Holistic Dental Services in Basalt, CO
There’s More to Dental Care Than Your Mouth
We’re redefining dental care with our special emphasis on Integrative Dentistry. Because the health of your smile is an integral part of your overall well-being, we provide comprehensive care that focuses on treating the whole patient. At Elevate Dental Wellness, we care about more than just your dental needs — we also consider how your overall health and well-being are affected as well.
Many of the patients who come to us are unaware of the negative effects that traditional dental treatments can have on the body. That’s why Basalt’s favorite dentists, Dr. Steinbach and Dr. Van Gorden, strive to provide holistic care in an effort to work with the body rather than against it.
We offer a variety of services that work in synergy with your body to achieve optimal wellness.
Complete Care to Fit Your Needs
During your initial consultation and exam, you’ll meet with one of our talented dentists, either Dr. Van Gorden or Dr. Steinbach.
Your dentist will conduct a thorough medical examination as well as review your dental and medical history. We’ll perform a thorough screening for oral cancer and use advanced dental technology to painlessly take digital images of your smile.
We provide the following services:
- Salivary pH testing
- Laser cavity detection
- Microscopic bacterial analysis
- Airway and sleep assessments
- Jaw joint (TMJ) evaluation
- Complete bite analysis
- Periodontal evaluation and charting
- 3D/2D radiographic evaluation
Some of our highly sensitive dental patients may experience a reaction to the materials we use during procedures. This reaction is caused by the immune system rejecting the material and reacting against it.
To avoid this issue, Elevate Dental Wellness uses serum compatibility testing through Clifford Consulting and Research. These tests tell us which materials your body will accept or reject so we can plan a suitable treatment for you and prevent unnecessary reactions.
Ozone is a specific type of oxygen that naturally stimulates healing. Ozone Therapy is a revolutionary treatment that boosts your overall wellness by optimizing your cell’s ability to use oxygen. This stimulation helps the body regenerate itself, leading to increased organ function, enhanced immunity, and less inflammation during the healing process. Patients may also experience an increase in energy and faster recovery times.
With ozone therapy, we use ozonated water, gas, and oils to treat your teeth and the tissues of your mouth. Ozone therapy helps by killing bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi in the mouth. It can also help prevent tooth decay, slow the progression of periodontal disease, decrease pain from mouth ulcers, and reduce any tooth sensitivity you may experience.
Fluoride-Free Solutions For Oral Health
Elevate Dental Wellness offers oral health care products from several companies that share our philosophy of total body wellness. We only use clean, organic oral hygiene products that protect and enhance the oral microbiome.
There are many potential health risks associated with fluoride toxicity. We firmly believe that fluoride has numerous negative systemic health effects with countless studies to prove its minimal benefits against tooth decay. Patient safety and wellbeing are our highest priority, which is why Elevate Dental Wellness is a 100% fluoride-free dental practice. Many patients notice the difference our holistic approach has on their well-being and find themselves feeling more rejuvenated than ever before.
As holistic dentists, Dr. Van Gorden and Dr. Steinbach take pride in providing patients with a natural option for dental care that doesn’t involve the chemicals and additives found in many other oral hygiene products. All materials used in our office are fluoride-free, BPA-free, and Bis-GMA-free to ensure the utmost safety.
We Believe In Keeping Your Body Mercury-Free
Amalgam fillings have no place in holistic dental practices and we exclusively feature tooth-colored restorations made from safe materials. Amalgam fillings, also called silver fillings, contain approximately 50% mercury along with other metal elements. Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive substance on Earth and is an extremely potent neurotoxin.
If you’re looking to replace your existing amalgam fillings, it’s essential to do so as safely as possible. That’s why we always use the SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified protocol to remove amalgam fillings. We’ve assisted hundreds of patients in becoming mercury-free by following a very strict protocol developed by the IAOMT. We are one of only a few SMART-certified offices in the state of Colorado.
Nutritional Counseling & Supplement Support
Your diet plays an important role in the health of your teeth and mouth. When you visit us for an appointment, Dr. Van Gorden and Dr. Steinbach will take time to talk to you about your nutritional habits. They’ll also make recommendations for your diet that’ll improve your oral health and overall well-being.
Certain oral health problems can be helped with nutritional supplements. Dr. Steinbach offers supplements from several sources, including Pure Encapsulations and Douglas Laboratories. Based on your unique health concerns, we’ll recommend supplements that’ll best benefit the health of your teeth and gums.
If you want to further explore your nutritional options, we can recommend a nutritional counselor for more help. We hope to bring comprehensive nutritional counseling to our integrative dentistry practice soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between a holistic and traditional dentist?
Traditional dentists focus on fixing problems in the mouth as they occur and with methods that may address the problems without considering the effect they have on the body as a whole. On the other hand, holistic dentists see the patient as a whole. When Dr. Van Gorden and Dr. Steinbach make recommendations, they do so with your overall health in mind.
What are the benefits of holistic dentistry?
Holistic dentistry focuses on modern and minimally invasive techniques while addressing issues that relate to the body as a whole. Choosing holistic dentistry does not mean sacrificing efficiency, effectiveness, or even technologically advanced treatments. As opposed to traditional dentistry, holistic dentistry uses all-natural materials and biological solutions to preserve your long-term health.
What natural products and materials do you use?
Elevate Dental Wellness uses mercury-free biocompatible materials and clean products for safe, effective treatments. We use floss, toothpaste, and products that are free of foaming agents, coloring, glycerine, and fluoride. They do everything that traditional dental products do, all without the hazards of dangerous chemicals.
Our practice also offers a range of products to help keep your smile bright and healthy, including electric toothbrushes, tongue cleaners, water flossers, and fluoride-free remineralizing sprays.
We Value Total Body Wellness
We believe in providing holistic care that takes every aspect of your health into account. Our experience providing holistic care has taught us valuable lessons about the vital role that dynamic oral health plays in the lives of our patients. When you meet Dr. Steinbach, Dr. Van Gorden, and our remarkable team, you’ll see how committed we are to guiding you through your journey of health and wellness using our holistic approach to dental care. Call Elevate Dental Wellness at (970) 279-5647 or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to schedule your appointment at our Basalt office.