Natural dentistry–also known as biological dentistry–is a comprehensive and holistic approach to oral healthcare. As such, natural dentistry considers the health of the entire patient rather than just their oral health.
At Well Rooted Dentistry, powered by the BioMed Center of New England, our dedicated dentists commit to addressing root causes of oral and bodily diseases and dysfunction. If you’re ready to see how natural dentistry can benefit you, then schedule an appointment today. You can reach our compassionate team at 401-443-4007 or online here.
However, if you’re not convinced that natural dentistry is right for you, then keep reading. We’ll give you 5 reasons why making the switch to biological dentistry could change your life.
The Oral-Systemic Connection
Over 6 billion bacteria call the human mouth home. And of the over 700 verified species of bacteria living in our mouths, approximately 20 of those species are considered ‘bad.’ However, these ‘bad’ bacteria can travel outside of the mouth and journey to other locations in our bodies. This leaves us vulnerable to disease and dysfunction.
Medical professionals call the connection between oral and bodily health the oral-systemic connection. Traditional dentistry does not endeavor to reconcile the link between oral and systemic health. However, natural dentistry does.
Our skilled dentists work tirelessly to address root causes of disease and dysfunction of both oral and systemic origin. This means that our patients won’t just have healthy mouths–they’ll have healthy bodies, too.
Healthier, Biocompatible Materials
In the past, dental professionals relied on metal to restore damaged or diseased teeth. However, metal restorations usually contain harmful ingredients, like mercury. In fact, traditional metal amalgam dental fillings contain approximately 50% elemental mercury, which is a known neurotoxin.
At Well Rooted, we prioritize our patient’s health by choosing healthier, biocompatible, and metal-free dental materials (like zirconia!). Additionally, we follow strict guidelines set in place by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. By following these guidelines, we ensure the safety of our patients, dental team, and community.
High doses of fluoride can be toxic and cause neurological problems. That’s why our Well Rooted team advocates for fluoride alternatives. For example, our providers use gentle yet effective ozone therapy to reduce harmful oral bacteria and prevent cavities. Additionally, our dentists offer customized blends of oral probiotics to promote the growth of healthy oral bacteria.
It’s a common misconception that natural dentistry doesn’t use modern technology. Indeed, our biological dental center regularly seeks to incorporate cutting-edge technology into our treatments and procedures.
Some of the top-tier technology that our patients can benefit from include:
- Digital x-rays (which use 90% less radiation!)
- LED dental scalers for precision cleaning
- Intraoral cameras to detect hard-to-see cavities
- Oral cancer screenings that accurately detect even the earliest signs of oral cancer
- Oral DNA testing to better understand your genetic makeup
Revolutionary Treatments and Procedures
In addition to probiotic and ozone treatments, our natural dentistry clinic offers advanced treatments and procedures, such as:
- Materials testing: This contemporary practice helps us determine if you’ll have an adverse reaction to any of the materials that we’ll use in your treatment.
- Laser therapy: Using concentrated light energy, we can alleviate temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain and encourage healing.
- Custom night guards: Our dentists can craft personalized night guards to protect your teeth from undue stress and damage.
Natural Dentistry in Providence, RI
Natural dentistry is a superior alternative to conventional dentistry. If you’re ready to meet our team and improve your oral health, then schedule an appointment today. New and existing patients can contact our team by calling 401-443-4007 or messaging us online here.