Holistic Dentistry Specialist

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Total Health Dental Care

Dentists & Orthodontists located in Piedmont, CA & Old Oakland, Oakland, CA

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 Q & A

What is Holistic Dentistry?

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.

What is the Connection Between Dental Health and Overall Health?

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.

How is Holistic Dentistry Different Than Traditional Dentistry?

Holistic dentistry considers each patient's total body health. Some of the guiding principles of holistic dental care include:

  • Correct and effective nutrition to optimize dental health
  • Avoidance of toxic substances from dental materials
  • Prevention and treatment of gum disease at its biological basis

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.

Dental Insurance We Accept

Our offices accept most Dental PPO plans. Plans obtained through Covered CA or any HMO plans are not accepted at any of our offices.

Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental
Lincoln Financial Group
Principal Financial Group
United Concordia Dental
United Healthcare (Except Liberty and Community Plan)
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