You might have seen the term holistic dentistry on many of our blog posts and articles at Green Dentistry in San Francisco CA. But what does it really mean? There is a commonly-held belief that ‘holistic’ is code for ‘alternative’ or ‘bogus’ dentistry options. We beg to differ! At our practice, what we mean by holistic is simple: we employ a whole-health approach to our dental services.
Holistic Dentistry (also called Natural or Biological Dentistry) focuses on oral health in the context of overall wellness. We take into account a patient’s systemic health – that is, the health of all interconnected systems – in order to benefit the entire body and not just the mouth.
This way, we are different from your average dental clinic. Most dentists are only focused on your dental habits; we focus on lifestyle.
A holistic dentist takes into account your emotional health as well! Often how we feel can affect us on a biological level; so can what we eat or drink. Our team analyzes all of these factors when coming up with your oral health plan. The result is a path that has been designed specifically for you and not just a one-size-fits-all treatment.
Our team is led by Dr. Patel who, as a whole-health dentist, has closely studied the relationship between oral and systemic health. We work with certified professionals to ensure the cutting-edge technology, procedures, and products we use are safer for you than traditional dental solutions like mercury fillings and fluoride treatments.
Green Dentistry in San Francisco CA has the tools you need to take control of your health and your happiness. We can’t wait to add you to our list of satisfied patients! People come to us from Sebastapol, Menlo Park, and the Peninsula for cosmetic dentistry, gum therapy and so much more. Request an appointment today!