Holistic Dentistry in Waco
The word “holistic” comes from the word “whole.” A holistic dentist always considers whole body health while administering dental care.
Holistic dentist Dr. Steven Cutbirth does not perform “quick fixes.” He is thoughtful about every treatment he provides and ensures that it is in the best long-term interest of the patient.
There are a few distinct differences between a holistic dentist and a traditional dentist. Studies have concluded that there are links between poor oral health and:
- Heart disease.
- Premature births.
Holistic dentists apply their knowledge and advanced technology to protect patients from these whole body health problems.
A holistic dentist performs dentistry that is good for the entire body along with the teeth and gums.
Mercury Free Dentist: An Introduction to White Fillings
Mercury-free fillings, or white fillings, are one of the primary focuses of the holistic dentist.
For many years, dentists used silver amalgam as their primary tooth-filling material. This metal material was very durable, but it also contained mercury. Fortunately, dental technology has come a long way in the last few years.
When removing old mercury fillings, Dr. Cutbirth utilizes a chelator (IV Vitamin C) to bind with the toxic mercury amalgam in old mercury fillings, forming a chelate so that the metal loses its chemical effect (such as toxicity or physiological activity), as well as a rubber dam barrier in the mouth and hospital grade air filtration.
Now, mercury-free dentist Dr. Cutbirth uses primarily composite material for tooth fillings and to replace old bridges and crowns. This updated, metal-free material is durable like silver amalgam but doesn’t contain the mercury.
White fillings are designed to match your teeth flawlessly. More importantly, white fillings are safer and more advantageous for your whole body health. If you want to learn more about the benefits of white fillings, schedule a consultation with Waco dentist Dr. Cutbirth.
Caring for the Whole You
When you visit our comprehensive dental office, you can rest assured that you are receiving dental care that is beneficial for your whole body. Holistic dentist Dr. Cutbirth will design treatment plans that are customized to meet your overall health needs. These treatment plans will continue to serve you throughout your life.
To schedule a consultation or an appointment for white fillings, call our Waco dentistry office today.