You may have been hearing more and more about Holistic Dentistry as holistic dentists are being sought out more frequently. But maybe you’re not quite sure what the difference is between a holistic dentist and a regular dentist. Let me clear things up for you.
As a group, Holistic Dentists work based on the fact that the body is an energy field made up of electrical charges. With that in mind, when you go to a holistic dentist for implants or fillings, nonmetallic materials are used so as not to disrupt the body’s electrical charge.
You see, our bodies are “electric”. Electricity is everywhere, even in the human body. Our cells are specialized to conduct electrical currents. Electricity is required for the nervous system to send signals throughout the body and to the brain making it possible for us to move, think and feel. If there are objects placed in the body that disrupt the electrical flow of signals, it can be very harmful.
Therefore, when you hear someone discussing “holistic” fillings and crowns, know that they aren’t anything mysterious. In fact they are simply materials that have no reactivity to electricity. That means no disruption to the healthy flow of signals throughout the body. For over 150 years, silver amalgam fillings have been used. However, we now know those fillings can disrupt the body’s electrical signals and, according to recent research may cause any number of health problems ranging from chronic fatigue-like symptoms to neurological problems, including Alzheimer’s disease.
There are proven methods to use while removing some of the older metallic materials to make it better and safer for all. But the bottom line is for dentistry not to create an electrical interruption.
In essence, holistic dentistry provides the proper conditions for the body to heal itself better and faster. With its focus on not introducing unnecessary chemicals or substances into the body that may harm tissues, organs or in any way interfere with the body’s natural ability to heal.