Because holistic dentistry, also known as biological dentistry, involves using natural materials that minimally affect the rest of the body, more people are beginning to further explore this alternative dentistry choice. When an holistic dentistry option is chosen, only natural dentistry methods are used in order to diagnose and treat any oral issues that may be currently affecting your overall health.
When a dentist uses a natural dentistry approach, they’re placing a large emphasis on using non-toxic, non-metal options when filling a cavity. Metals were used for many years when filling cavities, which is not considered to be a healthy material. And given that metal can affect our immune system, metal fillings are no longer recommended. Alternative dentistry only uses composite resin, which is both non-toxic and non-metal. And because natural dentistry only uses digital x-rays, you can expect a lot less radiation.