What is Holistic Dentistry?

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When it comes to holistic dentistry, we understand that the language may be confusing. A normal trip to the dentist for most of us often includes the usual routine. But what if we told you a trip to the dentist could also include advice and guidance for many different aspects of your overall health and well-being? 

With Dr. Shauna Palmer, you can be assured that:

  • You will understand what holistic dentistry means
  • Learn your holistic options 
  • Make an informed choice if holistic dentistry works for you

What does ‘holistic’ mean?

The term ‘holistic’ is defined as the understanding that the sections of something are interconnected as parts of a whole. Holistic dentistry is an approach to oral health that also encompasses many other areas of our health and well-being. The guiding principle of holistic dental treatment is that by taking care of the entire body, along with proper dental care, our total health will improve and have a positive impact on our lives.

How does holistic dentistry work?

Holistic dentistry begins first and foremost with a focus on proper oral health. Regular dental checkups and hygiene treatments are essential, along with all the dental care practices you are already familiar with such as brushing, flossing, and oral rinses.

In addition to these, holistic dentistry also places a great deal of emphasis on avoiding the use of mercury in any dental treatment, such as fillings. Holistic dentists will not use amalgam in any of their treatments, relying on alternative and non-toxic filling materials. 

One of the most critical aspects of our lives that impacts our total health, is our diet and nutrition. You can expect in-depth conversations with Dr. Shauna Palmer on your diet. You will also receive detailed explanations on how it can impact your overall health and well-being, in addition to your dental health. 

There are only a small number of dentists in Kelowna that offer holistic options to their patients. Holistic dental treatment requires a unique set of skills and training above and beyond traditional dental procedures. If you feel that holistic dentistry is of interest to you, reach out to the team here at Dr. Shauna Palmer. 

Dr. Shauna Palmer is proud to offer complete holistic dental care and would be happy to explain the unique benefits that holistic dental treatments can offer you – contact us and learn more!