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Holistic Dentist San Diego, Solana Beach, Encinitas & Surrounding Areas

What exactly sets holistic dentistry apart from traditional dentistry? Surprisingly, even some people who immerse themselves in a holistic lifestyle are not fully aware of what holistic dentistry is, or that a holistic dentist, such as Dr. Godes, even exist!

What Is Holistic Dentistry?

Holistic dentistry is about more than just treating cavities or regular dental check-ups. It’s about getting healthy from head to toe.

It all starts with the simple philosophy that the health of your entire body is inseparably connected to your oral health. With that idea as our foundation, we can take a proactive approach to the way we approach dentistry.

A lot of research shows that there is a strong connection between inadequate dental care and gum disease to serious physical conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, and even pregnancy issues. As a holistic dentist, we address your overall health by protecting your teeth and removing toxic substances (like mercury) that may be contributing to these problems.

A holistic approach to dentistry means that we use procedures and materials that cause the least amount of stress on the body. We don’t use materials that lead to unwanted and unhealthy reactions, and we specialize in procedures that are as safe as they are effective.

What are The Differences Between Holistic and Traditional Dentistry?

The biggest difference between traditional and holistic treatments is that we focus on optimizing overall health and wellness in addition to your oral health and the appearance of your smile. We focus on your oral health so we can have an impact on your overall well-being.

Another major difference is the way that we treat oral health issues. It has been demonstrated that many traditional dental materials are toxic to the body, so holistic dentists will not perform treatments such as: mercury fillings, root canal therapy, and fluoride treatments. In fact, is has been our experience that patients’ health can be improved by safely removing toxic substances, such as mercury fillings and root canals, from the mouth.

Are There Any Special Holistic Treatments?

We employ special protocols like ozone therapy in which we use the safe substance of oxygen to treat dental concerns, as well as whole-body wellness and nutrition. We also only use materials that are biocompatible (compatible with each individual patient’s body) that still provide reliable results.

Dr. Godes and her team focus on whole-body health that starts with the oral environment. We know that disease can be prevented and treated with proper oral care and nutrition, and we want to share that knowledge and care with you.

You will leave our Solana Beach dental office not only with a clean and healthy smile – which, as a cosmetic specialist, Dr. Godes can provide – but also with a plan for overall health and wellness. Contact us today to get started on your path to wellness.

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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