Holistic dentistry supports your choice to live a healthier, more natural and less toxic life. We bridge the gap between, conventional clinical dentistry and natural healing modalities. All holistic health care models share basic philosophical foundations. They promote health and well-being through healthful nourishment, elimination of toxins, and the promotion of physical, mental and energetic balance.
As a holistic office, we recognize that the mouth is connected to the body and that it cannot be viewed as an independent system. It is a reflection of the overall health of the body and much can be done to impact it both positively and negatively.
The basic principles of Holistic Dentistry:
• Proper nutrition for the prevention and reversal of degenerative dental disease.
• Avoidance and elimination of toxins from dental materials.
• Prevention and treatment of dental malocclusion (bite problem and physical imbalance.)
• Prevention and treatment of gum disease at its biological basis.
So, what is so different from regular dentists?
Holistic dentists also make fillings, take x-rays and use anesthesia to numb your teeth. However, we only use white (composite) filling material, which is mercury and BPA free. More importantly, we take extra precaution when removing your old silver fillings to minimize your exposure to mercury vapour.
In holistic dentistry, we minimize your exposure to toxic substances in every area of our work. Therefore, our x-rays are all digital, reducing your exposure to radiation by up to 90%, and are only taken when necessary. We take intra-oral photos to supplement digital x-rays on all of our patients, allowing the dentist to assess teeth in a way our patients understand, reducing their exposure to radiation. We do not advocate the indiscriminate use of fluoride. We research and attend courses to find the safest and most biocompatible materials available for dental work.
5 Reasons to Try Core Holistic Dental
1. Come in for a free introductory consultation!
You want a dental team that’s extremely skilled, experienced and caring. You want to like who you’re entrusting your care to. You want clear and open communication, to be heard and treated with respect. That’s why we invite you to come in and check us out for a free introductory consultation. We get the pleasure of meeting you and answering any questions you may have. You can see what our office is like and find out if Core Holistic Dental is right for you.
2. When it comes to dentistry, less is more.
Each of your teeth is a vital, living organ. The more “work” that’s done to them, the more trauma — and the weaker they become. Core Holistic Dental emphasises prevention and early intervention because there is no dental material that is a substitute for your own healthy teeth. This is why Dr. AJ Seehra focuses on finding the source of any disease or dysfunction so we can address both cause and symptoms.
3. We know that your teeth are connected to the rest of your body.
Dental conditions can have a big impact on your overall health and well-being. With every procedure, we consider its potential effect on the rest of your body. It’s why we encourage biocompatibility testing of dental materials and will not use known neurotoxins such as mercury amalgam to repair decayed or damaged teeth. At Core Holistic Dental, we offer biocompatibility testing to help determine if a patient has sensitivities to dental materials. These tests help determine which materials will agree best with the patient. We don’t just look at teeth. We look at the big picture.
4. We treat causes, not symptoms; work with the body, not against it.
We combine the best of modern science and clinical practice with traditional, holistic healing methods, providing a truly transformative kind of dental care.
5. You are in charge.
We aim to provide you with the information you need to make the best and most informed choices about your oral health care. This includes both conventional and biological options – and the option of doing nothing at all. Only you can decide which treatment path makes sense with respect to your needs, values, resources and beliefs. We would be honoured to be a help to you along the path you ultimately choose.