What Is Holistic Dentistry?

Posted on: December 4, 2015

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At Bishop Family Dental, we provide holistic dentistry for patients in Salt Lake City, UT and the 84124 area. We believe in the importance of providing preventative care and addressing all factors of oral health. Holistic dentistry is an approach to dental care that prompts us to consider how everything in the body works together and how the health of your teeth can positively or negatively impact your life. We seek to help our patients remain in excellent health so they can enjoy life to the fullest. When you visit us for holistic dental care, you can be confident that any solution we suggest will work to address the current challenges you face today, while also keeping an eye on your dental future. To experience this unique and comprehensive approach, call (801) 274-2500 to schedule an appointment.

What is holistic dentistry?

It is a way of thinking that is rooted in the understanding that all things in the body work together for a common good, or when one area of the body is not functioning properly, it can negatively impact other areas. A perfect example of this is found in the connection between gum disease and heart disease. We encourage our Salt Lake City patients to have their teeth cleaned at least twice a year to prevent gum disease. We know that this is important for keeping teeth healthy and intact. However, we have also read numerous studies that show heart attack victims very often have gum disease as well. In fact, the same plaque that is found in the arteries is the plaque you find on your teeth and under your gums. While seemingly unrelated, your oral health can directly impact the health of the rest of your body.

Lifelong Care

As a provider of holistic dentistry, we believe in the power of education and at-home oral hygiene. We teach our 84124 patients how to brush and floss properly and how to eat a mouth-healthy diet that can promote healthy teeth and gums now and in the future. We also understand the value of providing dental solutions with a long-term perspective. For example, if you have suffered tooth loss, we could recommend a dental bridge. However, while this solution is effective, we know your other natural teeth will need to be permanently altered in order to hold the bridge in place. This is not an ideal solution from a long-term perspective because it can and will negatively impact some of your other teeth. Dental implants, on the other hand, can replace lost teeth without impacting your other ones. A long-term perspective allows us to create treatment plans that will benefit you today and as you age. This way, the likelihood of you needing to repeat procedures or suffering health complications is greatly reduced.

Your Partner in Oral Health

At Bishop Family Dental, we want to be your partner in oral health both now and in the future. We work diligently to earn the trust of our Salt Lake City, UT patients. Treating everyone like family, our team will make recommendations that will solve your oral health problems and restore your teeth and gums to full health and functionality. When you visit our 84124 family dentist office, we will provide you with holistic dentistry solutions with a long-term perspective. You can count on us to provide you and your family with superior level care. Call (801) 274-2500 to schedule an appointment for holistic dentistry today.