What is the purpose of biological dentistry for patients in Turlock, CA?
What is biological dentistry?
Sometimes called holistic dentistry, biological dentistry is an approach to dental care that focuses on the health of the smile and the body as a whole. Biological dentistry treatments use the best possible materials for the teeth and gums and solutions that are less invasive than traditional dental services. A biological dentist approaches the smile as a part of the body. Dr. Ramsin K. Davoud understands the principles of oral health and wellness, including the oral systemic connection. This is the link between the mouth and the body. When certain conditions appear in the mouth, they can be linked to other medical conditions for the patient. For example, inflammation caused by an infection in the mouth known as periodontal disease can carry bacteria through the bloodstream and increase one’s risk for heart disease. This is why it is so important for patients to take a proactive approach to keeping their smile as healthy as possible with regular brushing, flossing, and appointments with their dentist for evaluations.
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Who can benefit from biological dentistry?
Anyone and everyone can enjoy the advantages of biological dentistry. The purpose of providing this treatment is to ensure that the smile is taken care of and that treatments performed in the mouth do not affect the rest of the body. This means the use of proper materials and techniques for a healthy, body.
Types of biological dentistry approaches used in our practice:
- Biomimetic principles
- Amalgam-free treatments
- Mercury-safe treatments
- Dental ozone use
- Pinhole surgical techniques
- Metal Free
What is the issue with non-biological care?
The biggest concern in non-biological dentistry is the use of silver amalgam fillings. Over the years, many dentists have used silver amalgam fillings to address areas of decay. These fillings are dark gray and are used to fill the natural tooth where holes developed from cavities. However, over time, studies have shown that these fillings make the body susceptible to mercury poisoning. This is because silver amalgam is comprised of approximately 50 percent mercury, a toxic substance to the human body. When the fillings are heated, during chewing or enjoying hot beverages, they can release toxins into the body and can cause a variety of concerns to develop. Our practice focuses on mercury-free treatments. We avoid using amalgam because of the consequences, and instead use an alternative known as composite resin. Composite resin is safe, and it also provides a more aesthetic approach to addressing cavities within the smile. We also offer mercury-safe removal of amalgam fillings. Patients who want to remove silver amalgam fillings and replace them with composite resin fillings are welcome to contact our team and discuss this option with a professional. We follow the protocols for safety provided by the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology), which focuses on removing the fillings in a safe and efficient manner. This ensures the safety of everyone in the treatment room, including the patient, dentist, and staff.
Why choose biological dentistry?
Our dental team takes dental care one step further and treats the patient as a whole, not just a smile. We want our patients to know that every procedure performed in our practice and every material used is appropriate for them. We want to provide solutions that are safe and effective in achieving and maintaining oral health and overall wellness.
Ready to discuss biological dentistry solutions for your smile?
Contact Turlock, CA area dentist, Dr. Ramsin K. Davoud, to learn more about biological dentistry options available in his state-of-the-art practice. Patients can contact our facility and book an appointment to discuss the benefits of these services and how they can enhance the smile. Call (209) 666-8867 today to schedule a consultation appointment at 1840 North Olive Avenue, Suite #2. We welcome patients who are ready to make the change to a more holistic approach to dental care with comprehensive services available in the community.