Dr. Grabiak as a Holistic Dentist
In addition to his dental degree, Dr. Grabiak has additional training on the relationship between the general health of the body and oral health. His extensive study of kinesiology has supported his view that one cannot be truly healthy without healthy teeth and gums, and he strives to help his patients achieve this goal.
Dr. Grabiak is a member of the International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD), which advocates for the use of fillings that reduce patients’ exposure to mercury. Although mercury is approved for use in fillings by the American Dental Association (ADA), the World Health Organization states that no amount of mercury is safe. Norway, Denmark, and Sweden completely banned the use of mercury in dental amalgams in 2008. Dr. Grabiak discontinued his use of fillings containing mercury in 1997.
Reasons to Use a Holistic Dentist
Concern about exposure to mercury is an excellent reason to visit a holistic dentist. If you need a filling, you can avoid mercury exposure by selecting a provider that does not use it in their fillings. We also use a minimally invasive technique established by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology to remove old fillings and replace them with mercury-free ones.
If you’re concerned about your risk for chronic health conditions because of family history or other factors, we can treat gum disease and other oral health issues that can also impact your risk.
Patients who have a compromised immune system, have severe allergies, take multiple medications, or need complex dental restoration can also benefit from holistic dental care. Dr. Grabiak will carefully consider how these underlying health issues will be impacted by dental treatment.
How Holistic Dentistry Affects the Body
As a holistic dental practice, our treatments work to support your overall health. Some of the ways we can positively impact patient health through dentistry include the following:
- Preventing exposure to mercury with the use of mercury-free fillings
- Treating diseases and infections that can spread from the mouth to other organs and systems
- Reducing patient exposure to potential allergens and irritants used in dental treatments
- Providing minimally invasive, conservative treatments
- Detecting signs of chronic conditions that affect the teeth and gums
If you live in the Denver area and you’re interested in the benefits of holistic dentistry, schedule an appointment with Dr. Grabiak today by calling 303.647.3423 or completing our online contact form.