normal wear and tear form daily brushings, chewing food and grinding teeth, the fillings can slowly release mercury vapor. This vapor is absorbed in our soft mouth tissue and slowly builds up in our bodies. Studies have traced the movement of this harmful metal from our mouths to our brains.
Our Office Environment:
The anxiety normally associated with visits to the dentist’s office can contribute not only to a patient’s overall stress levels, but can often result in delayed or skipped visits. We have tried to create a comforting, clean and relaxing clinic. We shall try to be very gently, work with you slowly and explain what we are doing.