Portland’s Premier Holistic Dental Care: Beyond Just Teeth
Holistic Dentistry, also known as Biological Dentistry, is based on the concept that a patient’s oral health is closely tied to their overall well-being and the health of the rest of their body. As Division Street Dental, we help our patients live their best lives by optimizing not just their oral health but their overall well-being too!
Holistic Dentistry Treats the Whole Body, Naturally
The oral cavity is the gateway to your body. It’s where everything enters and leaves, but it also has a lot of risks. When you have bad teeth or compromised anti-microbial defenses due to tonsils being removed for some reason, there are more entry points into what should be an impenetrable fortress – namely your mouth!
Oral cavities are one of the most important places for pathogenic microorganisms, which is why it’s so crucial to maintain healthy teeth and gums. If these microbes grow unchecked under the gum line (periodontal disease), within a tooth itself (abscesses) or in an opening on your jaw bone called NICOs, then they produce continual sources of infection carried by blood and lymph throughout the body. So far researchers have found that oral cavity-born microbes can be risk factors for heart diseases such as atherosclerosis
Cut the Toxins from Your Life
Did you know dental materials such as fluoride, amalgam fillings, and nickel used in crowns can introduce both toxicity and electric current into the body? These currents and toxins affect health depending on factors like what is happening inside of your body at that time. This can lead to compromised health or chronic degenerative diseases where you have no energy for anything else but sleep all day long!
The use of various chemicals in dental work can lead to chronic degenerative and autoimmune diseases. Unaware consumers may not even know if the different metals used are safe for their bodies or will cause complications down the road.
Patients should consider getting Material Compatibility Testing before any procedures so they have a better idea about what might be best for them. Division Street Dental does not use such materials as amalgams, fluoride, etc, since it is important that patients feel comfortable with who’s working on their mouth!
Dr. Noor Khaki‘s holistic dental care will help you work closely with your MD, Naturopath, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, and other medical advisors to provide the most optimal treatment for all of your different needs in one place.
Safe Dental Practices & Non-Toxic Treatments
Traditional dentistry often entails the use of fillings that contain mercury (which is toxic, according to the World Health Organization) or chemical bleaching agents for whitening teeth. Scary, right?
At Division Street Dental, we use only safe, natural, BPA-free, organic materials that are biocompatible, which means they won’t cause any kind of allergic or adverse reaction to your body. To determine whether a material is biocompatible with you, we use a variety of techniques including reviewing your in-depth medical history, blood tests, stress assessments, and even applied kinesiology.
We use dental techniques that allow for preserving your natural teeth wherever possible, drilling only when absolutely necessary and then using a natural material like resin or ceramic as a filling. In fact, many of our patients come to us specifically in order to have their mercury-containing dental amalgam fillings removed and replaced with natural ones.
Additionally, we steer clear of root canals and fluoride as they can cause long-term negative impacts on your health. Root canals can allow for harmful bacteria to enter the bloodstream, causing infection and then necessitating an even more invasive and painful procedure.
Beyond performing the standard preventative dental care of cleanings and exams, we can also help lessen your risk of other illnesses that aren’t traditionally associated with dentistry. For instance, poor oral health has been linked to 57 different diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. With the proper dental care, we can reduce those risks.
Immune System Support
A strong immune system and your oral health are closely linked, with healthy teeth and gums playing a vital role in your immune system’s ability to function properly and vice versa. If you’ve been feeling run down or getting sick often, we can work with you and your primary care physician (MD, ND, DO) to help strengthen your immune system and improve your oral health to get you back to peak health.
Genetics as well as other risk modifiers can play a huge part in your inflammatory condition, which is why we customize each individual treatment plan based on their needs.
We even look at your emotional health in addition to your physical health! If you are stressed or overwhelmed, it can have a negative impact on your overall health. For instance, stress can cause you to grind your teeth while you sleep, which can lead to a whole host of symptoms like jaw pain, chipped teeth, migraines, and more.
As holistic dentists, we will help you identify stressors in your life and come up with a plan for how to reduce or eliminate stress in order to properly manage your dental care.
Other Dental Services We Offer
To keep your family healthy with a radiant smile, Division Street Dental provides a diverse range of specialized services:
- Biological Dentistry: Embracing a natural approach to dental care.
- Teeth Whitening: Brighten your smile with our professional whitening treatments.
- Laser Teeth Whitening: Achieve quicker, more effective results with advanced whitening technology.
- Preventive Care: Focus on preventing dental issues before they arise.
- Cosmetic Dentistry: Enhance the beauty of your smile with our various treatments.
- Dental Implants: Replace missing teeth with durable, natural-looking implants.
- Laser Dentistry: Innovative, painless procedures using advanced laser technology.
- Sleep Apnea: Solutions to ensure a good night’s sleep without interruptions.
- Amalgam Removal: Safe removal of amalgam fillings, prioritizing your health.
For a detailed understanding of each service and how it can benefit your oral health, browse our complete offerings. We’re dedicated to ensuring you and your family maintain impeccable oral health!
Additionally, we offer Invisalign and Lite Smiles Clear Aligners, night guards and sports guards, and a variety of therapies (such as Myofunctional Therapy) to preserve and strengthen your teeth and gums. And of course, all of these services are done with no toxic chemicals or harmful substances!
Holistic Dental FAQs
Dive into our frequently asked questions to discover what sets Division Street Dental apart as Portland’s leading holistic dental care provider.
What is Holistic Dentistry?
Holistic Dentistry, or Biological Dentistry, believes that oral health is interlinked with a person’s overall health. It emphasizes treating the whole person and their well-being, not just their teeth.
Why is oral health so significant to overall health?
The mouth acts as the primary gateway to our body. Bad oral health can provide entry points for pathogenic microorganisms which, if unchecked, can result in systemic diseases like heart diseases or atherosclerosis.
What toxic dental materials should one be cautious about?
Materials like fluoride, amalgam fillings, and nickel in crowns can introduce toxicity and electric currents into the body. Over time, this may lead to health complications.
How does Division Street Dental ensure safe dental practices?
We exclusively use safe, natural, BPA-free, organic materials that are biocompatible. Additionally, we aim to preserve natural teeth, avoiding unnecessary procedures, and we don’t use harmful treatments like root canals or fluoride.
How is preventative care approached?
Beyond the standard dental cleanings and exams, we also consider the broader health implications. Poor oral health has been associated with numerous diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. We aim to reduce these risks with proper dental care.
How do holistic dentists view the immune system’s relation to oral health?
There’s a strong correlation between a robust immune system and good oral health. Healthy teeth and gums significantly influence the immune system’s efficacy.
What role does stress play in dental health?
Chronic stress can lead to dental issues like teeth grinding during sleep. This can result in jaw pain, chipped teeth, migraines, and more. We help patients identify and manage stressors for better dental health.
Interested? Speak With a Holistic Dentist Today!
If you’d like to learn more about holistic dentistry, please give us a call at 503-774-3033! Our friendly front desk staff can answer any questions you have and get you on the books for your new patient appointment. Visit us at 7600 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206.