Oral Health Overview
Dentists can inject anesthetics, prescribe medications on a short-term basis for pain, infections, and anxiety resulting from dental treatment, but dentists can’t practice medicine. And because other health practitioners know very little about dentistry, there is a void in healthcare. Enter the Holistic Dentist to provide the missing link.
Holistic Dentistry Definition
The dictionary defines Holistic Dentistry as “the dental practice that takes into account the effect of dental treatment and materials on the overall health of the individual”. Quite different than just being a dental carpenter.
More specifically, Holistic, also known as Biological Dentistry is considered a field of alternative dental healthcare which treats the teeth, jaw, and related structures with particular regard to how the therapy will affect the entire body. Holistic Dentists also recognize that oral health reflects the state of health of the whole body.