Dr. Paul Larsen is a holistic dentist in Bountiful, UT. But what does being a holistic dentist and practicing holistic dentistry mean? Dr. Larsen explains what all is involved with holistic dentistry and how it can benefit you.
What is Holistic Dentistry?
Holistic dentistry focuses on the belief that your oral health impacts your overall well-being. We want to focus on making sure that the techniques and products that we use are something that’s not going to harm anything else in your body. The focus is on treating the underlying causes that are giving you your dental problems. This practice is also often called biological dentistry. We want to help you keep as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.
Your oral health is essential to the health of the rest of your body. It’s all connected. Both your digestive and respiratory systems are impacted by the health of your mouth. Problems with your oral health can cause things like diabetes, fertility issues, and cardiovascular disease. Your mouth is filled with bacteria. Any cuts or anything in your mouth can lead to infection spreading throughout your body.
Ozone therapy is used throughout the healthcare industry to help reduce the number of bacteria in the body. Used in your mouth, it can stop early tooth decay and cavities in their tracks, before they can cause serious damage to your teeth. Ozone therapy is also used in the fight against periodontal disease and before a root canal procedure to sterilize the area.
Removing Amalgam Fillings
Old fillings of this type are typically made of mercury. Over time, these fillings can leak mercury into your body. If amalgam filling removal is done incorrectly, patients can also be exposed to mercury. Dr. Larsen practices the specific standard protocol of safe removal and uses powerful suction to dispose of amalgam fillings.
Dr. Larsen will test you to see if your body has been exposed to mercury since you’ve had the filling. If we detect any in our testing, Dr. Larsen will recommend supplements that are designed to boost your immune system and help to get rid of toxins in your system. We’ll replace your old filling with a new one made of resin that’s color-matched to blend in with your tooth.
Reducing Exposure to Radiation
Instead of traditional x-rays, we offer something called the CariVu™ system. Instead of using radiation to detect cavities and cracks in your teeth, it utilizes infrared transillumination. With this advanced technology, we’re able to detect things that may not even be visible on traditional x-rays.
Holistic Dentistry From Your Bountiful, Utah Dentist
Do you want a dentist who focuses on a holistic practice of dentistry? Call us or schedule an appointment online.