If you Google the word “holistic” (or look it up in the dictionary) you’ll get a definition that goes something like this: “placing an emphasis on the body’s parts, and their relation to the whole.” The word has been trendy for a decade or more, but at Green Dentistry in San Francisco, “holistic” is a lot more than a buzzword.
As a holistic dental practice we do not use dental materials that could be harmful to the rest of your body. A classic example would be traditional, or “amalgam,” fillings. They use mercury, which is a known toxin. For that reason alone, we do not, and will never, use amalgam fillings.
Since we’re on the subject, we’d like to note that as recently as September 2020, the American Dental Associaton reaffirmed its position that amalgam fillings are safe. Be that as it may, you can be assured that the fillings we use are mercury-free.
To put things another way, the services we provide are good not just for your teeth and gums, but for the rest of your body, too. Caring for your mouth, body, and even your mind is our priority.
Sometimes you hear holistic dentistry described as “alternative.” That’s another buzzword! Yes, the procedures and materials we use are not the same as with what might be called a “traditional” dentist. That’s because we are committed to your overall health. It’s the way we’ve always been and the way we alwayswill be.
At Green Dentistry in San Francisco, holistic dentistry means we understand that healthy teeth and gums are essential to your overall health. People from Sebastapol, Menlo Park, and the Peninsula get the same services other dentists provide, such as cosmetic dentistry. But you’ll also get peace of mind. Call us to schedule an appointment today!