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Is Holistic Dentistry Right for Me?

Posted on August 27th, 2016

Holistic (1)Currently a hot topic of debate among dental and health professionals, holistic dentistry has gained popularity in recent years, alongside the movement toward naturopathic medicine. Dr. Meghna Dassani at Dassani Dentistry wants Houston residents to understand the differences between the two approaches to dentistry, in order to make the most informed decision when choosing a dental health professional.

What is Holistic Dentistry?

Holistic dentistry is an approach to dental care that focuses on promoting overall health and wellness, rather than the treatment of specific disease. This practice places dental problems in the context of health issues elsewhere in the body, analyzing the patient’s entire physical, emotional, and even spiritual health. Holistic dentistry is heavily focused on the importance of the body’s chemical balance, and discredits traditional dental professionals and procedures for disrupting this balance through the use of mercury fillings, root canals, and fluoride. These are a few distinct differences in practice and treatment of dental health issues you should be aware of before deciding if a traditional or holistic approach is right for you.

How do I know if Holistic Dentistry is right for me?

Because the differences are largely philosophical, or grounded in personal beliefs, it is important that you do your research before deciding on a dental health professional. A second, even third opinion is always helpful when making important decisions regarding your health.

That’s why Dr. Meghna Dassani at Dassani Dentistry is here to answer any questions you might have about traditional versus holistic dentistry, and which option is best for your needs. Whether you choose a traditional or holistic approach to dentistry, know that Dr. Dassani always recommends regular checkups every six months, regular brushing and flossing at least twice a day, a balanced diet, and regular exercise to maintain the healthiest you possible. If you have any questions, or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (281) 667-4070 or stop by our Houston dentist office today.

Sources

http://naturaldentistry.us/holistic-dentistry/what-is-holistic-dentistry/

http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/holisticdent.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holistic_dentistry

http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/DentalProducts/DentalAmalgam/ucm171094.htm

About Meghna Dassani, DMD

Dr. Meghna Dassani received her initial dental training from the University of Mumbai, India, where she graduated in 1996 as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). After working as an associate for one year, she established her own practice in Mumbai, India. She successfully operated this practice for six years prior to moving to the US. When Dr. Meghna Dassani is not in the office she is at home being a mommy to her 2 beautiful girls and enjoying time relaxing with her husband. Since opening her own practice in 2011 she doesn’t have a lot of free time but when the time allows she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, visiting with friends and family and of course SHOPPING with a Starbucks in her hand!

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