Holistic Dental Health Care

Have you thought of the concept of a ‘benevolent dictator’—ahem—dentist who told you what had to be done to your teeth?

Dentists, who practice holistic dentistry believe that it is essential for a dentist to listen, ask questions and seek to understand your dental situation and wishes. The initial dental discussion is experienced in a relaxed comfortable person-to-person exchange—not in the dental chair, tilted backward with the light shining in your eyes as if you are in an interrogation room.

Holistic dentistry consists of treatment that combines accurate diagnosis and planning for care while considering the elements of physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the individual. Holistic dentistry provides the education and information you need; and allows you the opportunity to choose options for treatment that you can feel good about.

The future of your total health can be compromised by the condition of your teeth, gum tissue and bones. Oral health is crucial to your well-being, yet it is easily neglected even with conscious effort to maintain good dental health.

Holistic dentistry includes Essential Oils to augment the treatment of gum and bone disease. You will notice careful consideration is taken to ensure that the time you spend is as comfortable as possible. Holistic dentistry uses only composite materials made of a plastic resin and a filler of finely ground glass-like particles. These materials can be blended and matched to the color of the existing tooth.

The procedure to fill a tooth with composites is more precise and takes longer to perform than an amalgam filling. These materials are bonded to the remaining tooth structure. This gives the filling a strong and secure attachment to the remaining tooth.

You might need to spend time searching for a holistic dentist, but in the end it is well-worth the effort. You can be assured the care you receive will be safe, effective and patient centered.

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, “101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life.” Mind, Body, Spirit healing and Physical/Sexual Abuse Prevention and Recovery. As an inspirational leader, Dr. Neddermeyer empowers people to view life’s challenges as an opportunity for Personal/Professional Growth and Spiritual Awakening. http://www.drdorothy.net



  1. I had one of those “benevolent dictators” as my dentist when my insurance plan changed and I was forced to find a new dentist. He did a root canal that I was originally told was not necessary by another dentist, and did such a poor job that he broke the tooth next to it and the molar directly beneath it. The whole time he was working on my teeth his assistant kept coming in to tell him he had to hurry because he was late for his next appointment, so he rushed through the whole procedure and basically refused to file the crown down enough to feel comfortable in my mouth. When he was done and said it wasnt going to get any better than that, I felt like I had a rock in my mouth when I bit down. When he rushed out to see his next patient, one of the interns he had working there who was just out of college brought me a paper to sign confirming that I was satisfied with the procedure and the results. I expressed my concern to him and he told me “They always do that here, do not let them bully you into signing this paper until you are happy with your teeth”. He then went and spoke to the dentist, and he came back and finished the job on my crown. Since then, I have lost all trust in most dentists, although there are a few exceptions. The irony of that experience is the dentist office was called “Gentle Dental”, which is the complete opposite of the experience I had there.

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