The best in oral health and overall wellness from Biological dentist in Turlock, CA
It used to be that if you needed a cavity filled, you went to a dentist and he filled the cavity. Or, perhaps your gums were bleeding, so you scheduled an appointment for a dental exam. If there was a decayed tooth in your mouth, you paid a visit to your dentist to have it extracted. Dentists were concerned with the health of your mouth and offered care to ensure you had healthy teeth and gums. That was basically it.
In recent years, however, studies have shown connections between the health of the mouth and the overall health of the body. Some dental problems are now understood to carry risk factors for medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and strokes.
Biological dentistry, sometimes referred to by patients as “holistic” dentistry, is a specialized view on oral health and overall wellness. Biological dentistry considers the body, and only provides treatments and materials for oral health that are safe for the entire body. A biological dentist understands the oral-systemic connection and will monitor oral health regularly to ensure that bacteria does not travel into the bloodstream and negatively impact other areas of the body.
A biological dentist:
- Eliminates the use of silver amalgam fillings in the practice, because of the risk of mercury toxicity
- Provides removal and replacement of silver amalgam fillings in a safe environment, following the protocols set forth by the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.)
- Avoids using metals in the mouth, as they are not always biocompatible with the body
- Provides education on how to care for the smile and the body as a whole
- Understands the oral-systemic connection and treats periodontal disease as soon as it is detected.
Dr. Ramsin Davoud is a proponent of the philosophy of biological dentistry and considers it extremely important. He believes that oral health is linked with overall health and must be considered together. He uses the most advanced biological solutions available to him today for his patients to ensure they have a healthy experience from start to finish! He understands that the body is just as important as the smile in dental treatments. Using holistic modalities is important. His skills, experience, and gentle manner have provided patients with excellent results for many years, which is evidenced by the large number of patients he has amassed over the years in the Turlock and San Jose areas in California.
Biological dentistry includes several distinctions not found in general dentistry. Namely, professionals committed to biological dentistry use only the safest materials and techniques to treat their patients. Following this concept, Dr. Davoud, the Biological Dentist in Turlock CA, uses mercury-free materials in all treatments. Mercury is a metal that has been used in fillings for many years. However, using these fillings exposes the patient to increased levels of mercury.
Dr. Davoud will not use materials that include even the smallest amount of mercury. Furthermore, he is skilled at removing mercury fillings should a patient choose to have them taken out. Removing mercury fillings takes special steps and precision to ensure that the patient or dental team is not exposed to the mercury.
Mercury fillings are not favored much now anyway, due to their appearance. They are visible, unlike the white fillings of modern years which blend in nicely with the teeth, therefore appearing invisible.
If you live in the Turlock, Modesto, San Jose, or Bay Area and are looking for a dentist who cares about the health of your entire body, call Dr. Davoud today to schedule a consultation. The Biological Dentist in Turlock, CA, Dr. Davoud, and his team have a wealth of experience in preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. He will work with you to ensure that you achieve and maintain a beautiful, happy, and healthy smile.
Call Dr. Ramsin K. Davoud DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today to book an appointment with our staff and learn more about biological dentistry solutions for the smile. We encourage patients to contact us at (209) 666-8867 and visit our practice at 1840 N. Olive Ave suite #2 in Turlock, CA for quality care!