What is Holistic Dentistry?

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The Dental Studio practices a special kind of dentistry referred to as holistic dentistry. What exactly is that? We’re glad you asked!

Holistic dentistry is a form of complementary and alternative medicine for your teeth. It emphasizes approaching dental care in the context of well-being, not just teeth. We draw from a blend of modern science and natural healing remedies. This includes promoting advice on proper nutrition for disease prevention, avoiding toxic dental materials, and other principles.

Many dentists use mercury bound amalgam dental fillings to treat cavities. Not only are amalgams rather unsightly for the cosmetic appearance of your smile, but the mercury they contain can be harmful to your health. That’s why Dr. David S. Peterson provides tooth colored composite resin fillings.

The Dental Studio is also very careful in its promulgation and use of fluoride. Too much fluoride has been shown to create a condition called fluorosis, where the tooth enamel becomes hypomineralized, causing white spots on the teeth. In severe cases these spots can turn brown and cause physical damage to the teeth.

If you are interested in learning more about holistic dentistry, or you would like to pay a visit to our dental office in Sandy, Utah, you can call us at 801-278-4787 to schedule an appointment. We would be thrilled to meet you!