We encounter this question a lot whenever we say Dr. Reese is a holistic dentist and we practice holistic dentistry at Indianapolis Dentistry. We can trace this uncertainty to common myths about holistic dentistry, some even going as far as acquainting it to "quack medicine".
Holistic dentistry is a practice that uses safe, non toxic methods of caring for your oral health. It covers the same areas as traditional dentistry but works with the entire body in order to ensure optimal health.
Holistic dentistry is viewing oral health in relationship towards overall health. We do not just treat the symptoms patients experience, we get down to the cause of that symptom and make proper recommendations.
Since we don’t just treat problems but identify causes, Holistic Dentistry is better for patients.
The goal of holistic dentistry (whole-body dentistry) is to provide thorough care, using biocompatible dental materials, minimally invasive procedures, and recommendations with the intention to prevent future disease, discomfort, and damage. A holistic dentist is often referred to as an organic dentist, a green dentist or an integrative dentist. A holistic dentist doesn’t really differ much from a traditional dentist except for a few points we have highlighted in this post.
Is holistic dentistry safe?
Yes, holistic dentistry is very safe.
You can even say it is safer than traditional dentistry because holistic dentists like Dr. Reese use state-of-the-art dental technology combined with the knowledge and concerns for your entire body health. You can read more about holistic dentistry services we provide at Indianapolis Dentistry:
- Biomimetic Dentistry
- Fluoride-Free Cleanings
- Safe Mercury Removal
- TMJ/TMD Therapy
- Sleep Apnea/Snoring Treatment
- Ozone Dentistry
- Minimally-Invasive Dentistry
- Ceramic Braces
- Low-Radiation, Digital X-Rays
- Vitamin-C IV’s
- Organic Products
Dr. Reese is a holistic dentist that provides a minimally invasive approach to dentistry that considers the whole body’s health. He is also a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) whose goal is, “to always seek the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the mission of treatment.” An IAOMT dentist is knowledgeable in modern techniques of proper mercury removal, stays current with the latest research, and works in conjunction with physicians knowledgeable in testing for and detoxifying mercury.