What is Holistic Dentistry?
While everyone knows the purpose behind dentistry, holistic dentistry is a little less familiar to people. Holistic dentistry is designed to focus not just on the health of your smile but also on how your oral health impacts your general health. Most people don’t realize that problems with your oral health could potentially cause overall health problems, and vice versa. Of course, having a holistic dentist on your side who can educate you on how to prevent or treat oral health issues is key.
When it comes to holistic dentistry, we want to make sure that you get the proper dental care you need while also making sure that any treatments or restorations we provide will benefit you rather than hurt you in the long run. When treating a cavity, patients often worry that they will need a metal filling, which is quite visible and often unsightly. Of course, as you may already know, metal fillings contain mercury, which could possibly cause health problems for you. Plus, having metal on your teeth can also put more stress on the tooth and weaken it over time.
Here at Thomas Fitzgerald, DDS, we understand that any restoration with which we provide your smile may also affect your overall health. Since we focus on each patient as a whole we provide restorations that are mercury-free. Instead of unattractive and potentially unsafe dental fillings, we offer tooth-colored composite resin fillings, which do not contain harmful materials. This same principle goes for getting dental crowns. You’ll get restorations that match the rest of your smile and won’t negatively impact your health in the long term.
Coming into Thomas Fitzgerald, DDS for care, you know that you’ll receive comprehensive answers and treatments to fit your needs. If you want to prevent cavities, gum disease and other issues from happening to your smile, we won’t just focus on dental-specific things you can do to change your risk level. We will also discuss lifestyle changes and other things you can do for your overall health that could keep your smile healthy and problem-free.
Thomas Fitzgerald, DDS offers Holistic Dentistry
Call our St. Louis, MO office at (314) 843-0500 today!