In this video, Dr. Nammy explains why she named her practice Green Dentistry. She outlines how dentist-patient relationships and a holistic approach to care are at the heart of her practice.
What Is Green Dentistry? (Video)
Hi, my name is Dr. Nammy, I am San Francisco’s green dentist. And I wanted to share with you today about what Green Dentistry is. So Green Dentistry is a service or a sect of dentistry that I have created. And the way I came to this was that I wanted to find something that was not too far left, but not too far right. I wanted to find something that was going to be very science-driven, very long-lasting, and also very thoughtful of the patients.
And I wanted to have something that, with the knowledge that I have, what would I do to myself? And what I did is create a Green Dentistry. So we are a holistic practice, meaning we talk about whole body health. How is your mouth related to the rest of your body? That is number one. Number two is that we care about our environment.
So we’re using zero toxins, we are making sure the environment that you’re in is very safe. And we have doors in each of the operatories, so that way you don’t have to worry about contamination or anything like that. So it’s very sterile, very safe, very clean. And the other thing about Green Dentistry is that it’s the way we work with our patients, and that’s the most important.
Connection Between Oral and Whole Body Health
So for me, I love what I do, and I love to share it with you. And we have a relationship that goes beyond, if there’s a hole, let me fill it.
So what we do is that we sit down together, and we spend quality time with one another figuring out, what are your concerns? What are your goals? How are we going to get there? Let’s look at your overall body. How can we link the system?
For example, if somebody comes into me and has a lot of cavities. The first thing I’m going to be looking at is not just filling the cavities, I’m going to be like, how did it get there? So we’ll actually talk about when did this process start, and what happened?
Are you having acid reflux? Are you taking any medications? What’s the root, root, root cause of the disease? Because it’s not that you’re not brushing your teeth. It’s not that you’re not flossing. That isn’t the reason why all of these things are showing up. There’s usually a deeper, underlying concern, and we get to that.
Disease Prevention and Longevity
Now, we also look if there are species of bacteria that you may have in your mouth. You may have five species of bacteria that are known to cause heart disease, diabetes, heart attacks, cancer, or even ectopic pregnancy, even diabetes. So we’ll be looking at all of that, and figuring out what is actually going on.
So how can I prevent the fire or the problem you came in with, but also how can I prevent other disease and dysfunction so that you can live a longer, healthier, or joyful life? And be able to smile, and really enjoy your smile and the way you show up in the world. Because teeth are really important. And they’re also the gateway to your health.
And that’s what Green Dentistry is about. It’s really about a customized approach to you. Customized, highly-personalized, highly-detailed approach about what is happening, how do you fix it, and how do you prevent it from happening again? And that is what I do at Green Dentistry. And I would love to invite you to come visit me, so that I can better serve you.