What is Integrative Dentistry?
Integrative dentistry is a holistic approach to dental care that considers how oral health affects the entire body. At Elevate Dental Wellness, our holistic dental services focus on all aspects of a patient’s health, including physical, emotional, and spiritual. Over the years, researchers have discovered several negative factors associated with dental procedures and materials that can affect your overall health.
That’s why Dr. Steinbach has implemented integrative dentistry at our practice to help patients achieve optimal health for both their smile and entire body. We proudly run a mercury-free practice that uses biocompatible materials. Through safe techniques and advanced technology, we can practice integrative dentistry to help your well-being flourish.
The Difference Between Integrative Dentistry & Traditional Dentistry
The primary difference resides in the philosophies. Traditional dentistry focuses solely on dental health. This consists of diagnosing conditions found in the:
- Areas of the head and neck (when affected by the mouth)
Integrative dentistry, on the other hand, treats dental problems by focusing on the patient’s whole body health. This stems from the idea that all areas of health are connected.
Holistic approaches also utilize biocompatible, or natural, materials. Biocompatibility refers to the way substances affect your body. Before using certain materials, our team will perform biocompatibility tests. This helps to determine if the substances are compatible with your body and immune system.
Benefits of Biological Dentistry
As a holistic dental office, we want to ensure our patients experience all the advantages of a beautiful smile without harming their health. Explore what you’ll receive at Elevate Dental Wellness through our holistic dentistry approach.