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holistic dentistryA 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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