Holistic Dentistry – Scottsdale, AZ

Caring for Your Body and Smile

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A holistic dentist understands the connection between your mouth and body. When your oral health is poor, it can affect your overall health. Because of this, our team at Shea Dental of Scottsdale practices dentistry with your entire body in mind. We use methods that are safest and least harmful, which include avoiding certain metals and ordering material compatibility testing. Additionally, we offer ozone/oxygen therapy. To learn more about this whole-body approach, continue reading or give us a call!

What Is Holistic Dentistry?

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Holistic, or biological, dentistry looks beyond just teeth and gums to understand how the body and mouth interact, seeking natural treatment options. While we still provide traditional services like regular cleanings, we take a comprehensive approach, considering your entire lifestyle and its impact on your health. By examining factors such as diet, habits, and lifestyle, we can identify the underlying causes of oral health issues and offer practical solutions to promote your well-being.

Benefits of Holistic Dentistry

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It's crucial to actively address and prevent microbial infections in the mouth since they can swiftly enter the bloodstream. By prioritizing the prevention and treatment of oral infections and toxic materials, we significantly reduce the risk of systemic diseases like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and dementia. This not only enhances your quality of life and potentially extends lifespan, but also saves you from extensive spending on dental and medical treatments.

Who Could Benefit from Holistic Dentistry?

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Our team not only addresses current issues with minimal invasiveness, but also passionately educates on preventing future problems. Beyond basic oral care, we emphasize nutrition, quitting smoking, balanced alcohol intake, oral pH monitoring, material biocompatibility, and referrals to compatible healthcare professionals. At our practice, you can experience dentistry that cares for your entire well-being.

Ozone Therapy

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Ozone consists of three oxygen atoms bonded together, distinct from the oxygen we breathe. Despite being unsuitable for inhalation, it significantly contributes to oral and overall health. Its potent antibacterial properties make it effective at eliminating harmful bacteria in the mouth.

Ozone therapy is particularly beneficial in dentistry in the following ways:

  • Gum Disease Treatment: Combatting gum disease involves applying ozone into gum pockets, promoting healing and infection control.
  • Addressing Cavities: Unlike conventional drilling, ozone effectively eliminates decay-causing bacteria inside teeth, offering a less invasive alternative, especially suitable for children.
  • Root Canal Treatment: Ozone sterilizes tooth pulp thoroughly, minimizing the need for future endodontic procedures.
  • Others Uses: Ozone aids in reducing dental sensitivity, enhancing post-extraction healing, and more.