Welcome to a different view on dentistry and health! For years, dentistry has been segregated from the rest of the medical community as its own entity. But in reality, it is not only the entrance point to the rest of our digestive system, but it also influences the way the entire body operates. I congratulate you for making the step in exploring how you can better your health by starting in your mouth. Allow us to show you!
ABOUT INTEGRATIVE DENTISTRY
Integrative Dentistry is the practice of whole body dentistry, focusing on the mouth as the gateway to the body. It combines several modalities of treatment for the most comprehensive care, integrating modern science (including Digital Radiography, Biocompatibility testing, and carefully chosen Restoration Materials) with natural medicine (such as Nutrition, Homeopathy, and Aromatherapy). This blend promotes overall health and wellness instead of solely treating a disease. The patient works with a team of professionals in a partnership to assist the body to do what it is designed to do.
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM TRADITIONAL DENTISTRY?
Traditional dentistry focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions in the oral cavity (e.g. You have a cavity, we will place a filling)
With an integrative approach to dentistry, we go beyond the oral cavity and develop a partnership in dealing with your health.You are put in charge of your own treatment, and we are here to help you understand the options you have for better oral and systemic health. We deal with how your mouth is affecting your body and how your nutrition and body's response is affecting your mouth. After our unique and thorough first examination appointment, we are better able to help find the root cause of your dental problems. With this approach we are not only able to help alleviate chronic dental problems and symptoms, but also prevent them from occuring again.
BIOCOMPATIBLE CARE is a cornerstone to a more natural approach to dealing with the dis-ease in your mouth. Every time a dental procedure is performed, it is a small surgery, an invasive procedure in which a foreign substance enters the body. With a biocompatible approach, we make sure that your body is receiving a material that is least reactive with it.
Your PERIODONTAL HEALTH is very important, given that the latest research tells us that periodontal disease (gum disease or bone loss) can be a predictor for heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, respiratory disease, problems during pregnancy, and other health complications. We understand that while you may not see your physician as often as you see your dentist (at least twice a year), we are able to help screen for or even prevent certain chronic ailments at the first sign of the body's disease with our NON-SURGICAL PERIODONTAL THERAPY.
There is a strong focus on NUTRITION, as the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. When you feed your body nutritious food, your body operates at its optimal level, and thanks you by staying healthy. When non-nutritious, synthetic food is eaten, your body starts to break down in order to provide itself with nutrients it needs, thus creating disease.
With an integrative approach, we blend different therapeutic modalities into your treatment plan to personalize your care and obtain the best, long term results.
For further questions you can e-mail: info@ChicagoIntegrativeDentistry.com