What is a Holistic Dentist?
As healthcare professionals, all dentists understand the importance of oral health in connection to overall health. Holistic dentistry focuses on whole-body wellness that starts with the mouth.
- The role of nutrition in craniofacial development , dental disease and chronic degenerative diseases.
- The relationship between craniofacial development , breathing , posture and sleep disordered breathing .
- Prevention of gum disease as the evidence suggests gum disease is linked to diabetes, low pre-term birth weight and heart disease.
- Chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions such as headaches, neck aches and jaw ache and its relationship to increased oral and cervical(neck) muscle activity (e.g. nocturnal bruxism/clenching or grinding) is often an important perpetuating factor in these conditions.