People sometimes ask me exactly what “holistic dentistry” means.
To me, it means your dentist considers the effects of dental work on the whole body and overall health.
An example of this: If there are things like hidden infections in the bone or teeth, these can cause larger health problems.
Moonlight Beach Dental has a number of benefits and advanced technology in place to meet that overall health philosophy.
We use a 3D cone beam for diagnosis of some of these problems, since this allows us to essentially evaluate all structures in the mouth via 3D x-rays.
There’s also a focus on your medical history. Certain autoimmune diseases can be triggered by going to the dentist, so patients are screened for that.
Mercury removal is a big specialty here, and our office has the expertise and training to remove mercury fillings safely – which is critical.
We also have a holistic endodontist, so root canals can be performed in a modern, holistic way using lasers and ozone. It also happens to be completely painless, and it cleans the tooth nearly to the point of sterilization – which is a big step up from the old fashioned, barbaric, painful, and ineffective way of doing root canals.
An in-house surgeon is available who can place zirconia dental implants, and use platelet rich fibrin and other materials that are made from your blood – so they are 100% compatible with your body and promote faster healing.
The office also has a number of top-of-the-line air filtration systems and patient protection measures – so everyone is better protected from pathogens.