There’s More to Dental Care Than Your Mouth
Here at Elevate Dental Wellness, we care about more than just your dental care — 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. We strive to provide holistic care to our patients in an effort to work with the body rather than against it.
We offer a variety of services that work in conjunction with your body in order to achieve optimal wellness.
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. This testing tells us which materials your body will accept or reject so we can plan a treatment most suitable for you and your health while preventing unnecessary reactions.
Elevate Dental Wellness is a Fluoride-Free Practice
We firmly believe that fluoride has numerous negative systemic health effects with countless studies to prove its minimal effect on tooth decay. For more information, we strongly encourage you to visit FluorideAlert.org.
As holistic dentists, Dr. Van Gorden and Dr. Steinbach use less toxic methods to enhance and protect your teeth. All materials used in our office are fluoride-free, BPA-free, and Bis-GMA-free to ensure the utmost safety.
Natural Remedies For Oral Health
Elevate Dental Wellness offers oral health care products from various companies that share the same philosophy. We only use clean products that protect and enhance the oral microbiome.
We take pride in providing our patients with a natural option for dental care that doesn’t involve the chemicals and additives found in many other oral hygiene products. Many patients notice the difference our holistic approach has on their well-being and find themselves feeling more rejuvenated than ever before.
Nutritional Counseling & Supplement Support
Your nutrition 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 supplementation from several sources, including Pure Encapsulations and Douglas Laboratories. Based on your unique health concerns, we can 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 natural dentistry practice soon!
With ozone therapy, we use ozonated water, gas, and oils to treat your teeth and the tissues of your mouth. Ozone therapy can help kill 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.
Safe Mercury Removal
Dental amalgams, also called silver fillings, contain approximately 50 percent mercury along with other metal elements. Mercury is the most toxic, non-radioactive substance on Earth and is an extremely potent neurotoxin.
We’re very proud to have never placed silver mercury fillings in our patients and never will! We’ve assisted hundreds of patients in becoming mercury-free and have done so by following a very strict protocol developed by the IAOMT. We are one of only a few SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) Certified offices in the state of Colorado.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between a holistic and traditional dentist?
Traditional dentists focus on fixing the 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. Holistic dentists, on the other hand, 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 techniques and treatments. We use floss, toothpaste, and powder that’s free of foaming agents, coloring, glycerine, and fluoride. They do everything that traditional dental products do, just in a healthier way.
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
Dr. Steinbach and Dr. Van Gorden are committed to guiding you through your journey of health and wellness using their holistic approach to dental care. Call Elevate Dental Wellness at (970) 279-5647 or use our contact form to schedule your appointment at our Basalt office.