The implementation of holistic practices in modern dentistry is grown in popularity increasingly over the recent years. Often referred by different names as well such natural, alternative, or biological dentistry -Holistic dentistry utilizes more types of natural remedies, taking in consideration how oral health can create change in the rest of the body.

Of course, these changes do not simply include physical changes but emotional and spiritual changes as well. For maximum benefit following treatment or during treatment, many turns towards holistic techniques from their preferred dentist. These dentists operate according to the idea that teeth form a vitally important part of your body, thus affecting your overall health in profound ways that many do not fully understand. In such cases, the benefits of holistic practices aim toward multiple areas of the body and mind. Let us delve into the specific areas of improvement by such techniques.

Physical Considerations

While the field of holistic dentistry is new, thousands of dentists put these techniques into practice for the sake of their patients. Such methodology and safe procedures ensure patients are aware of the root-cause of their issues. On another plus, taking into consideration the patient’s lifestyle and nutrition, holistic dentists warrant that they can take a less toxic and harming method to reach the desired result. Commonly applied by many alternative dentists, they prefer using extractions as to avoid possible tooth-related diseases and opening the patient to more infections due to a root canal. Thus, tooth extractions are often considered more safer, although a root canal is just as effective, to protect the patient from body wide infections.

Emotional Considerations

Once in a holistic dentist’s office, patients may be asked questions about state of mind, emotions or overall well-being leading up to your appointment or for a check-up. Dentists take the patient’s answers in considerations to provide the best experience for your dental treatment. Oral health, carries an immense amount of burden in order to keep the rest of the body health – therefore, any kind of pain or strain that a patient may be feeling can often be rooted to an underlying oral issue the patient never knew they had. Following a holistic dental treatment, patients may find that inner tensions felt before were relieved. Thus, putting the patients in a better state of emotional well-being following a simple dental treatment.

Spiritual Considerations

As many holistic dentists say, the teeth are related to organs, tissues and glands along the body’s meridians, and are energy channels through which the life force flows. Explained above, oral and dental health holds an immense importance in the body  – essentially channeling energy throughout your body. Why is this energy so important and how can we enhance it through holistic practices? This “life force” or energy, can naturally revitalize your body and holistic techniques stimulate it to be even more so. Many holistic dentists over a post-treatment recovery technique that can heal the mind and body, which is meditation. To further explain this connection between meditation and healing your body, many refer to this book known as “Meditation as Medication for the Soul” written by Rajinder Singh. The description of this book states, “This landmark book presents the proven benefits of meditation for spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional health; for improved brain function and performance; and for achieving balance, wellness, and pain management.” At Raina Dental Care, patients can receive a free copy of this book following a treatment, so be sure to stop by for an appointment and receive this book!

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