Why Holistic Dentistry?
Our dentists can help you understand many underlying health complications potentially related to the oral cavity that may otherwise go undetected. Contributes to the overall health and wellness of both the oral cavity and the body.
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Biological Dentistry is an approach to dentistry that takes into account the physiologic and energetic relationships between the oral cavity and the body. It goes beyond the traditional, mechanical dental approach-filling a cavity, removing plaque or pulling an impacted tooth like a normal dentist office. Instead, Biological Dentistry integrates traditional dental services and body health while assessing which services should be sought with regard to overall priority.
The oral cavity-teeth, gums, palate, cheek, lips, tongue, jawbone, and tonsil area-is intimately connected to the rest of the body and therefore affects its health. Likewise, health of the body affects the mouth. So, for the sake of optimum overall health, when treating issues of the oral cavity and of the body, both dental and medical practitioners should consider factors outside their chosen area of expertise.
Services available in our Fairfax dentist office include:
- Tooth Whitenening
- IV Sedation Dentistry
- Mercury-Free Dentistry
- Amalgam Removal
- CEREC Dentistry
Contact us today to schedule your free dental exam.
- What conditions and illnesses do you treat?
This is a partial list of the health issues we treat:
• Alzheimer’s Disease
• Back and Neck Pain
• Gastrointestinal Disorders
• Heart Disease
• Heavy Metal Toxicity
• High Blood Pressure
• Hormone Imbalances
• Hypothyroid Infections
• Infections of all types
• Lyme’s Disease
• Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.)
• Orthodontic Issues
• Premenstrual Syndrome (P.M.S.)
• Tooth Pain
• TMJ Pain
- What is integrative medicine?
Integrative medicine combines or “integrates” the best that allopathic or conventional medicine has to offer, with the best that alternative disciplines have to offer, all directed at the identification of the “source” of illness or disease, and the resultant treatment of it. Integrative medicine focuses on treating the cause of a disorder as opposed to just treating the symptoms.
- What types of doctors/practitioners make up the team at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers?
Our team at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers includes:
• Biologic Dentists (DMDs and DDSs)
• Medical Doctors (MDs)
• Holistic MDs
• Naturopaths (NDs)
• Acupuncturists (L.Ac.)
• Chiropractors (DCs)
• Colon Hydrotherapists
• Massage Therapists
- What services does Natural Horizons provide?
The services our Centers provide include, but are not limited to:
• Allergy Elimination
• Biologic Dentistry
• Biologic Terrain Measurement
• Comprehensive Cancer Care (IPT)
• Chelation for Heavy Metals
• Chinese Medicine
• Colon Hydrotherapy/Colonics
• Craniosacral Therapies
• Electrodermal Screening
• Herbal Therapy
• Intravenous Vitamin Therapy
• Lifestyle Counseling
• Lymphatic Drainage
• Massage Therapy
• Mercury-Free Dentistry
• Myofascial Therapy
• Natural Hormone Therapy
• Naturopathic Medicine
• Neural Therapy
• Nutrition Counseling
• Osteopathic Manipulation
• Osteopathic Orthodontics
• Oxygen Therapy
• Stress Management
• Thermography Screening
• Tooth Whitening
- What is biologic dentistry?
Biologic Dentistry recognizes and deals with the intimate relationship between the oral cavity (the mouth) and the rest of the body. Many diseases can have their origin in the oral cavity or are exacerbated by factors in the mouth, such as: toxic dental materials (mercury, nickel, fluoride, aluminum, etc.); infections of the teeth, gums, jaw bone or tonsils; jaw or tooth imbalances; or electrical currents generated by metal restorations. By resolving such issues in the oral cavity, illnesses can be prevented, resolved or more responsive to treatment.
One researched and well-documented example is the connection between gum disease and heart disease. Unhealthy gums produce high levels of bacteria, which are then transported by the bloodstream to the heart. The bacteria can then infect and alter the inner lining of the blood vessels within the heart. This begins the deposition of calcium and cholesterol within the vessels, which can form a blockage in the blood vessels and result in a heart attack.
Biological Dentistry: Recognizing the Links Between the Oral Cavity and Body
One reason the oral cavity affects the rest of the body is because of its close proximity to the junction between the brain and the top of the spinal cord, the thyroid, the parathyroid glands in the neck, the major circulatory channels for the blood (jugular vein and carotid artery), the lymphatics (tonsils, thoracic duct) and respiratory centers. Also in this area is the sphenobasilar symphysis atlas, the structure at the base of the skull that determines much of our structural alignments.
The oral cavity and midface is fed by greater than half the entire autonomic nervous system which regulates the body's entire response to stress from our environment (see Autonomic Response Testing ART). These factors alone cause irritants or stressors in the oral cavity to affect the entire body.
The most obvious link between the oral cavity and the rest of the body is that the oral cavity is the body's entry point for nutrients. But it's also an intake area for toxins, and microbes. If it functions poorly due to bad teeth, decreased saliva, compromised antimicrobial defenses (tonsils removed, low levels of digestive enzymes), the rest of the body is taxed and compromised, because it must then assume these functions. The oral mucosa, which lines the oral cavity, is highly permeable and anything absorbed through it immediately gets into the blood and lymphatic systems as well all spaces between the cells.
The oral cavity can also foster many pathologic microorganisms. If these microbes grow unchecked under the gums (periodontal disease), within teeth (abscesses) or in a hole in the jaw (cavitation or NICO) they produce an ongoing source of infection carried by the blood and lymph to the rest of the body. Oral microbes cultured from around the body have shown to be risk factors in heart disease, strokes, and diabetes.
Dental materials such as fluoride, amalgam fillings, and nickel used in crowns, partial dentures, and orthodontic appliances introduce toxicity and electric current into the body. These currents and toxins each effect health in various ways depending on various factors in the body, and they can lead to compromised health and chronic or degenerative diseases discussed elsewhere in this Website.
Acupuncture meridians-the energy channels that run throughout the body-are connected to teeth and other oral cavity structures. Anything adversely affecting the teeth or these structures will impact tissues and organs throughout the body along that particular acupuncture meridian. For example, problems with the front teeth can affect the kidney, bladder, uterus and prostate because those organs share the same acupuncture meridian.
An integrated, biological approach to dentistry, performed by a knowledgeable practitioner, provides a more comprehensive approach to dentistry which is key to achieving optimum, overall health.
Truly qualified biological dentists are hard to find because of the training and expertise necessary to fully understand the number of specialties involved. Natural Horizons Health & Wellness Center can refer you to a number of experienced biological Dentists.
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