Total Health Dental Care provides holistic, comprehensive care for East Bay area patients. You can visit locations in Berkeley, Old Oakland, Montclair, and Piedmont, California.
Holistic dentistry is the approach to caring for the entire patient, as well as their immediate symptoms. When it comes to dental issues, we look at the big picture and help people change their lives so that they not only correct current issues, but prevent future dental or recurrent dental problems. There is evidence linking dental health to other medical conditions, and it is important to keep the whole person healthy, from their teeth to their toes.
There are a variety of connections between dental health and whole body health. For example, when the immune system is affected, the body may be less able to manage the bacteria levels present in the mouth. Similarly, there are links to cardiovascular disease and endocarditis due to inflammation and infection due to increased bacteria levels. If you are ill and not effectively able to managed the bacteria in your mouth, it can spread to other parts of your body through your digestive and respiratory systems.
There are some medical conditions that affect your dental health as well. Diabetes reduces the body’s resilience to infection, which can increase your risk of gum disease. There are links between osteoporosis and tooth loss. Also, some forms of cancer can affect your oral health.
It is always important to let your dentist know about other health issues you are dealing with as well as any medications or supplements you are taking.
Holistic dentistry considers each patient's total body health. Some of the guiding principles of holistic dental care include:
While all dentists will encourage a healthy diet, holistic dentists are careful to avoid putting any unnecessary substances into your body such as amalgam fillings for cavities. They aim to provide the best care for your total body health as well as taking care of your teeth and gums.
Our offices accept most Dental PPO plans. Plans obtained through Covered CA or any HMO plans are not accepted at any of our offices.
"I've been a member at Total Health for a few years and have always had a great experience. I took advantage of free massages available to members. Highly recommended."
"My 3yr old had his first dentist visit. They were awesome & family friendly! The office is modern and clean. It was a really great experience. I'm so glad we visited."
"I usually hate going to the dentist because they always cause more pain than needed. But this place is amazing! I'll be back for all dental work in the future."
"The best Dentist office, friendly staff, clean, & they explain everything going on with your teeth. If you're looking for a great Dentist you have found them!"
"This is the best dentist I have ever been too. Everyone who works there is friendly and the place is clean. Pretty much it's the best dentist office in the world!!!!"
"There's no way to prepare yourself for how great this office is. Friendly staff, appealing decor, & considerate-what more could I ask for? I'll never go anywhere else."
"The practice is clean, well-run and has the latest equipment. The front office staff are all pleasant and helpful. They have holistic service options for patients also."
"The dentists at this practice are excellent, trained in the newest procedures, personable, caring and precise. I highly recommend Total Health for all dental care!"
"I feel like I've received the best oral care when I leave the office. The staff is genuinely friendly and the service is second to none!"