Holistic Dentistry

Holistic Dentistry in La Mesa, CA

At Smilehaven Dental Center, we believe that we stand out from most other dental practices in and around La Mesa and El Cajon, CA. One reason why we strongly believe this is because we’re dedicated to providing holistic dentistry for our patients. If you’re not terribly familiar with the terminology, don’t worry – you’re not alone! Many patients aren’t familiar with all the benefits that holistic dentistry can provide them, which is why we’d like to take the time to tell you more about this terrific approach to dentistry.

Holistic Dentistry - Healthy Mind Body SpiritWhat Is a Holistic Dentist?

Holistic dentistry offers a different approach to dentistry than traditional dental care. A holistic dentist believes that a person’s oral health is connected to the health of the rest of the body and will place an emphasis on whole-body healing and wellness instead of just simply treating an oral problem. They won’t just take care of a person’s mouth – they’ll essentially take care of a patient’s entire body with bio-compatible whole body dentistry.

Principles of a Holistic Dentist

Your La Mesa and El Cajon, CA holistic dentist follows the principles of holistic dentistry, which can differ from a traditional dentist. For example, your natural dentist believes in the following philosophies:

  • There won’t be any usage of mercury fillings as these contain toxins. Instead, your holistic dentist will use biologically compatible and safe dental materials like mercury-free fillings. If any mercury is already present in a filling, your natural dentist can safely remove it.
  • There’s a focus on preventing and treating gum disease from a biological perspective.
  • When there’s tooth decay, your natural dentist will work to preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible.
  • Additionally, they’ll use the least invasive and least traumatic methods.
  • Your holistic dentist will even encourage patients to maintain balanced diets and stay healthy in order to prevent or reverse oral disease.

The Basics of a Traditional Dentist

While we mentioned all the ways that a holistic dentist differs from your standard dentist, you shouldn’t feel like changing to a holistic dentist is such a terrifying leap to make. In actuality, holistic dentists use the same dental treatments as regular dentists. They’ll fill cavities, place crowns, and give dental exams. A holistic, natural dentist will even have similar knowledge, experience, and techniques when compared to a traditional dentist. Though the approach is different, it won’t be so unfamiliar when compared to what you’re used to.

The Smilehaven Dental Center Difference

One of the things that sets us apart from other La Mesa and El Cajon, CA cosmetic dentists is that we place a strong emphasis on holistic dentistry. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, holistic dentistry is a focus on a person’s entire body during dental care instead of just the mouth. We utilize bio-compatible whole body dentistry and think about how your dental condition and our treatment will affect your systemic health. We’re strong believers that a person’s oral health is deeply tied with his or her systemic health and with the help of our holistic dentistry, we’ll have both your mouth and your body feeling as good as ever!

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re interested in holistic dentistry or any of our other dentistry services, we encourage you to stop by and visit us sometime! To schedule an appointment with your holistic dentist in La Mesa feel free to fill out our online appointment request form or give us a call at (619) 464-2801. We can’t wait to see you and help you attain an even more beautiful smile!