A biological dentist (also called a holistic dentist) supports patients with the belief that oral health is fundamentally connected with the general health and well-being. There is a holistic, whole-body approach to treat the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms that manifest in the mouth.
In general, a biological dentist aims to use the least non-toxic and more bio-compatible materials, support minimally invasive dentistry and seek an individualized approach to support patient’s needs.
They are also not only mercury free, but mercury safe as well.
A “mercury free” dentist refers to practitioners who do not put amalgam/silver fillings in their patients’ teeth.
However, the term mercury free isn’t an accurate description because it’s when dentist remove the amalgams that an excessive amount of toxic mercury vapor and micro-particles will be released, affecting negatively the dentist, the patient, the staff and the environment.
A mercury safe dentist follows advanced protocols like the SMART Protocol from the LAOMT, to protect their patients from excessive exposure to toxic mercury vapor during the amalgam filling removal process.
Biological dentists also use bio-compatibility tests to check dental materials sensitivities and give patients a choice.
Biological dentists’ mission is to treat and restore the natural health of the mouth while working in harmony with the entire body. In addition to returning teeth to optimal health, they will consider overall nutrition, toxicity levels, detoxification and cleansing opportunities, as well as the elimination of harmful habits.