You may have heard of holistic medicine, but did you know there’s such a thing as holistic dentistry too? It’s true, and we’re proud practitioners of it at Optima Dental Spa. As oral healthcare professionals in the Pacific Northwest, we take the time to look at the bigger picture when it comes to our patients’ wellness.
Our team doesn’t push unnecessary dental treatments, and we utilize natural and conservative treatments whenever possible. With holistic dentistry, we aim to provide each one of our patients with a positive dental experience from start to finish.
The Basics of Holistic Dentistry
At the heart of holistic dentistry is a constant evaluation of how a patient’s overall health relates to their dental health. We don’t jump to aggressive treatment as soon as we detect a dental issue. When making our diagnosis and when recommending treatment, we take into account what other factors are at play and how they might relate to what else is going on with your health.
Unfortunately, many patients don’t realize how interconnected their dental health is with their total body wellness. At Optima Dental Spa, we strive to educate patients about what they can do to take ownership over their dental health and, by association, their overall health.
A Holistic Approach to Dental Care
So what does it mean to receive holistic dental care? Most importantly, it means that we place a great emphasis on preventive care. This involves education about at-home oral health habits, as well as early detection and treatment of tooth decay and gum disease with our state-of-the-art technology.
A handheld digital device called CariVu helps us identify early decay. Dental lasers allow for quick and painless gum disease treatment. Our intraoral camera is another diagnostic and teaching tool. By utilizing these tools and promoting patient education and awareness, we are able to stop many problems either before they start or before they require more extensive treatment.
At Optima Dental Spa, patient education goes above and beyond just demonstrating the proper technique for brushing and flossing at home. We also hope to improve your overall understanding of how your diet, medical conditions, and lifestyle choices come together to influence your oral health.
As practitioners of holistic dentistry, we provide dental fillings that are free of mercury. We also remove and replace amalgam fillings that contain mercury with safe, tooth-colored composite fillings. Additionally, we offer all-porcelain dental crowns with complimentary consultations and CT scans!
Join Our Dental Family!
If holistic dentistry sounds like a right fit for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment at Optima Dental Spa in Portland, Lake Oswego, or Bellevue. We would be thrilled to have you as a patient.