Holistic dental care detects symptoms of potential problems early on. This allows our team of specialists to address issues before they escalate, causing more serious oral and overall health concerns. Holistic dentistry reduces or eradicates potentially toxic substances from your body, helping your overall health and wellbeing.
At Casuarina Dental Family and Holistic Care, we believe that dental treatment must be bio-compatible with the whole body and not compromise your general health and well being. In our dental practice all materials are specifically selected for you with your own bio-compatibility in mind.
An Expansive Medical History
To determine appropriate treatment options, our skilled dentists perform a full medical workup, including conditions, medications, sensitivities and allergies before proceeding with dental treatment.
Finding the proper treatment is a highly individualised aspect of our holistic approach to dentistry. We will present all of your options to you so you can make an informed choice for the future of your oral and overall wellness.
Perhaps the most publicised oral condition having an impact on overall health are the links that research has revealed between gum disease and whole-body systemic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and respiratory illnesses. We perform deep dental cleanings and follow-up care designed to improve your oral and overall health. When necessary, we work closely with local periodontists (gum specialists) to treat more severe cases of periodontitis.
BPA-Free, Tooth-Coloured Dental Fillings
Unlike amalgam (mercury) fillings, we use aesthetic ceramic like material to seal and repair teeth with decay or damage. These materials come in a variety of shades to match existing teeth for a solution that looks natural and supports patients with metal sensitivities, allergies or concerns about the presence of mercury in amalgams.
Amalgam removal in our Casuarina dental clinic is done safely and conscientiously. As part of our strict protocol, we use a rubber dam (a protective barrier) to prevent amalgam from leaking into the body and for environmentally responsible disposal. Among other measures, we use state-of-the-art air filtration to keep the air mercury-free in the treatment room and near the patient’s airway as an added safety precaution.
Our dentists then replace amalgam dentistry with tooth-coloured, BPA-free options.
Oral Appliance Treatment Options
Whenever we can prevent the development of a serious oral or medical condition, we believe that is the best approach. Part of our preventive approach to dentistry utilises oral appliance therapies for orthodontic development, sleep apnoea and bruxism (teeth grinding).
Myobrace – Young children may develop growth patterns that can lead to the need for extensive orthodontics and even extractions in the future. As a way to prevent this from happening and in order to guide facial growth, we provide early childhood evaluations. Please see here for more information on Myobrace.
Continuous open airway therapy – With the guidance of a GP, patients with sleep apnoea often prefer this treatment over CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) therapy that requires the use of a mask. We offer this innovative sleep apnoea treatment alternative. At Casuarina Dental, we work with our in-house GP who can help diagnose and treat sleep disorders according to your needs.
Learn more about our holistic approach to dentistry by contacting Casuarina Dental Family & Holistic Care to arrange a consultation. Our dentists and the entire team are committed to providing you with dentistry that improves your overall wellness while taking care of your smile.
A growing number of people are waking up to the benefits that holistic dentistry can bring. Casuarina Dental offers a complete suite of holistic dentistry services, enabling our patients to receive the high-quality, holistic care they're looking for. Our practitioners are fully qualified, experienced and ensured. They provide an empathetic, patient-led service that's tailored to meet individual needs.
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What Are The Benefits Of Holistic Dentistry?
Rather than simply treating problems connected to the teeth and jaw, a holistic dentist treats the person as whole. This approach involves listening to the patient's needs and working with them to establish a plan of treatment that improves not only dental health, but potentially also results in better whole-body physical and mental health.
Holistic dentistry offers several benefits which conventional dentistry does not. Some of these include:
A Wider Range Of Treatment Approaches
A holistic dentist will suggest treatments that could benefit the entire body, such as the removal of amalgam fillings that could be causing health problems for some individuals.
If required, a holistic dentist will refer their patient to other professionals for additional treatments that could result in improved overall health.
A Patient-centred Solution
Holistic dentistry involves putting the patient at the heart of the treatment process. We take your worries, concerns and overall health seriously. During the assessment process, we consider not only your dental needs, but also the way in which your oral health impacts on other areas of your well-being. Our aim is to create a wide-ranging treatment plan that delivers optimal results, tailored to meet your specific health needs.
Holistic Dentistry FAQs
Are My Amalgam Fillings Damaging My Health?
Amalgam fillings are made of a mixture of copper, mercury, tin and silver. Whilst some people are able to tolerate amalgam fillings, others are sensitive to the metals (particularly mercury). This sensitivity can cause a range of unpleasant health problems.
If you are one of the people who are badly affected by amalgam fillings, their removal and replacement with a modern, metal-free alternative could make a positive difference to your health.
Do You Carry Out Standard Dental Procedures Such As Fillings And Extractions?
Yes! We are holistic dentists who offer a complete range of dental treatments. These include conventional dental treatments, such as fillings, bridges, crowns and extractions, as well as orthodontics, denture fitting, gum treatments, tooth whitening and oral hygiene services.
Are Holistic Dentists Qualified?
Absolutely! Our holistic dentists are all fully qualified and insured, in line with state and national requirements. The differences between a holistic dentist and a conventional dentist are that we take a different approach and potentially suggest a wider variety of treatments and therapies, aimed at improving general health as well as oral health.
Many patients find that the more wide-ranging, holistic approach to dentistry results in lasting benefits to their well-being.