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A Holistic Approach to Cosmetic Dentistry

cosmetic dentistry smileWhen you look at your smile in the mirror, do you find items that you wish you could change? Maybe your teeth can be whiter or your teeth are a little crooked. If you think that you have to go to a traditional dentist to get that million-dollar smile, think again. Our holistic dental office has the same tools as a traditional dental office but use materials and products  that are safer and more biocompatible for your health. These alternative techniques and products are just as effective in producing a winning and long lasting smile.

Holistic dentistry is a great way to take care of your oral health while being mindful and conscious about how it is intimately related to the health of the rest of your body.

What is Holistic Approach to Dentistry?

Holistic dentistry recognizes the connection between the patient’s overall health and his or her dental health.  When patients take care of their bodies through proper diet, exercise and healthy living, their oral health also benefits. Holistic dentists will not only instruct patients on proper dental care, but also on ways to live an overall healthy lifestyle. Patients are educated on whole body health beginning with the health of their mouth.

A characteristic of holistic dental offices is the absence of certain services, most notably fluoride treatments, mercury fillings and root canal therapy. These services often contain toxic substances that can  potentially do harm to  your body. Instead, holistic dentists use materials that are more  compatible with their patients’ bodies, ones that are BPA and fluoride free and using ozone therapy  adjunctively.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry provides necessary, sometimes, elective dental procedures to improve a patient’s smile. Common cosmetic procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, onlays, inlays, crowns, and bridges. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are best for patients who do not  have major dental issues requiring extensive, prolonged dental work, but simply want to maximize the beauty of their smile.

How does holistic dentistry tie into your teeth whitening, veneers, crowns or dental bridges?

Holistic Cosmetic Dentistry

Holistic dentistry begins with the philosophy that the patient’s oral health is an outpouring of how well they maintain their overall health. If you’re healthy and take an active approach to maintaining good health, it will show in your healthy mouth. When you receive cosmetic dental procedures from a holistic dentist, you can be sure that the materials, techniques and substances used to enhance your smile will support your efforts of maintaining good health. Holistic dentists only use what is safe for your body in their cosmetic dental procedures.

Stacy Godes, DDS is a full-service holistic dental practice specializing in cosmetic dentistry. If you take your smile and health seriously, schedule an appointment with us today. You’ll leave with the smile you’ve always wanted and be equipped to continue taking good care of your health.

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“My husband and I both cannot imagine going to another dentist than Dr. Stacy Godes. She is truly extraordinary. We live in the Bay Area, and though there are a plethora of medical professionals (including holistic professionals) in the SF Bay, we are so happy with the experiences that we have had with Dr. Godes that we cannot imagine going to someone else. It goes without saying that she is a fantastic dentist. Couple that with her holistic knowledge, integrity, and intuition (how often do you compliment a dentist's intuition??) and it's obvious what a true gem she is. Not only have we experienced the standard dental appointments (cleaning, Xrays, etc), but I have had her remove and replace my amalgam fillings and some old crowns. I also had her extract a root canal. I felt significantly better RIGHT AWAY after each of these procedures and I 100% believe that Dr. Godes is so skilled that they could not have gone better with anyone else. You could not be in better, safer, more knowledgeable, or more competent hands. She is very knowledgeable about diet/nutrition and other aspects of health as well--a truly holistic doctor.”

Written by: Lauren S. - Half Moon Bay, CA