Two Worlds Collide : Traditional Dentistry and Holistic Dentistry

At Smilehaven Dental, we strive to be your premier choice when you’re looking for a dentist—family, cosmetic, or general— in or around El Cajon, Spring Valley, or La Mesa, CA. Dr. Stephen L Chan is an experienced and well-educated holistic dentist who’s capable of providing a variety of effective dentistry procedures, from cosmetic dentistry to restorative dentistry. Now, it’s possible that ‘holistic dentist’ and ‘holistic dentistry’ are terms you haven’t heard of before, but we want to ease your mind on this. Holistic dentists aren’t so different from other dentists, but at the same time, they have so much more to offer.

Not So Different from Traditional Dentistry

While some people might be confused or unsure by the sound of holistic dentistry because you may not have heard it before, it’s nothing to be worried about. Holistic dentists have the same expertise, knowledge, techniques, and skillsets as traditional dentists. Holistic dentists even utilize the same dental treatments as traditional dentists. At first glance, you wouldn’t even recognize the difference between the two of them. So why are they considered different?

This Is Where Things Differ

The main difference between holistic dentists and traditional dentists is that holistic dentists help people with more than just their teeth. Holistic dentistry emphasizes an approach to dental care that takes into account the patient’s entire physical well-being. Dr. Chan is a licensed and trained physical therapist, allowing him to treat more than just a patient’s mouth. He can work with patients as a fitness trainer, circulation therapist, and a health coach to ensure that patients are in the best overall shape possible. Dr. Chan understands that the mouth isn’t separate from the body and it can’t be treated that way; body wellness must be treated in tandem with oral wellness.

Holistic Dentistry With Insurance

Most holistic dentists cost a lot more because in addition to the dental care, you’re also getting treated with care for your whole body. However, at Smilehaven Dental, our prices are on par with traditional dentists and cosmetic dentists, giving you more value and service for the same price. Think about it: you can see a dentist, a physical therapist, and a circulation therapist all in one visit—that’s what sets holistic dentistry apart. To top it all off, we are the only holistic dentist in the area to accept insurance as well!

Contact Your El Cajon, Spring Valley, and La Mesa, CA Dentist!

If you’d like to learn more about holistic dentistry or anything else regarding our practice, please feel free to contact us. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, we encourage you to give us a call at (619) 464-2801 or fill out our online appointment request form. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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