holistic dentistry

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holistic dentistry

dental practice that takes into account the effect of dental treatment and materials on the overall health of the individual.

holistic dentistry

A field of alternative dental healthcare which treats the teeth, jaw, and related structures with specific regard to how the therapy will affect the entire body. Holistic dentistry addresses a wide range of dental problems, including problems with specific teeth related to acupuncture meridians and the autonomic nervous system, toxicity and/or toxicity from dental restoration materials, electrogalvanism and ion migration and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Alternative dentists may use acupuncture, biofeedback, craniosacral therapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy and other techniques (see Amalgam toxicity, Amalgameter, Bass method, Dental amalgams).
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S that promote holistic and alternative dentistry, a few being Holistic Dental Association, and Holistic Dental Network.
His office provides Spring, TX, residents with safe, effective, alternative dentistry in a "green" state-of-the-art office.
Davis encourages dental hygienists to take continuing education courses to learn more about holistic health practices, such as acupuncture, alternative dentistry and courses on systemic health.

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