holistic dentistry


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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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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).
Victor Zeines, a New York dentist who has espoused holistic dentistry for almost 25 years, has developed an herb-based line of oral care products called The Natural Dentist.
He specializes in cosmetic dentistry, but also provides a wide array of services for the entire family, including holistic dentistry and sedation dentistry.