Healthy Body, Healthy SmileAug 03, 2020 12:56PM ● By Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky
Biological dentistry is not a new form of dentistry. Instead, it is more along the lines of a philosophy that can apply as much to dentistry as it does to healthcare: seeking a safe, nontoxic approach to providing treatment. A fundamental component of biological dentistry is taking a biocompatible approach to a patient’s oral health. What this means is that we practice in such a way as to prevent any harm to not only our mouth but also our body.
Research has shown that amalgam releases mercury in large amounts, produces detectable exposures in people with fillings and that chronic mercury exposure in the amount released by amalgam may possibly boost the risk of physiological damage. “Mercury-free” dentists don’t place amalgams, but “mercury-safe” dentists are actively conscious of the issue. They present scientifically validated methods to significantly reduce and mitigate the exposure to mercury by using safety measures to prevent mercury exposure during amalgam removal.
Another aspect of biological dentists is that they evaluate a patient’s nutrition. Nutritional status affects all aspects of a patient’s healing ability. Biological detoxification is highly dependent on nutritional support, as is the case with periodontal or gum therapy or any cure for wounds. Though biological dentistry does not automatically mean that a dentist is a licensed nutritionist, biological dentistry involves an understanding of the effect of nutrition on all phases of dentistry and oral health.
Aside from using less actively toxic dental products, biological dentists may improve the delivery of care to their patients by understanding that individuals differ in their biochemical and immunological responses to materials and procedures. Biological dentists can provide improved periodontal care, which prevents or treats gum disease, through therapies such as ozone care as well as through identification and removal of diseases and viruses via non-drug procedures.
By implementing a full-body approach to dental treatment, biological dentistry is not just a way of using a more natural, less toxic approach. It implements materials and procedures that not only heal, but also prevent disease by addressing its cause. Taking a proactively preventative approach will aid in the enhancement of the patient’s total health and well-being. The result is a healthy body and a sterling smile.
Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky, founder of Holistic Dental Center NJ, has more than two decades in private practice. He aims to enhance the quality of life of his patients through holistic dental treatment, such as ozone therapy, that values and honors the body through concentrating on delivering balanced dental care that is healthy for both the body, teeth and gums.
Location: 91 Millburn Ave., Millburn, NJ. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 973-718-5104 or visit HolisticDentalCenterNJ.com.