Holistic Dental Health
Oral conditions don’t just affect your mouth—they can alter your lifestyle and affect the rest of your body. A holistic approach to dental health dictates that many oral diseases can be indicative of underlying medical or environmental conditions.
At Abbotsford Dental, we strive to provide our patients with the best dental and lifestyle advice to suit their condition. We treat the whole person: not just the mouth.
Conditions we can approach holistically include:
- Gum disease (including gingivitis and periodontitis)
- TMJ disorder
- Teeth grinding
- Sleep apnoea and snoring
- Bad breath
Book a consultation with Abbotsford Dental today to discuss your treatment plan.
If you want to learn more about our holistic dental clinic, keep reading.
The Holistic Health Philosophy
The world ‘holistic’ is key to understanding the beating heart behind the holistic health philosophy. With a traditional medical approach, you focus on only the body part or area that is directly affected. In the case of dental work, this might be your gums or teeth.
However, when taking a holistic approach, you focus on the body part in context of not only the physical body but also associated lifestyle factors. Holistic practitioners acknowledge bodily connectivity and how physical symptoms may arise from a whole host of factors: the ‘whole’, so to speak.
Holistic dentists don’t isolate their focus to a specific toothache but rather view it as one piece of the health puzzle. The best holistic dentist will recommend dietary or nutritional changes, herbal remedies, homeopathy, or spiritual healing practices, as well as preventative dental practices. They prioritise patient comfort, avoid invasive procedures wherever possible, and usually use natural materials instead of fluoride or amalgam.
The Best Holistic Dentist
If a holistic approach to dental health resonates with you, why not book yourself in with Abbotsford Dental? We are a dentist with locations spread out across Melbourne’s inner city, including Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Collingwood, Kew and Richmond.
Whether your gums are giving you grief or you’re struggling not to snore at night, you can walk into Abbotsford Dental assured that the best holistic dentists will get to the root of your toothache. If you want to go beyond your dental issue and feel better in all aspects of your health, book an appointment at our Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Collingwood, Kew or Richmond dentist today.