The aim of the holistic dentist is to find and use biocompatible materials, and there are benefits to this form of dentistry to all, but especially to those that are sensitive to certain chemicals and elements. One of the main areas where a holistic dentist may differ from other dentists is in the use of amalgam-free fillings. However, homo toxicology may also be used while treatments like Propolis may be used to help treat patients.
Amalgam is a mixture of some materials including potentially damaging mercury. In virtually any other circumstance we are encouraged to stay away from mercury, and their use in various applications around the world has been banned. However, we offer silver amalgam removal in tijuana because it contains a large concentration of this toxin, and a holistic dentist will avoid the use of such materials in their work. White, Composite fillings are usually preferred.
The Health and Safety Executive say that “less hazardous substitutes [to mercury] should be used whenever possible.” In the form of composite fillings we have such substitutes, but it is still considered safe practice by the British Dental Association to use these filling types. More than 14,000 papers have been published worldwide indicating the problems with mercury filled fillings, and this is why a lot of people are turning away from the traditional silver filling.
Homotoxicology is the belief that the body should be free of toxins for it to repair itself fully and the patient be completely healed. By combining different substances and medications in different quantities, it is possible to create holistic, homeopathic remedies that can be used in any dental procedure.
A holistic dentist will use a variety of treatments and medicines to help the body recover from treatment. One such substance is Propolis, which is a resin from plants and trees naturally mixed with bees’ honey. It can be used to help alleviate swelling and minimize pain. It can help treat gum disease and can be used as a pre-anaesthetic too.