Your Gums Are The Foundation To Your Oral Health

When you think about your mouth, it is important to think about it as a whole structure. Many people often think only of their teeth when they go to the dentist, but that is not all we do. At Green Dentistry, we take a holistic approach and consider your entire mouth as well as your whole body. One of the most important aspects of your oral health is your gums. They are the foundation of your mouth. When you think of a highrise building, it would collapse if it didn’t have a strong foundation. Your mouth is exactly the same. If your gums are not strong, your teeth will have no support and will collapse.

Gum Disease: What Are The Holistic Options?

At Green Dentistry in San Francisco CA, we use the term ‘holistic’ to refer to dental procedures that take into account your overall health, instead of just your dental or oral health. Our mission has always been to educate our patients on the connection between the mind, the body, and the smile. In this spirit,…

Importance Of Routine Care

At Green Dentistry, we believe in keeping our patients informed on how to properly care for their overall and oral health. When we have the proper knowledge, it helps us make better life decisions that can ultimately help prevent oral issues such as cavities and infections. One of the best ways to optimize your dental health is through routine oral health examinations and cleanings. During these routine appointments, we are able to thoroughly examine your oral health and detect any issues that may affect your oral health and quality of life moving forward. We also remove any lingering plaque from along the gumline and in hard to reach places to help prevent cavities and other oral health issues.

Link Between Oral And Mental Health

At Green Dentistry, we follow a holistic approach to dental care and believe the mouth, mind, and body are all connected. We do not believe the mouth should be treated as a separate entity, because it is not. Changes and feelings that are happening in your body and mind can greatly affect the state of your oral health. We often discuss the challenges that can come from certain medical conditions, but what is the link to oral and mental health?

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.