If you’re looking for a holistic dentist in Portland/Lake Oswego, you likely know the close relationship between your oral health and your overall health. Dr. Saleh and Dr. Shaer focus on overall health and wellness for their patients.
Our Approach to Holistic Dentistry
Our approach to holistic dentistry involves a commitment to your oral and overall health. Preventive care and education are key factors.
- Preventive care – Tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease are related to multiple health issues. CariVu is a handheld digital device that we use for early detection of decay and cavities. We also use dental lasers to painlessly treat gum disease. Intraoral cameras help us accurately diagnose any issues and provide a visual aid as we explain them to you.
- Patient education – We will regularly advise you on the best practices for maintaining good oral hygiene at home. Our patient education includes helping you understand how nutrition, lifestyle, and medical conditions are related to your oral health.
- Continuing education – Our dentists regularly participate in continuing education—five times more than the annual hour requirement in Oregon—to learn about advances in technology and techniques that support your oral health.
Amalgam fillings contain 50% mercury, so many people want to avoid them. Although the American Dental Association approves amalgam fillings and says they are safe, at Optima Dental, we only use composite fillings.
Composite is a healthier option because it doesn’t contain mercury or metal. Unlike amalgam fillings that weaken teeth over time, composite binds to your teeth and strengthens them. If you have amalgam fillings that you want removed, Dr. Saleh and Dr. Shaer provide sanitary removal to minimize your exposure to mercury vapor during the removal.
All-porcelain restorations don’t contain metal, yet they are very durable. The color and translucence of porcelain mimic your natural teeth.
If you’re looking for a Portland/Lake Oswego dentist who understands your desire for holistic care and is concerned about your total well-being, call us to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.