By guest blogger, Dr. Jahan of Brio Dental
How many times in your life have you heard the phrase, “You are what you eat?” Most of us grew up with the idea that we are as healthy as the food we consume. But how do we know if these healthy ingredients are good for our teeth? Not everyone is taught the importance of taking care of their teeth and looking after them. The truth is we need to be mindful of our mouth, making sure we give it the best treatment possible. So, the big question is: you are what you eat, but are you taking care of your teeth?
Throughout my career, I have realized that as dentists, it is our responsibility to care for people as a whole; not just their teeth. To create change, we must treat every patient as unique and see them fully as distinct individuals, leading varied lives with amazing stories to share. The truth is, you cannot sustainably have a healthy mouth without incorporating an overall healthy mind and body to support it. Dental practices should see, understand, and serve the needs of the person’s entire being, from self-care to oral care.
A healthy mouth plays a vital role in supporting a healthy individual. It’s crucial to choose the best kind of dental care. For this reason, I recommend patients opt for holistic dentistry. This innovative approach focuses on each patient, with dentists getting to know them and their individual needs.
Holistic dentistry defies the industry’s traditions that do not support one’s health journey. The typical dentist visits with bland walls, no time for questions, and uncomfortable treatments are over. Instead, holistic treatment centers around the patient by taking the time to consider his or her overall health and lifestyle habits to guide transparent solutions; sparking joy in every interaction.
At Brio Dental, we go above and beyond to consider the environment that we treat patients in carefully. With calming colored walls, no overcrowded equipment, and scheduling that allows ample time to let patients ask questions about procedures all help our patients to relieve dental anxiety while feeling comfortable knowing they are working with considerate and passionate professionals.
Choosing a holistic approach guarantees health benefits that reach beyond the limits of just the mouth. This approach aids in locating alternatives of non-toxic chemicals and natural remedies; focusing on utilizing biocompatible treatments over following industry standards without compromising effectiveness. Here are three excellent examples of how holistic dentistry methods offer superior treatments:
1. Working with Zirconia (ceramic) implants over traditional Titanium (metal) implants to
avoid metal allergies. Zirconia implants show resistance to corrosion and infection
while providing durability. They also look aesthetically more natural. In addition, the
surgery time to implant ceramic is much shorter.
2. The use of CBD-based products to improve treatment. CBD lotions are especially
helpful when used to calm the affected area during lengthy procedures and reduce
pain and inflammation.
3. Creating ozonated water that is removed of all impurities, completely natural, and
works via UV radiation from the sun. Benefits of ozonated water include everything
from attacking viruses immediately upon contact to providing increased amounts of
oxygen to the brain without causing any bodily harm.
Maintaining your teeth is just as important as watching what you eat and how you manage your body. Having a healthy mouth leads to a healthy body, which is what holistic dentistry is all about. By focusing on the patient as a whole — body, mind, and teeth — dentists can take better care of their patients and their needs. A holistic approach guarantees a more joyful experience with user-friendly tools and natural products. You are what you eat, but you are also how you care for your teeth.