What is Holistic dentistry?Holism is the concept that a living matter should be taken as a whole and that
While all dentists generally agree that the health of the mouth has an effect on the overall health of a person (for instance, it has been established that there is a link between gum disease and heart disease), holistic dentistry, however, digs deeper into the relationship of the mouth to the body and vice versa.
The Use of Root Canal Therapy
One issue that differentiates holistic dentists from traditional dentists is the use of root canal therapy, which is avoided in the holistic approach because of studies that showed the canals cannot be absolutely sterilized. This means some bacteria will still remain in the canal that will create infection and transmit toxins to the bloodstream, causing illness down the road.
A Balanced Approach
If you think you might need root canal or if a traditional dentist has already recommended that you get one, do yourself a favor and consult with a holistic dentist first who will recommend a solution that focuses on your entire body instead of just dealing with the symptoms in your mouth. A holistic dentist will come up with a program to balance the nutrition in your body to strengthen your immune system and give your teeth the nutrients it needs so it can be healed.
Houston’s Midtown Dentistry practices Holistic Medicine
Of course, if you want to completely avoid even the prospect of a root canal, taking preventive measures is the only solution. Midtown Dentistry and Dr. Penchas recommend Holistic dentistry as the perfect approach to care not only for your teeth and mouth but also for your entire body.