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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In addition to a focus on holistic dentistry, Richmond Family Dentistry provides general and cosmetic dentistry for the entire family.
McGuire noted that he believed that the fundamental definition of holistic dentistry must include the practice of mercury-free and mercury-safe dentistry, something he communicates through his books and educational material found on his Web site.
To this end, she might pay special attention to two areas of increasing interest that were not included: holistic dentistry and environmental medicine.
Holistic dentistry was pioneered in the UK in the 1980s by Dr Jack Levenson, author of Menace In The Mouth, published by What Doctors Don't Tell You (priced pounds 12 incl p&p from the Brompton Clinic).