The Holistic Dental approach is an emphasis on dental care that also considers the patients overall health. In this sense, holistic dentistry is more comprehensive and complete than traditional dentistry. Dr. Grabiak uses practices that are safe and compatible with the mouth and the body. As there is ever-increasing evidence suggesting the importance of the mouth/body connection, holistic dentists are ahead of their time in this respect.
The American Academy of Periodontology has long attempted to educate the public on the findings of the relationship of the mouth and the rest of the body. Their evidence suggests that infections of the mouth can wreak havoc elsewhere in the body. Research continues to show that there is an association between periodontal disease and other chronic inflammatory conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s. Treatment of this inflammation has proven to help manage periodontal disease but also helps to manage risks of other diseases.
Why is the Mouth/Body Connection so Powerful?
Understanding how the mouth affects the body is important to our practice and our patients. We want our patients to know that bacteria in the mouth can lead to infection. Infection can spread to the rest of the body through the blood stream. This is why it is so important to control these issues before they spread throughout the rest of the system.
The Body and Mouth are Not Separate
The health of your mouth can affect the health of your body and vice-versa. Denver Dentistry promotes good oral health care such as brushing at least twice daily, flossing once a day, and visiting our office for regular dental cleanings and checkups. The importance of maintaining good oral health can mean the difference in having good overall health, and important decision for any adult.