Much uproar has surfaced about BPA contained in plastics and in dental materials. Baby bottles and other plastic bottles are notorious for containing the synthetic harmful substance that has been known to cause problems in the body. More specifically, BPA looks a lot like the hormone estrogen and when the body recognizes it…. well, things just go haywire. Dental sealants and some composite fillings (plastic...
Dentistry should be safe for the whole body. If we breakdown dentistry and only look at the teeth, then traditional dentistry does a great job of treating the problem. For instance, if you have cavity, dentists have been trained to numb the tooth, drill out the decay, and fill the tooth. Or, if you have tartar buildup, any dentist or dental hygienist can remove the...
What are dental sealants? Sealants are thin, plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the molars and sometimes premolars (or bicuspids). Sealants are put on adult molars that start to appear on kids when they are 6 years on up. They are “installed” by dental hygienists or dentists in dentists’ offices, clinics, and sometimes in schools. Getting sealants put on is “relatively” simple...
Aspartame is a sugar substitute frequently used in products like diet soda and often used as an alternative for sugar when baking. Aspartame has been in the controversial spotlight for years due to studies linking it’s chemical make up with over 92 different health side effects . To name a few: Neurological epileptic seizures headaches, migraines and (some severe) dizziness, unsteadiness, both confusion,...
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Optimal overall health begins and ends in the oral cavity. There have been many medical studies over the years that have shown a link between poor oral health and diseases such as arthritis. Sometimes, however, dental treatments are so preoccupied with resolving oral problems that they neglect the health of the rest of the body. This is why the services of a holistic dentist in Encinitas is vital.
As one of the most trusted natural dentists in San Diego County, Dr. Marvin Pantangco offers top-class holistic dentistry treatments to his patients. When you choose us for your dental care needs, you can be assured that every dental treatment and procedure you undergo is not only good for you oral health, but also your overall well-being as well.
Some of the holistic dentistry services offered at The Center for Natural Dentistry include:
The introduction of implants and other similar dental prosthetics require the body to accept the material used to fashion such prosthetics. Biocompatibility testing services help you and your natural dentist determine your body’s compatibility with certain materials, significantly reducing the chances of rejection and potentially dangerous reactions, as well as improve the chances of a successful procedure.
Safe Dental Materials
Unfortunately, some dental materials may contain substances that may have an adverse effect on your overall health. For example, amalgam fillings can leak, exposing you to toxic mercury. Heavy metals such as aluminum can be found in dentures. We can help identify any potentially dangerous substances you may currently be using, remove them, and replace them for you.
Brushing and flossing your teeth are great ways to preserve the health of your teeth, but you should also be aware of whether or not your body gets enough nutrients from your daily diet to support your teeth. A holistic dentist like Dr. Marvin can help you make any adjustments to your diet to make sure your body is getting enough of the vitamins and minerals necessary to maintain strong, healthy teeth.
One of the most complex and perplexing problems in dentistry today is infection control. Ozone therapy creates a transient oxidative burst, a reaction that overstresses and kills harmful microorganisms, effectively disinfecting an area. As an added bonus, ozone therapy is also known to improve blood flow and induce faster healing.
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If you are interested in holistic dentistry, please do not hesitate to call us at 760-536-1199 and set an appointment with Dr. Marvin. You may also send us a message through our Contact Us page. We look forward to seeing you in our dental office and helping you achieve a radiant smile.