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Holistic Dentistry for Weyauwega Smiles

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Our practice is built upon providing our friends and neighbors with high-quality holistic dental care, but what does that actually mean? It means the materials we use are all non-toxic and biocompatible so they won’t compromise the health of your body, plus our aim is to preserve as much of your natural teeth as possible rather than simply “drill and fill” like your typical dentist. All in all, holistic dentistry is designed to keep your smile and body happy and whole. Dr. Twohig has been using this approach for more than 20 years, and the results are truly stunning. To learn more about holistic dentistry and what it can do for you, contact us today.

Safe Mercury Removal

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Traditional amalgam fillings are made of a mixture of various metals, including one that has long been known to be extremely toxic, mercury. Dr. Twohig and our team are more than happy to remove old metal fillings for patients and replace them with safer tooth-colored ones. We’ll take every precaution to make sure you’re not exposed to any mercury particles or vapor while removing them so you can have peace of mind both during and after the procedure.

Biocompatible Materials

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When a material is deemed biocompatible, that simply means it is not harmful to living tissue. Our practice is committed to only using biocompatible materials for all of our treatments so we can keep our patients’ teeth and bodies healthy and safe. Composite resin can be used to fix small cavities without mercury-laced amalgam, and titanium dental implants are able to bond with human bone just like a natural tooth root. Basically, we won’t put anything in your mouth that we wouldn’t trust to have in our own!

Biomimetic Dentistry

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Biomimetic dentistry is an approach to dental care where treatments are designed to replicate the natural structures of the teeth rather than replace them. That means, in the case of repairing a cavity, we won’t simply remove the decayed enamel and cut down the tooth in order to fit an artificial crown. Rather, we’ll use therapies to stop the bacteria causing the decay, preserve as much of the tooth as possible, and use resin materials to fill in any missing structure. In the end, the idea is to interfere with your body less to get a better result.

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Ozone Therapy

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Ozone is actually enriched oxygen, or O3, and it enables our team to perform a number of dental procedures less invasively and more safely. It can be used to disinfect both hard and soft tissues as well as provide a natural anesthetic among many other applications.

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Holistic Dentistry FAQs

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Since holistic dentists are not as common, you may be interested in understanding their approach to care and what your experience as a patient will be like. To assist you in gathering information, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions below, each with brief and clear answers. If you don't find the answers you're looking for, feel free to reach out to us. Dr. Twohig and the rest of the team are eager to speak with you!

Are Holistic Dentists “Real” Dentists?

Yes, holistic dentists are indeed "real" dentists. They undergo the same rigorous training and education as conventional dentists. They attend accredited dental schools, maintain their professional licenses, and participate in continuing education courses – just like their conventional counterparts. In fact, some holistic dentists may have even more advanced knowledge in certain areas of dentistry! So, it's important to recognize that holistic dentists are highly qualified and dedicated professionals in the field of dentistry.

Is Holistic Dentistry Safe?

Absolutely! Holistic dentistry places a strong emphasis on patient safety. It was founded on the belief that certain techniques and materials used in conventional dentistry may not be optimal for overall patient health. As a result, holistic dentists take extra precautions to protect your well-being.

Our team is dedicated to consistently evaluating our methods to ensure the highest level of patient health and safety. This includes staying current with the latest recommendations for preventing infections and other potential complications. Rest assured – you can trust that holistic dentistry prioritizes your safety throughout the treatment process.

What Does Holistic Dentistry Mean?

Holistic dentistry means considering more than just your teeth and gums. It involves looking at how your oral health affects your entire body. For instance, issues in the jaw can lead to muscle tension and chronic pain from your head to your fingertips. Additionally, gum disease can cause inflammation not only in the gums but throughout your body, impacting cardiovascular health. This approach views the body as an interconnected system, where each part influences the others.

What Does Holistic Dentistry Think of Fluoride?

As a holistic dental practice, we acknowledge that fluoride is a topic of debate within the dental community. Some professionals believe it is crucial for remineralizing teeth and preventing cavities, while others have concerns about potential side effects from fluoride accumulation in the body.