You may have heard the term holistic dentistry and wondered what it means. Holistic dentistry is based on the principle that your dental and oral care should take the entire body into account. Holistic dentistry is designed to work in harmony with your body’s systems to support or improve your oral health. In addition, holistic dentists are mindful about integrating emotional health components for your enhanced well-being.
How does holistic dentistry differ from traditional dentistry?
Traditionally, dental care was problem-focused. Today, holistic dental care focuses on problem prevention, root causes of health issues, and harmony of the mind, body and spirit.
All the traditional oral health problems are treated in holistic dentistry. The difference is that each visit begins with an in-depth conversation. We listen to what is happening in your life, how your body is feeling, and what you have noticed about your mouth. We provide you with information and recommendations about your best options for dental care. Then, you decide on the best treatment solutions for your lifestyle, body and mouth.
Dental treatment is then performed using a mix of protocols that likely include components to help you relax during care. We offer organic aroma therapy, lavender neck pillows, cozy blankets and personal entertainment devices to calm the atmosphere. If you need it, we provide sedation dental care, so you can rest through your entire visit. To restore teeth, we use biocompatible materials, designed to work in harmony with your body and its DNA.
Holistic dentistry treatments
Holistic dentistry uses other, non-traditional approaches to your dental care and treatment.
The connection of body, spirit and mind are important for whole person health.
Holistic dentistry treats the teeth, gums and jaw, as they relate to the whole body. In addition, holistic protocols offer individualized, natural therapies such as:
- Biocompatible materials and designed to be compatible with your body
- Natural, homeopathic medicines and treatments, instead of chemically-saturated options are available to you
- Aromatherapy with organic essential oils, lavender neck pillows and cozy blankets are provided to comfort you during treatment
- Education about best nutritional choices and home practices to promote oral health
Dr. Frahm’s holistic dentistry practice
In the office of Dr. Sarah Frahm, we take holistic dentistry one step further. From the moment you enter our doors, you’ll be greeted into an atmosphere of tranquility and calm. In reception, patients are welcomed with cucumber water, and snacks are available.
Once you are invited to enter into an individual treatment suite, the natural light and soothing views also help to ease stress. Once there, we offer you additional amenities including aromatherapy, personal music players, plush blankets and neck pillows to contribute to the harmonious ambience.