Holistic dental care is a different approach to dentistry that considers your overall health as it relates to your dental health. Wesley Yemoto DDS, a holistic dentist, may ask questions about your emotions, well-being, diet and exercise patterns and habits, and other things you may not usually associate with your dental health.
Holistic dentists may also be referred to as biological or environmental dentists. They operate on the premise that your teeth are a vitally important part of your body and, as such, affect your overall health in profound ways that we may not fully comprehend. Holistic dentists may view your dental health as connected to other health issues in your body and treat multiple health conditions concurrently rather than as isolated issues.
How Does Holistic Dentistry Work?
Holistic dentistry begins with focusing on proper oral health and good cleaning habits for the teeth and mouth. Regular dental checkups, hygiene treatments, and dental care practices you are already familiar with, such as brushing, flossing, and oral rinses, are essential.
In addition, holistic dentistry emphasizes avoiding mercury in any dental treatment, such as fillings. Although the toxic effects of mercury are well documented, it is still present in a standard dental filling material known as 'amalgam.' Mercury in the human body causes a condition known as metal toxicity, which manifests itself in various symptoms. Cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, nausea, high blood pressure, and even a metallic taste in the mouth are some short-term symptoms of metal toxicity. These symptoms can lead to anxiety, sleeping disorders, fatigue, vision problems, tremors, and other complications if left untreated.
What Makes Holistic Dentists Different?
Holistic dentists do not use chemicals such as mercury and BPA because they are toxic to the body. Holistic dentists only use filling materials that are biocompatible and safe.
Holistic dentists are concerned with the prevention of oral health problems. Our dentists collaborate with our patients to create awareness, educate them, and teach them preventive methods and techniques to maintain their oral health.
Proper Nutrition Is Advised to Prevent and Reverse Dental Disease
Nutrition is essential for faster recovery from infections and the prevention of secondary diseases. It makes the patient more receptive to dental treatments and works with other medications to promote healing. Our dentists recommend proper nutrition to prevent and reverse dental diseases.
Visit Wesley Yemoto DDS at 4860 Cherry Ave # F, San Jose, CA 95118, or call (408) 266-9957 if you are interested in holistic dentistry and want to learn more about its many potential benefits.