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.
The main goal of functional dentistry is to look at each patient as a whole person. Instead of only focusing on the teeth and gums, Dr. Patel believes in looking at the big picture of your overall health to ensure that you have good long-term oral health. In addition to stressing healthy habits such as brushing and flossing, we also focus on proper eating habits, exercise and how your lifestyle can affect your oral and overall health. We want patients to understand that the state of their oral health will eventually impact their overall health. Meaning that issues that can be found in the mouth such as gum disease, may eventually impact your body by causing issues such as high blood pressure.
The Functional Dentistry Difference
Dr. Patel has added different ways to evaluate your oral health. This includes using real data from X-rays and scans to evaluate your oral health both before and after treatment. Dr. Patel will also use information such as your diet, sleep patterns, how you breath and your medical history to recommend treatments.
If you are located in the San Francisco, CA area and have been experiencing frequent dental issues and are interested in getting to the root of your problem we would love to see you in our office. Dr. Patel will complete an examination and work with you to solve any problem you are having. We look forward to seeing you soon!