It would seem that living in the information age, we would be able to find nearly anything (except maybe our keys!), but many people find it nearly impossible to find a good holistic dentist. People have many reasons for wanting to find a holistic dentist. Some simply like the idea of being seen as more than just a set of teeth and gums.
Others are reassured by the fact that holistic dentists will not put mercury or any other toxic substance into their mouths, instead looking for safe alternatives. Many just like knowing they are receiving the best treatment possible, treatment that will benefit their entire bodies, not just their teeth. Whatever your reason for seeking out a holistic dentist, here are some tips to help you in your search.
To start, visit the website for the Holistic Dental Association. This organization has a database filled with dentists who have made a commitment to providing the highest possible standard of care possible, not just for your teeth, but for you as a whole person. If you go to a dentist who is a member of this organization, you can rest assured that you will receive high quality care.
If you happen to be one of the unfortunate people who either does not live close to a holistic dentist, or at least not one that can fit you in as a new patient, you may have to travel a little farther than you might like. If there is any way you can make this work, I assure you it will be worth the drive. However, if you just can’t make it happen, or if you have a good relationship with your dentist and don’t want to leave, have a discussion the next time you’re in the office. Not all dentists who follow holistic ideals claim the label, so you might be surprised at just how holistic they prove to be.