Holistic dentistry is a new approach promoted by cosmetic dentist; Dr. Kaviani , viewing the mouth and jaws as part of a complete system that is much greater than the sum of its parts. Unfortunately, the practice of dentistry is often segregated into parts (e.g. fillings, crowns, root canals). We no longer think of teeth as isolated structures that may need to be repaired, but as vital components in a complex neural network that sustains our lives.
Our research into this subject shows us how the teeth and the brain communicate with the muscles that are used to chew and swallow food, moving our jaws and heads in complex rhythms synchronized to the type of food and to the alignment of the teeth and jaws.
Holistic dentistry is about promoting a state of health in the chewing system. It is about meeting patients at various points in the time-lines of their lives and thoroughly evaluating the condition of their mouths, overall health and nutritional habits. It is about trying to figure out how a patient’s teeth and chewing system evolved into the current state, and extrapolating the patient’s dental future with and without intervention by the dentist.
It is about customizing preventive and restorative dentistry to suit the conditions of the patient as well as customizing dietary and cleaning habits. Holistic dentistry is about helping patients to maximize the longevity and health of their chewing systems.
Holistic Dentistry is an approach to Dentistry that promotes health and wellness instead of the treatment of disease. Our approach to Dentistry encompasses both modern science and knowledge drawn from the world’s great traditions on natural healing. It is sometimes called “Biological” dentistry or “Bio-compatible” dentistry. Holistic Dentistry acknowledges and deals with the mind, body, and spirit of the patient, not just his or her “Teeth”.
The basic principles of dental holistic health practices are:
- 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 problems=physical imbalance)
- Prevention and treatment of gum disease at its biological basis
In our Smile Studio all materials that we use are made of silica, glass particles, or anything not disturbing our beautiful environment. There are no alcohol or chemical products in our office. We believe in clean environment and minimizing anything potentially toxic that enters the body. With today’s technologies many restorations are made aluminous oxide or zirconia particles which are present in nature.
No harmful chemicals are used for x-ray developing; all x-rays are digitized with computers. No metal or silver is used for restoration except for high content gold which is inert and non-toxic. Even some dental implants are now made of zirconia so we can avoid using titanium when applicable. This technology still needs more research.
As a part of Holistic Cosmetic Dentistry it is crucial to create and maintain a proper occlusion. Scientific studies show that when teeth do not come together properly on closing of the jaws, the health of gums and bone is threatened , as this pressure can be tremendous, subjecting the offended teeth to severe shock. Because of our ability to adapt to stress, we are seldom aware of this shock until the supporting bone may be weakened and destroyed. the main purpose of bite relation adjustment are:
For these various reasons it is important to have harmonious bite relationships. This coordination of the bite promotes comfort, a benefit in itself. Teeth loosened by neglect of these factors can lead to facial changes with premature collapse and skin creases detracting from one’s appearance. Attention to bite relationship can help maintain facial youthfulness. Bite relation adjustment helps your teeth to function more smoothly, promotes comfort and assures better oral health and appearance.
Holistic Cosmetic Dentist ; Dr. Haide Kaviani
We share your goals – to have your mouth as healthy, pain free and easy to maintain as possible, in an affordable and non-invasive manner . The beautiful and healthy smiles we consistently create – exhibited throughout this site – speak for themselves. That’s bottom line proof that our caring, experience, effort and expertise make a difference. Every patient is unique and treated accordingly.
For more than 10 years, Dr. Kaviani has provided comprehensive Holistic dentistry to residents of Preston. With overall health in mind, Dr. Kaviani and her award-winning dental team focus on patients’ total well-being not just isolated problems. They believe that the entire human body operates dependently in all of its functions. Oral health problems can create a domino effect and impede the body’s ability to function harmoniously.