Integrative dentistry involves more than just looking at your teeth. A biological dentist will consider how issues in your mouth can play a major role in your overall health. Biological dentistry recognizes the close connection between dental health and such areas as nutrition, body structure such as the temporo-mandibular joint structure, the cranio-sacral fluid system of the body as well as the immune system and central nervous system. Much care must be taken as to which materials are used in the mouth. In biological dentistry we implement treatment methods that have the least amount of side effects and that are based on natural products, where possible.
We are also very conscious of the kinds of chemicals we use in our office. This includes the cleaning agents and other products used in dentistry. Practicing integrative dentistry, we want to avoid any toxic chemical exposure to our staff and patients. It has been proven that many of our chronic health problems may be caused by damage from dental fillings, root canals, diet and environmental toxins. Another aspect of biological dentistry is recognizing the role cavitations play in disease. Cavitations are pockets of infection in the jaw. These can be remnants of past dental procedures.