More and more people are recognizing the benefits of a holistic approach to dental health. Here in the Bay Area, Green Dentistry in San Francisco is a leading holistic dental practice.
Traditional dentistry views the mouth as something that is apart from the rest of the body. Holistic dentistry, on the other hand, recognizes the fact that the mouth is part of the overall system, and that dental health and general health are intertwined.
If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the mouth is a window into your body’s health. Here’s just one example: the buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth can be a sign of plaque and tatar builduip in the arteries. For another, the same bacteria associated with gum disease has been found in the hearts of people with heart disease. It’s even been found in cancer cells in people with pancreatic cancer.
As a holistic dental practice we discourage the use fluoride. Maybe you have always thought fluoride is important. It is true that the American Dental Association recommends fluoridated toothpaste, and even using it on babies when their teeth begin coming in.
But fluoride is a known neurotoxin, and there are alternative products and treatments that can strengthen teeth. Be sure to ask us.
At Green Dentistry in San Francisco, our holistic dentistry is an extension of a healthy lifestyle that includes natural foods and consumer goods. Patients from Sebastapol, Menlo Park, and the Peninsula come to us for complete holistic general dentistry, and much more. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!