Biological dentist in Petaluma area maintains oral health and overall wellness
Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County’s approach to patient care revolves around the knowledge that a healthy mouth is a reflection of your overall wellbeing. Numerous studies have linked the inflammation associated with untreated gum disease to numerous conditions from heart disease to Alzheimer’s.
As a biological dentist, Dr. Jurina Smida understands the type of materials and techniques used in dental procedures matter, and can contribute favorably or unfavorably to your oral and overall health.
For instance, dentists through the decades have placed amalgam (silver) fillings. These fillings are partially made from mercury, a metal linked to a lengthy list of problems from migraines and mood disturbances to poor blood pressure control and poor diabetes management. Due to such risks, it’s estimated 52 percent of general dentists no longer use amalgam in restorations. Mercury-free is not the same as mercury-safe.
As a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, Dr. Smida is specially trained to safely remove silver fillings. You can’t remove these types of fillings the same way metal-free fillings are removed, because the metal releases potent vapors during this process. Procedures are in place to prevent exposure to mercury vapors that the IAOMT reports are 200 times higher than the maximum levels allowed by government agencies.
Our biological dentist uses attractive, tooth-colored restorative materials that are biocompatible, which means they do not pose a threat to living tissues. Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County, in Petaluma, is proud to offer a number of modern technologies and techniques that can improve the health of mouth, body, and mind. These tools include:
- CyberScan Cybernetic Biofeedback Technology to scan your energetic “blueprint” and develop a treatment based on personalized health patterns
- Neural Therapy approach to treat disturbances associated with the autonomic nervous system (ANS)
- Autonomic Response Testing system to assess the health and dysfunction of the ANS, which helps regulates immune function, tissue regeneration, and digestion
- Ozone Therapy, which uses energized oxygen to deliver non-toxic, immune-boosting treatment
Biological or holistic dentistry is not any one feature, characteristic, type of approach, or treatment. In addition to some of the therapies and diagnostics mentioned above, Dr. Smida uses the most conservative procedures possible. She will suggest procedures that result in the least trauma to your mouth and allow you to keep the most natural, healthy structure. Lasers also help to minimize trauma to treatment sites and allow for a more comfortable experience and expedited healing.
To experience the many benefits of biological dentistry for yourself, call (707) 781-8550 to schedule an appointment.