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April 23, 2019

A Holistic Dentist Explains the Benefits of Biocompatible Restorations

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 2:07 pm

teeth and dental mirrorFor many decades, metal restorations were a staple in dentistry. Gold, silver, and even mercury all played a role in filling cavities, protecting damaged teeth, and replacing lost teeth. However, modern dentistry offers safer, more attractive, biocompatible alternatives to such materials. Your holistic dentist in Sunnyvale is here to talk more about these health-friendly restorative options.


March 8, 2019

What are Same-Day Crowns? How Can They Benefit Your Treatments?

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 7:43 pm
A CEREC machine.

Have you ever needed a dental crown to restore a damaged tooth? Whether you’re familiar with the process of receiving crowns or you’re getting your first crown ever, it’s not exactly the smoothest process out there. Traditionally, they take a long time to create, the fabrication requires uncomfortable putty material and there’s risk for the crown not fitting properly, forcing the dentist to start over.

However, same-day crowns through CEREC remove these inconveniences and more. Keep reading to learn the details of CEREC crowns and how they can improve your next restorative treatment!


February 12, 2019

Got Bone Loss? You Should Consider Holistic Bone Grafting!

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 7:21 pm
An older woman with tooth loss.

If you’re only missing a single tooth or a handful of teeth, it may not seem like it’s going to affect your life in the short-term. However, many people don’t realize that once their teeth are gone, the mouth and surrounding oral structures start to respond almost immediately. It’s the same reason why dentists often recommend dental implants shortly following a tooth extraction. Without treatment, your jaw bone will begin to diminish.

To learn why you should prevent bone loss and how a holistic dentist can offer a more natural approach to bone grafting, keep reading!


January 24, 2019

Holistic Dentist Explains Bone Grafts and Why You May Need One

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 10:23 pm
A dentist showing an X-ray to a patient.

If you’ve ever had teeth extracted, you’ve probably already experienced much of the negative side effects that generally accompany it. One of the most common side effects is bone resorption, which causes extensive changes in the way your jaw is shaped. It also affects your ability to chew certain foods.

If you’ve looked into the best treatments to resolve these issues, then you’ve probably run into dental implants. If it’s been a long time since your tooth (or teeth) were extracted, there’s no better time than now to discuss bone grafts with a holistic dentist. Here’s why.


December 29, 2018

Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Here’s How You Can Find Out

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 6:47 pm
diagnosis sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious disorder wherein the soft tissues in the throat obstruct the airway during periods of rest. This leads to brief periods where a person is not breathing, disrupting their sleep cycle and make it virtually impossible for them to get the high-quality rest they need to function at their best. Do you suspect that you may be suffering from OSA? Here is how you can find out.


November 25, 2018

Holistic Dentist Lists Five Foods That Cleanse Your Liver

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 10:40 pm

leafy green saladYour holistic dentist cares about more than your teeth and gums. They care about their patients from head to toe, which is why they may encourage you to adopt good daily habits that will strengthen your body, promote overall health, and improve your quality of life. A balanced diet full of nutritious goodies is essential to keeping your body in working order. Let’s talk about a few foods that have special cleansing benefits for your liver, your body’s detox organ.


A Holistic Dentist Uses the Latest Technology to Care for Your Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 10:38 pm

cone beam scannerA holistic dentist is dedicated to caring, not just for your teeth and gums, but also for your overall wellness. That’s why they are so focused on learning everything they can about how the orofacial structures function and how they relate to the rest of the body. However, knowledge isn’t the only thing that enables your dentist to provide you with the best oral health services available. Technology also plays an important role.


Should I Switch to a Holistic Dentist Serving Dallas?

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 10:36 pm

happy male dental patientIt’s a common misconception that one dentist is basically the same as the next. Oral health doctors have different levels of training and experience, and each one must choose a philosophy to guide the care they provide. A holistic dentist serving Dallas stands out from the crowd because they choose to provide services that take a patient’s overall wellbeing into account. Let’s discuss what a holistic dentist is and how you may benefit when you choose one to look after your precious smile.


July 19, 2018

Functional Orthodontics: The Best Option for a Straighter Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 6:05 pm

woman with straight, beautiful teethIf you cringe when you see your crooked teeth in the mirror, you’re not alone. Countless individuals, including children and adults of all ages, suffer from orthodontic problems. However, these issues aren’t just a cosmetic concern; they can lead to painful and serious oral and overall health conditions. Let’s talk more about why it is so important to have a straight, well-aligned smile and how you can achieve that goal through functional orthodontics.


June 19, 2018

Dear Holistic Dentist in Sunnyvale, Should I Be Using Fluoride?

Filed under: Uncategorized — wlangston @ 6:07 pm

unhappy woman with toothbrushMany dental professionals tout fluoride as a sort of hero because research has shown that this mineral plays a role in developing and strengthening teeth. However, there is a controversy around fluoride because there is evidence to suggest that, not only is it not necessary for dental health, but it poses a threat to overall health as well.

Your holistic dentist in Sunnyvale is here to examine this subject and help you make an informed decision about whether you should be using fluoride.


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