Holistic dentistry or holistic periodontics follows the premise that each limb or body part shares a connection. The premise might not shock you, as all body parts share connections within the human body. In fact, many of us have been singing about it since childhood (the thigh bone’s connected to the backbone, etc.). While some may shy away from words like “holistic,” as it may conjure ideas of alternative medicine, The Farber Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants recognizes the importance of the body’s interconnectivity. As a matter of fact, why don’t we explain why it is so crucial!
Holistic Dentistry and the Mouth-Body Connection
As science evolves, we are learning more about the connections between oral health and the central nervous system, heart, circulatory system, immune systems, as well as many other body parts. The scientific community is beginning to confirm that even chronic low-grade infections in the mouth (e.g., gingivitis or periodontal disease) can have a significant effect on the entire body. Furthermore, even conditions like sleep apnea, TMD, or headaches can be the result of underlying dental issues. The connection between oral health and the rest of the human body highlights the importance of preventing and treating oral disease. If you find new or worsening body aches, there may be an infection in your body. We certainly recommend you visit your general practitioner as well as a periodontist or dentist for an examination.
Dr. Farber and the Farber Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants are fully committed to the mouth-body connection. Our dental implants are non-metallic, using zirconia in its place. The replacement of common metals with zirconia can remove the chance of corrosion within your mouth and remove metal allergies. (We should mention in there are cases where the doctor may need to use titanium.)
To speak with a member of the Farber Center, call 800.616.7010 or complete our contact form here: https://longislandperio.com/contact.php. Taking a big stride to improve your health doesn’t have to be an ordeal, it might be as simple as making a commitment to brushing your teeth and flossing. Small steps can make a big difference!