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Holistic Dental Service

Holistic Dentistry

Holistic Dentistry

Holistic dentistry has become such a profound method of caring for your teeth, gums and entire mouth. The holistic approach believes that the wellness and health of your entire body will reflect during your dental appointments. Healthier teeth and gums start with a healthier and more balanced mind, body and spirit. Through holistic dentistry, we here at Denver Dentistry believe that you can appreciate a healthier and more wholesome smile.

What is Holistic Dentistry?

The belief behind holistic dentistry is that your every part of your body is directly connected to your health. We don’t like to just fix, check and clean your teeth. We want to provide a fully realized connection between the health of your mouth and the health of the rest of your body. Through the holistic approach, we can improve the health of your teeth and gums while simultaneously helping you to make healthier choices about your body’s well-being. Holistic dentistry is sometimes referred to as biological dentistry, since it incorporates your entire body’s wellness with the health of your teeth and gums.

What does Holistic Dentistry Involve?

The holistic approach to dentistry involves a connection between your body’s well-being with the health and condition of your smile. Some of the different elements focused on concerning holistic dentistry include:

  • Proper nutrition for healthier teeth and gums
  • Elimination and avoidance of harmful dental materials
  • Removal and replacement of amalgam (metal) fillings
  • Treatment of malocclusion problems (problems with bite can equate to problems with imbalance)
  • Treatment and total prevention of gum disease at its core basis
  • Nonsurgical gum disease treatment
  • Instruction on proper care of teeth and gums using natural, wholesome products
  • Elimination of fluoride overuse
  • Emphasis on preventative care
While holistic dentistry is still a relatively new concept for a lot of people, it has its roots planted firmly in the human body’s biological core. The rule of holistic dentistry is that it should promote wellness and health rather than simply focusing on the treatment of disease and infection. After all, your smile can only shine when you are healthy and vibrant yourself.

Benefits of Holistic Dentistry

Holistic dentistry is more involved in preventative care rather than simply treating diseases. The goal of this approach is to promote healthier teeth and gums while using more natural and less invasive techniques to heal problems that may arise over time. This type of dentistry can be beneficial to all different patients of varying ages, since its focus is on a whole-body connection rather than simply fixing problems that might come up.

At Denver Dentistry, we offer a holistic approach to your dental care and oral health needs. We want you to be provided with a more compassionate method of care full of staff who believe that your dental health is directly related to your overall sense of well-being. Our goal is to offer you care that is individualized, personalized and balances this mind-body connection. Be sure to ask us more about holistic dentistry if you are interested in this unique, empowering dental alternative.

Holistic Dentistry Services

Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) Protocol

If you wish to remove mercury amalgam fillings or metal based crowns it is recommended to use an IAOMT dentist certified in the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) Protocol. Dr. Grabiak is SMART Certified by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Less than 1% of Doctors in the state of Colorado have this certification!

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Direct Diagnostics (HR5)

With a simple salivary test, five specific bacteria (Aa, Pg, Td, Tf, and Fn) can be identified and isolated. These bacteria are most frequently mentioned as contributors to all chronic inflammatory diseases including cardiovascular disease, ischemic stroke, brain abscesses, & heart infections.

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Modified Lymphocyte Transformation Test (MELISA)

MELISA is a scientifically proven and clinically validated blood test that detects type-IV allergy to multiple metals, such as mercury, gold, palladium and titanium. It is used worldwide by healthcare professionals to help determine whether patients are hypersensitive to metals commonly used in dental restorations or medical implants.

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Ozone Therapies

Ozone is used successfully to treat a variety of dental issues, including gingivitis, periodontal disease, dental caries, tooth sensitivity, dental infections, sinusitis, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), and osteonecrotic lesions.

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Perio Protect

For most periodontitis sufferers, daily flossing and brushing are a must. But for individuals who suffer from chronic gingivitis or periodontitis, daily brushing, rinsing, and flossing aren’t enough to keep their teeth healthy. Perio Protect was developed as a non-invasive device to deliver a natural antimicrobial solution, hydrogen peroxide, directly below the gum line where traditional oral hygiene methods fail to reach.

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Salivary Testing (SillHa)

With SillHa Saliva testing you gain more insight into your oral health and systemic health. For ages, conventional wisdom held that dental health was rooted in whether or not you flossed. The SillHa Testing system uses a saliva sample to analyze levels of seven different proteins found in saliva. High levels of these proteins are associated with inflammation of some kind in your body—most likely, in your mouth.

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Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing (CMRT)

If you’re concerned that you might be allergic to dental materials like those found in common silver fillings, metal crowns, or other dental materials then speak with Dr. Grabiak about getting tested.

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Heavy Metal Testing and Detox

Mercury Tri-Test utilizes patented advanced technology that separates methyl mercury from inorganic mercury and measures each independently. MerProtect helps fuse potentially harmful compounds that may be released during and after the removal of mercury fillings, helping to prevent reabsorption.

