There is a growing body of scientific evidence showing that infections, toxins, and imbalances in the oral cavity and the jaw contribute to chronic illness and pain in the head, neck and other regions of the body. The field, known as Biological Dentistry, considers biomechanical, biochemical, bioelectrical and emotional factors all to be important in achieving overall good health and wellness. Unlike traditional dentistry which treats only symptoms, Biological Dentistry gets to the root causes that contribute to trauma, irritation and toxicity.
Biological dentistry is based on the concept that all dental therapies should work in harmony with the body's natural ability to heal and repair itself. Biological dentistry embodies the art and science of dentistry as it pertains to the uniqueness of each individual. It encompasses the parameters of health, comfort, function, beauty and longevity. It is focused health care.
Biological Dentistry's great contribution to health and wellness, is best summed up by Sir William Osler: "the next great advancement in medicine will come from dentists."
Biological dentistry will, out of necessity, become the dental medicine of the 21st Century.
We aim to be as non toxic and as non invasive to your body as possible.
- Providing you with a safe treatment that does not introduce or create any internal stressors. We firmly believe that your body cannot handle the effects of toxic products such as mercury and that these substances are often the cause of some major diseases and health problems. We can test you for a product that is most compatible to you and one that will have the least influence on your immune system.
- As well, we as biological dentists will investigate the effects of dental work that has used 'traditional' dental products (such as amalgams) in order to uncover any problems this is causing or may cause in the future.
- In conjunction with Nutrition Diagnostics we will investigate a complete health treatment plan to bring you to maximum health and keep you there.
To start the Victory March back to health you will need a "Winning Attitude"
The Origins Of Biological Dentistry
Biological Dentistry originated in Germany around the 1960's. It is currently being taught in Austria, Sweden, France, Italy, Colombia, England, The United States of America, and Taiwan.
The aims of this type of dentistry is to consider how treatments of the teeth and jaws will affect the immune system and overall health of the individual. The areas that are specifically addressed with Biological Dentistry include:
- Assessing the status of your immune system and its capability to maintain its function in your body.
- Measuring the effects you may have from metal toxicity and its rate of release into your system.
- Identifying hidden or residual infections including areas of necrosis and chronic inflammation -commonly known as FOCI or Dental Interference Fields.
- Detoxifying your neural, organ muscle, connective and fatty tissues of residual toxic metal.
- Identifying Electrical Currents generated from toxic metals in your system - known as Oral Galvanism (a battery effect)
What makes a Biological Office different?
Though biological dentistry incorporates most tools and techniques of traditional dentistry, the underlying philosophy is different. This affects how those tools and techniques may be used.
The focus is on the root of the Greek word bios, which means “life.” This, ultimately, is what the biological dentist does everything to promote, treating the mouth in ways that support the health and well-being of the body as a whole. They aim to minimize use of any potential dental toxins. So their practice will be mercury-free, fluoride-free, latex-free and so on. When mercury amalgam “silver” fillings must be removed, the dentist will follow strict safety protocols. Minimally invasive dentistry is the ideal: x-rays only when needed, inlays and onlays instead of full crowns, air abrasion instead of drilling when possible. Therapies such as homeopathy, acupuncture and neural therapy may be integrated with “regular” dental care.
Most dental offices will go the extra mile for patients with special needs. In a biological dental office, most patients have health challenges and particular needs. That’s why they’re there – and why biological practices make additional effort to meet them (e.g., keeping the office fragrance-free for the sake of environmentally ill patients by the use of special air-filtration systems and negative ion generators).
Here are some questions to ask when looking for a biological dentist: and Our response
- Is your office mercury-free? Absolutely If yes, how long? Since 1986. Where did you get your post graduate training in proper protocol of mercury removal? Huggins Alliance, repeated training with Hal Huggins and Sam Queen; membership with IAOMT for 30 plus years and so on...
- Do you use a rubber dam when removing mercury amalgam fillings? This doesn’t stop mercury vapor but does prevent your swallowing pieces of amalgam as it is removed. Of course
- Do you use an ultra-high speed suction? This is placed behind the rubber dam to capture mercury vapor and further reduce exposure. Of course
- Are fillings quartered into large pieces to remove? This is the accepted method, as it doesn’t generate all the mercury vapor that drilling out the whole filling does. Of course
- Do you have mercury vapor collectors in the treatment rooms? The answer you want to hear is “yes.” Of course
- Do you have water filters on each water syringe and handpiece? They may even have a “closed system” in which only bottles of sterile water are used. Of course --all systems filtered.
- Do you provide a nosepiece for breathing during the amalgam removal? This prevents your breathing mercury vapor during amalgam removal. Better still a specialized air extraction system..
- Do you use an amalgameter to measure the galvanic current coming off each filling? Again, the answer you want to hear is “yes.” Of course
- Do you do sequential removal? Those galvanic readings should guide the order of filling removal, starting with the most “charged” and ending with the least. (The current results from reactions between dissimilar metals in the mouth and electrolyte-rich saliva.) Of course
- Do you provide compatibility testing of all materials that may be used in my mouth? There are several good testing methods available. The main thing is that it gets done. Of course under Nutrition Diagnostics for those going through Total Dental Revision.
- Do you have more than 6 available options of composite materials? A biological office knows that not everyone can tolerate the same materials, so variety is the norm. Of course.
- Are you a latex-free office? Many people have allergic reactions to latex gloves and cleaning cups. Alternatives are available. Of course
- Do you offer homeopathics after exposure of an x-ray or after use of anesthetics? Most biological offices are experienced in homeopathy. Of course, particularly post surgical procedures
- Is your office a fragrance-free office? Most biological offices are experienced with environmentally sensitive patients and are thus fragrance-free. Of course, but more importantly have specialized air extraction and filtration systems present which reduce or mitigate the effects of airborne volatile hydrocarbons, mercury vapor, molds and so on.
- Do you do or recommend root canal therapy? The answer may vary but most biological dentists find that root canals (dead teeth) are extremely likely to be a burden on the immune system. They agree that nothing can sterilize a dead tooth or prevent the bacterial growth in the dentinal tubules. Of Course Not, at all. If the patient requests after being informed they are referred to a specialist endodontist. My last Root Canal was in 1990, ask me why...
- Do you work with other health practitioners who can help me prepare for amalgam removal and help with chelation of the heavy metals afterwards? A biological dentist will have a complete network of practitioners including NDs, DCs, DOs and MDs. Nutrition Diagnostics implements all of our balancing body chemistry programs and some Medical Drs or chiropractors.
- Is your office metal-free? Be specific, because some dentists use crowns that are a metal alloy base with porcelain baked on top. Some partials and dentures may have a metal frame. Not completely, Zirconium is a transitional metal yet extremely biocompatible
- Does the office use fluoride? Most biological offices understand that fluoride is toxic and make an educated choice not to fluoridate their patients. Of course not, there is no use for it.