Choose A Dentist Who Prioritizes Holistic Dentistry in RosevilleDr. David Miller on Holistic Dentistry Read Transcript
I have a reputation as a holistic dentist. Holistic is a term that refers to looking at the whole body effects. I'm a holistic dentist. Oftentimes when people think holistic, they think natural and herbal type of treatments as opposed to the traditional medical type of care, and to some extent, that's true. We don't use dental amalgam in my office, period. That's the metal or silver, mercury fillings. I haven't used that since 1992.
Amalgam has serious negative effects on the human body and so we actively remove it. It's among the worst dental materials: it doesn't seal the tooth, it leaks like a sieve, we always are finding black mold and decay underneath old fillings. It also, because it has mercury in it, has an expansion factor of about 4%. The material, over time, expands approximately 3 or 4%, and teeth don't expand at all. Teeth are like glass. Probably the number one cause of cracks and breakage of teeth is due to old amalgam fillings.
Also, we provide metal-free dentistry. For many years, you had a choice of either gold crowns or porcelain fused metal crowns. Nowadays, we can use all porcelain crowns, which are beautiful. We bond them in, they support our conservative tooth structure, and they contain no metals. I have a CEREC unit so we can mill them out in one visit: an hour and a half or less, generally, to provide a crown. No second appointment, no temporary crowns, no goopy impressions. All those things help our patients be healthier in a holistic type of way.
Periodontal and gum disease is known to be a major cause of heart disease because the same bacteria that are involved in heart disease are the ones that are found in the mouth in gum disease. That has a whole body effect. Poor sleep from a sleep disorder, breathing problems such as sleep apnea, these have whole body effects too because if you're not getting proper sleep, you're not getting enough oxygen while you're sleeping, you'll have negative effects on your whole body and your life.
Your body is a giant, interconnected system, so it makes sense to care for it as a whole. Instead of treating your teeth and gums as if they were separate entities, the team at our Roseville, CA dental office considers your overall health. Dr. David Miller practices holistic dentistry, meaning he looks at the bigger picture when delivering dental care. And it means Advanced Dental Concepts is committed to providing patients with the consideration they deserve.
What happens to one part of your body can affect others. For example, if you hurt your foot, you might irritate your back muscles by walking differently. Considering this whole-body approach to your oral health will yield important results:
- The dental treatments you receive will benefit your entire body and won’t adversely affect it.
- You’ll be exposed to far less radiation because we perform X-rays less often than many dentists. Our X-rays are also digital.
- We can correct previous harmful dental treatments that cause you pain or discomfort.
- You can choose to have amalgam fillings removed and replaced with a safe, tooth-colored resin.
- We only use safe, metal-free and latex-free materials that won’t create a reaction in your body as well as fluoride-free solutions only if needed.
Call us today at 916-786-4865 to book your appointment with a dental office that treats problems, not just symptoms.
Give Your Family The Best Of Both Worlds For Their Dental Care
You may have heard that holistic medicine is based on rejecting technology and modern science. That couldn’t be further from the truth at Advanced Dental Concepts! Our office employs some of the most cutting-edge technology available in modern dentistry. We’ve also taken great care to learn procedures that will benefit your entire body – that’s the primary difference in holistic dentistry vs. traditional dentistry. For example, our office is metal-free, amalgam-free, and latex-free because these materials are known to cause medical problems for some people. Other services we offer for your general health include:
- TMJ treatment, which may eliminate pain from your jaw all the way to your shoulders and back
- Sleep apnea treatment, which can diminish your risk for diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes
Your general health is serious business, and you shouldn’t entrust it to just anyone. Dr. David Miller has the credentials you can trust, like memberships – as well as Fellowships, Masterships, and Diplomates – in several organizations dedicated to studying and relieving pain related to dental issues:
- The International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
- The American Board of Craniofacial Pain
- The American Board of Orofacial Pain
- The American Academy of Pain Medicine
- The International College of Oral Implantologists
- The American Orthodontic Society
Get Safe Family Dentistry For Your Whole Crew
Our philosophy is that your family deserves a dentist who considers their health an ethical issue. Our pledge to do no harm doesn’t just apply to smiles. Your loved ones are worth caring for from teeth to toes!
Call Advanced Dental Concepts today at 916-786-4865 to see what makes holistic dentistry an ideal approach to your oral and general health.