A graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of California’s School of Dentistry, Dr. Patel is a leader in the movement to bring environmental sanity and well-being into the dental world. As a trusted dentist, Dr. Patel provides her patients with more than just world-class dental care — she helps them recognize the vital connection between dental health and whole body health. She is also a ForbesBooks and Amazon best-selling author.

Functional Dentistry

At Green Dentistry, we are passionate about not only the state of your oral health, but your overall health as well. As a holistic dental practice, we believe in functional dentistry and getting to the root of a problem instead of just treating an issue and sending you on your way. For example, if we have a patient who is regularly experiencing decay, we are of course going to treat the problem at hand, but we are also going to become detectives to try and understand what may be causing the decay. Too many times, problems are given a quick solution without finding the root of the problem, only for the same problem to come back again and again.

It’s OK To Be Nervous

Are you postponing an upcoming hygiene examination or recommended treatment due to nerves, or are you nervous about an upcoming scheduled treatment? Believe me, I totally get how you feel. You may be surprised to learn that even I experience nerves before I visit the dentist. I want you to know that your feelings are valid, but receiving dental care is also important for your overall health. Being a dentist who practices holistic and green dentistry, I want to share some natural ways that I try to ensure my patients feel comfortable while in my office. Read on to learn more.

Green Dentistry Gives Back – Learn More About Our Efforts to Help Others

At Green Dentistry, we want to help everyone live a long and healthy life. Dr. Patel has a focus on the global community and helps make as much of a difference as she can on a daily basis. One of the ways she does this is through her dental practice. Green Dentistry is a very eco-conscious business and believes in using sustainable products. Dr. Patel has taken her beliefs and thought process on caring for oral health and brought it to India.

You Could Be Suffering From This Common Affliction And Not Even Know It!

Do you often wake with headaches or experience frequent bouts of jaw tenderness? If so, you may be experiencing a common condition that can affect both the teeth and jaw. Many patients suffer from this condition and are living with it, totally unaware. Over time, this condition can cause serious damage to the state of your oral health. Continue reading to learn more about this common condition, some of our green and holistic recommendations and to learn if you or a loved one are being affected.

Importance Of Replacing Missing Teeth

Experiencing tooth loss can bring about a number of emotions for patients. Some patients feel upset and traumatized, while others feel anger over the state of their oral health. There are a number of reasons that patients may experience tooth loss, such as trauma to the mouth, side effects of medication or a medical condition, severe decay, and family history. At Green Dentistry, one of the ways we assist our patients is to help them choose a tooth replacement option as soon as possible to restore their oral health. Patients with prolonged tooth loss or who have experienced tooth loss in one of the rear molars often question if a replacement is truly necessary, and our response is — always.

A Special Test Just For You

For years, using saliva has been common practice in the medical field. For example, paternity tests and looking for a match for treatments such as stem cell transplants use saliva testing. Over the past few years, the idea of using saliva to discover important information such as your heritage and genealogy as well as learning more about allergies and food sensitivities has really taken hold. We can now use these same testing concepts to learn more about your oral and overall health. I have recently introduced Oral Microbiome Testing in the office. Continue reading to learn more about how it can change your life.

What May Be Causing Your Jaw Discomfort

At Green Dentistry, we want patients to live their best lives. If you are constantly in a state of discomfort, suffer from regular headaches, experience tension or clicking in your jaw, you are not living your best life. In fact, you may be suffering from a common condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, also referred to as TMD. TMD is any pain or discomfort in the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jawbone to the skull, or the surrounding muscles. Patients who remain untreated live in a constant state of discomfort, are not able to fully open their jaws, and have to limit their diets. Dr. Patel is not only able to diagnose TMD, she is also able to offer life changing treatments.

Which Teeth Whitening Products Should I Use?

Would you love to brighten and whiten your smile but the number of options seem overwhelming? If you have been considering whitening your teeth, I know how confusing it can be to make a decision. It seems like everywhere you turn there is another whitening product available. I recently contributed to an article and named my top recommendations for whitening products. Continue reading to learn more about my recommendations and the link to the article.

Welcome To Green Dentistry

At Green Dentistry, we believe in creating a dental practice that cares for people and the planet. We believe that a beautiful smile begins on the inside and, with a combination of sharing the importance of total body wellness and the use of excellent dental care, we can help our patients receive the top-tier treatment they deserve. We encourage you to learn more about our practice and hear thoughts from our team and our beloved patients — click here to watch a short video.

Could I Really Have Gum Disease And Not Know It?!

When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than three months, we recommend you visit us soon. Aside from cleaning your teeth and inspecting for gum disease, we also look for other harmful dental conditions that can affect not only the state of your teeth and mouth, but your overall health as well. One of these diseases affects approximately half of American adults. Interested in learning if you possibly have this common disease? Read on to learn more.