Biological dentistry, often referred to as holistic dentistry, is gaining recognition for its approach to oral healthcare.
While some people are put off by the higher initial price tag than traditional dental treatments, choosing holistic dental care can be a better financial decision in the long run– and save you from a lot of headache (literally) down the road.
Biological dentists are highly qualified professionals with either a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) or a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DDM) degree, just like traditional dentists. Biological dentists have gone to dental school and have all of the training a traditional dentist has– they simply have a different approach to oral healthcare.
Unlike conventional dentists who often focus solely on the mouth, biological dentists understand that oral health is closely intertwined with the overall well-being of the body, and this idea informs all of their treatment choices.
One of the most important parts of biological dentistry is the use of biocompatible materials for dental procedures, including fillings, crowns, and implants. These materials closely mimic the natural properties of teeth and are entirely non-toxic. The result is dental work that lasts longer and does not release harmful substances into the body– which not only keeps your body clean and functioning with less toxins but prevents expensive health issues down the road.
While some biocompatible materials are more expensive than their traditional counterparts, they are worth the extra spend to keep for body safe. For example, traditional cavity fillings may contain mercury, which is a hazardous substance. Biological dentists’ preference of safer composite or glass ionomer materials not only look more aesthetically pleasing but minimize negative effects on the body.
Traditional dentists frequently recommend fillings at the first sign of tooth decay. These fillings typically last for 5 to 10 years, or even less if improperly placed. When replacements become necessary, more tooth tissue is removed, raising the risk of complications. The cycle of frequent fillings, replacements, and potential root canal treatments can accumulate significant costs over a lifetime, often exceeding $10,000 for the care of a tooth that may eventually require extraction. Biological dentistry, with its focus on long-lasting treatments, tries to spare patients the discomfort and inconvenience of repeated procedures.
Most biological dentists accept health insurance plans, but you should confirm your dentist’s insurance coverage. Make sure to get a detailed cost estimate for any dental procedure to ensure transparency in pricing– and do your research before visiting a biological dentist to make sure you understand how biological dentistry may fit in your journey towards health.
While biological dentistry may seem costlier initially, its long-term benefits and commitment to preserving natural tooth tissue, employing durable, non-toxic materials, and emphasizing overall health makes holistic dentistry a wise financial choice!
By embracing a biological approach, you can invest in your well-being while ensuring a healthier and more cost-effective dental journey.
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