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Biocompatible Dentistry

Dental/oral conditions have a big impact on your overall health and well-being. With every procedure, we consider its potential effect on the rest of your body. It’s why we offer biocompatibility testing of dental materials and will not use known neurotoxins such as mercury amalgam to repair decayed or damaged teeth. It’s why we use tools such as pathogen testing, to provide more specific, targeted treatment of gum disease – a condition linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. We don’t just look at teeth. We look at the big picture.

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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer can affect adults of any and all ages. Some patients are more at risk of developing oral cancer, like those who smoke or use chewing tobacco.

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Lymphocyte Response Assay (ELISA)

Mercury fillings and other dental restorative materials are not the only source of potentially hazardous compounds. Lymphocyte Response Assay (LRA by ELISA/ACT™) tests quickly and precisely determines the hidden causes of many chronic conditions and help patients find sustained relief.

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TMJ Therapy

The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. As with many other joints on the body, the TMJ can experience pain…

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CBD Pre-Med

At Denver Dentistry we utilize specific formulations of CBD designed to reduce the pain and stress associated with cleaning and other dental procedures.

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Zirconia Dental Implants

Zirconia is a hypoallergenic material. What this means is that when placed, you’re less likely to experience allergies or sensitivities to the material, making for a more pleasant experience that lowers your risk of implant failure.

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The foundation of providing safe and personalized holistic care begins by getting to know you and your goals for your oral health and overall health, both short term and long term. Dr. Grabiak will then learn about your family’s dental and medical history, along with your dental and medical history. Afterwards, we begin your exam by taking a sample of your saliva (Sillha), checking for seven different biomarkers. That same day, we will send you home with a report showing how you scored in those different biomarker categories.

The head and neck examination is often overlooked by busy clinicians but it is as crucial as an element of the oral cancer examination. Dr. Grabiak begins his exam outside of the mouth by starting with a soft tissue check of the neck and the jaw. A thorough head and neck examination is essential for detecting early skin cancers, any overdeveloped jaw muscles that may be contributing towards bruxism, and enlarged lymph nodes that may indicate an active virus or infection.

After the extraoral exam, Dr. Grabiak begins his extensive intraoral exam. During Dr. Grabiak’s exam he is evaluating the teeth, uvula, mucosal tissues, tongue, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, and the oropharynx. Part of this exam includes taking high-definition photos of the mouth, all at different angles so you can see exactly what he is seeing. Our hygienist will then come in and complete a comprehensive periodontal assessment. In some cases, Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist may recommend additional testing to get to the root cause of the evidence of symptoms they are seeing in your mouth. This entire process takes roughly an hour. In some cases, depending on what Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist had found during their exam we will invite you back for a follow-up appointment called review of findings.

In preparation for the review of findings, Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist will take the time to evaluate all of the data that was collected from your examination and testing to determine your specific needs. At your review of findings appointment Dr. Grabiak will sit down with you one on one to review the data that was collected from your appointment, along with any recommendations. This allows you the time to ask Dr. Grabiak any questions that you may have about your treatment recommendations and expectations from treatment.

Jeromy Mulkey

Jeromy Mulkey

Operations Manager

Jeromy received his Bachelors of Science in Finance from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He moved to Colorado in 2015 from Hannibal, New York (a small town outside of Syracuse) and that is when his career in the dental field began. Jeromy started in corporate dental as a patient coordinator and quickly progressed to office manager and then running multiple specialty practices over the next 5 years. Holistic dentistry was an exciting new challenge and Jeromy couldn't be happier with his family at Denver Dentistry. Holistic dentistry was a breath of fresh air and gave a new excitement and passion for learning of all the new sciences and technologies the Denver Dentistry team has integrated into their practice. Jeromy currently lives in Sheridan and enjoys living close to the mountains. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, snowboarding, playing soccer and basketball, camping, and hiking. Jeromy is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and assisting the team in bringing more smiles to satisfied patients.
Chelsea White

Jazmin Contreras

Dental Hygiene Assistant

In 2020 Jazmin graduated from Colorado Mesa University at the top of her class with a degree in Kinesiology. From a young age Jazmin knew she had a passion and interest in the medical field which led her to gain various experiences in the medical field. However, when she first came to Denver Dentistry, she fell in love with dentistry and knew this was her passion. Dr. Grabiak and his team offered a unique holistic approach to the field; something Jazmin has always been highly interested in. She quickly realized this is where she was meant to be and Denver Dentistry instantly felt like home. In her free time she and her fiance enjoy traveling and participating in outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and kayaking.
Chelsea White

Chelsea White

Lead EDDA

Chelsea is a born and raised Florida girl and has now been a Colorado resident for 5 years. She has loved dentistry for a long time, and couldn’t see herself in any other profession. Knowing her career path, she went to school at Central Florida Institute to become a dental assistant with an extended program. Graduated in 2012 as a Dental Assistant and as an EDDA, she looks forward to esthetics and happiness with patients. As someone who has been in the field for almost 10 years, she strives to work as a team to meet all expectations with the patient. In her free time she loves to hike, and explore the beautiful places Colorado has to offer.

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