Holistic Dentistry – Ballston Spa, NY
Dentistry for the Entire Body
Your safety is important to us, which is why we only offer procedures and treatments that we fully trust will provide you with a truly healthy smile. Our Ballston Spa office is mercury safe, and we can even replace any traditional amalgam fillings you may have with more advanced materials through safe mercury removal. Ozone therapy is also a new and important procedure that could help improve the state of your teeth. Due to its similarity to oxygen, there’s no threat of any undesirable reactions, and the process can help kill bacteria that are causing a variety of dental problems, including periodontal disease, root canal infections, and decay. We can even offer help to patients who are struggling with dental fear or phobia — sedation dentistry can provide the feelings of relaxation and comfort you’ve been sorely missing.
Why Choose Frederick Dreher, DDS, PC for Holistic Dentistry?
- Member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology
- 100% Safe Mercury/Amalgam Filling Removal
- Member of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine
Safe Mercury/ Amalgam Fillings Removal
It is well known that mercury is a very toxic substance, but it was very commonly used in old fillings because it enabled the metal material to be easily shaped to fit where it needed to go. These days, safer, more natural-looking alternatives are available. For patients looking to upgrade their fillings, we can remove amalgam ones while taking every possible precaution to ensure that you, our team, and the water supply aren’t exposed to mercury.
Ozone therapy uses enriched oxygen (O3) to remove bacteria and speed up the healing process after a dental procedure. Because it is pure oxygen, it is extremely safe for all patients, no matter their health profile, plus it is able to cleanse areas of the mouth that even liquids wouldn’t be able to reach. It has zero side effects and works very quickly to help you get to feeling better.
Full-Spectrum Infrared Detox Sauna Therapy
Our bodies are constantly exposed to full spectrum of light, some of which we can’t actually see. Light that has too low of a frequency to be picked up by the eyes is called infrared, and it has been shown to have some healing properties when the body is exposed to a higher amount than what people encounter in nature. For example, it can help to eliminate heavy metals from the body. It is completely safe and does not harm the skin. We can help a patient benefit from this natural solution with our infrared sauna.
Biocompatible Materials Testing Kits
A lot of materials have been used in dentistry over the decades. Some of them are safe, and some of them aren’t used that much anymore because they utilized toxic substances (with mercury being a primary one). If you have an old restoration, we can use a biocompatible testing kit to make sure that it is safe for your mouth and body. If necessary, we can remove a potentially harmful restoration and replace it with a strong, health-friendly alternative.
Gluten-Free Accommodating Dentistry
Many patients choose to go gluten-free for a wide variety of reasons, whether because they have celiac disease or simply feel better avoiding gluten-rich foods. Whatever the case may be, our team is more than able to accommodate patients with special dietary needs. By letting us know that you’re gluten-free, we can make recommendations for your diet and dental care regimen that take this into account so everything fits seamlessly into your lifestyle.
Oral DNA Oral Cancer Testing
Like with other cancers, certain genetic factors can make someone predisposed to developing the disease in their oral structures. This is separate from other risk factors like smoking and excessive sun exposure. To help you know your risk, we can perform a test to see how likely you are to develop oral cancer in the future. By knowing this, both you and our team can be diligent about looking for potential signs of the disease so you can get the treatment you need as soon as possible.