Many dentists claim to offer holistic dentistry, but what does that really mean? At Dr. Frederick Dreher’s Ballston Spa, MD dental practice, that means we never recommend a dentistry service without discussing and fully understanding the way it effects your whole body. We know that a healthy mouth and a healthy body go hand in hand, and you can’t truly have one without the other. For this reason we promise our dental services are free of mercury and Bisphenol A (BPA), 100% biocompatible, and safe for your whole body.
Mercury & Bisphenol A (BPA) Free Ballston Spa Dentistry
There are few health topics in the US that have caused more derision than mercury and BPA free dentistry. The topic tends to send dentists to their opposite corners for sparing, but at the end of the day, the only way to be sure patients are healthy, smile and all, is to avoid using these materials in dental treatments. That’s why your Ballston Spa dental team provides products that are 100% free from mercury and BPA. We believe it’s only a matter of time before other dental practices join us. According to the ADA, while research is inconclusive regarding long term effects of mercury and BPA in the system, it is recommended for optimal patient safety that products free from these materials be used.
Dedicated to Biocompatibility
Another reason we choose to use materials free of Mercury and BPA is that they tend to be more biocompatible. Even if patients don’t notice adverse effects right away (patients with metal sensitivity might have a filling for a year or more before noticing any symptoms), it’s essential to use materials that will not cause long-term harm to the body. Before using any material to restore, enhance, or protect your smile, we conduct biocompatibility testing to determine the ideal materials for you. This increases treatment success, keeps patients safe, and allows our team to offer truly holistic dentistry services.
For years, dentists and physicians have struggled to find treatment that kills infection, supports immune function, and protects patients. At our Ballston Spa dental practice, we have just such a treatment: ozone therapy. Direct bursts of oxygen are used to disinfect the mouth before and during treatment. Oxygen is 100% safe and effective for every patient making it the ideal way to remove infection, and keep every patient healthy.
Whole Body Health Therapies
In addition to providing dental services that are conscious of the effects on whole body health, Dr. Dreher and his team also provide an infrared sauna and Trager therapy. Our infrared sauna uses safe light energy to directly heat the body riding it of toxins, relaxing patients, relieving pain and inflammation, and speeding the healing process. Trager therapy is an approach to pain management and healing that uses a combination of active and passive movements to relieve stress and release mental and physical blocks developed after years of habitual movement. This therapy is one way to treat aches, strains, and stresses, and it can also be used to treat TMJ disorder.
Contact the Holistic Dentist 12020 Residents Rely On
If you’re interested in finding out more about our whole body health conscious dentistry or you’re ready to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Dreher and his dedicated Ballston Spa, NY dentistry team today.