Sharon Ben-Roohi DDS provides biological dentistry in Santa Monica. Many patients who have never experience biological dentistry wonder what it is, and if it might help them.
Sometimes known as holistic dentistry or biologic dentistry, biological dentistry is a different approach to the care of teeth – an approach that considers the patient’s entire state of physical and emotional health when assessing his or her dental health. A biological dentist understands that what happens to teeth and gums can affect the rest of the body and vice versa. Poor oral hygiene, miss-aligned bite, or failing/leaking fillings can lead to health problems, such as heart disease, temporomandibular disorder (TMD), inflammatory responses and other conditions. Biological dentistry addresses dental health issues in ways that benefit the body as a whole, an approach is known as holistic care.
How Biological Dentistry in Santa Monica is Different from Traditional Dentistry
Biological dentistry is different from traditional dentistry in that biological dentistry features the use of procedures, techniques, and equipment that reduce exposure to harmful substances. Out of necessity, traditional dentistry had always used x-rays to image the teeth and jawbones, and these old-fashioned x-rays exposed patients to radiation.
Traditional dentists also used amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, which contain mercury, silver and other metals such as copper and tin that could leave the filling and travel to other parts of the body. Certain factors, such as grinding teeth, drinking hot liquids, chewing hard objects, and the number of fillings a patient has, can affect how much mercury can leave the fillings. Mercury can also leave the fillings during the placement of the filling, its replacement or during its removal. Biological dentists use other materials, such as BPA-free composites, to fill cavities.
Santa Monica Dentist Offers Biological Dentistry
Sharon Ben-Roohi DDS performs a variety of biological dentistry procedures, including low radiation digital x-rays, biocompatible BPA free dentistry, safe removal of amalgam fillings, and minimally invasive treatment options. Each of these dental procedures benefits the patient’s dental and whole-body health while exposing the patient to the least amount of radiation, toxins and other biological hazards as possible.
When consulting with patients regarding oral care, our biological dentists in Santa Monica look at the big picture, including the patient’s diet, lifestyle, habits and individual physiology that frequently affect a patient’s oral health.
Our Santa Monica biological dentist also assesses dental health issues that can lead to health issues in the body. Identifying and addressing these dental health issues early can reduce the patient’s risk of developing heart disease or other serious medical conditions later in life.
For more information about biological dentistry in Santa Monica, contact Sharon Ben-Roohi DDS. We provide biological dentistry with a holistic approach for whole-body health and wellness for a lifetime.