What is a Biological Dentistry?
Biologic Dentistry is whole body dentistry (a term coined by Dr. Mark Breiner, DDS). On his website, he writes:
Dr. Edward Arana, DDS (Founding President, American Academy of Biological Dentistry) says:
“It incorporates the time-proven healing methods of homeopathy, acupuncture, nutrition, physical therapy and herbology, as well as the more modern sciences of neural therapy, hematology, immunology and electro-acupuncture. Such modalities complement the many scientific disciplines that encompass the field of clinical dentistry. The curative measures of Biological Dentistry are applied in accordance with each patient’s natural abilities of regulation, regeneration, adaptation and self-cure. Biological dental treatment removes the stress burdens that conventional treatment may induce.”
How are biological practices different from conventional ones?
Biological practices concentrate on the complete human being, not just the mouth regions. Many conventional practitioners believe that taking an object as a whole, mechanically breaking it down into smaller parts, and treating those parts independently works. Perhaps this theory works when fixing a car, or repairing a computer; however, the human body is a beautiful yet complex work of interrelated systems that no one has completely understood. To segment the body and treat it as parts is not only improper but can be dangerous.
How are biologic dentists different?
Biological dentists view the whole body and it’s systems in a much different way. All dentists have been trained the conventional way as taught in dental school. Biological dentists, though trained in the same dental schools, have experienced, either though first-hand knowledge or though colleagues, a paradigm in treating oral diseases.
Many of these dentists have achieved great success in their practices by utilizing this approach. And some of them are happy to know that they’re treating their patients with superior care.
These dentists complete additional training and research in areas outside the typical of a typical dental practice. They diagnose, treat, and care for patients, using a system of practice that bases its treatment of all physiological functions and abnormal conditions on natural laws governing the body.
Do they really work?
It would be unfair to say that health care is an exact science where we can be 100% accurate that treatment, no matter from what source, works all the time. Our human bodies are complex systems that live in very different environments. Does biologic dentistrywork? Well… if you positively believe that the “looking at the bigger picture” is better than looking at the smaller picture, then going to a biologic dentist may be something you should try. For most people, biologic dentistry is superior to conventional dentistry