Holistic, Biological Dentistry Near Decatur, GA
Reinhold Voll, a German doctor, believes that the majority of health problems are caused by mouth conditions.
Now, dentistry is beginning to see the connection between gum disease and other conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, and so forth. Most dentists also recognize that poor oral health can greatly interfere with a person’s emotional well-being and overall quality of life.
Biological Dentistry: How Is It Different?
Biological dentistry is a type of dentistry that focuses on the overall health of the patient, rather than just the teeth. This approach to dentistry takes into account the whole body and how dental health can impact overall health. Biological dentists often use more natural materials and treatments, and they may avoid using certain chemicals or procedures that could be harmful to the patient.
Dentistry that adheres to biological principles is, by definition, holistic. The functions of teeth, gums, and mouth are not considered separately. Each of them, including physical, energetic, and spiritual parts, is understood to be part of a dynamic whole. Biological dentists treat you as a whole person – body, mind, and spirit.
Biological dentistry is a type of dental practice that takes into account both traditional healing methods and modern-day dental techniques.
Biological dentistry is an approach to dental care that focuses on the whole person—body, mind, and spirit. This type of dentistry looks at the mouth not as a separate entity, but as part of the whole body, which includes the physical, energetic, and spiritual aspects.
We use state-of-the-art techniques and tools, including lasers, dental ozone, and PRF (platelet-rich fibrin). In addition, we support all types of dental treatments with practices such as nutrition, acupuncture, neural therapy, homeopathy, light therapy, and others.
We focus on preventive measures and education. Helping you make informed decisions about your dental care is our top priority. We also want to arm you with the knowledge you need to maintain optimal oral health for the rest of your life.
Biological dentistry is gentle, protecting the teeth from any trauma that could cause early damage. For more invasive procedures like fillings, crowns, or implants, we only use biocompatible materials. Dentures (partial or full), orthodontic devices, and oral appliances all fall under the same category.
We offer mercury-free, fluoride-free, and mercury-safe dentistry, which is also known as biological dentistry. Our dental office follows strict safety protocols when removing amalgam fillings to protect both the patient and the environment. We never place “silver” amalgam fillings. Whenever a patient has amalgam fillings, we never polish them or treat them in ways that would increase mercury vapor release, since this neurotoxin can be harmful when inhaled.
The use of mercury fillings has been associated with a number of chronic health problems, including root canal infections and jawbone osteonecrosis – also known as “cavitations.” At our dental practice, we are very familiar with treating patients who have chronic health issues, and we routinely work with integrative physicians, naturopaths, chiropractors, osteopaths, and other healers to coordinate our patients’ overall healing journeys.
We prioritize our patients as individuals with agency, not passive patients. Biological dentists get to know you by your dental and medical history, as well as what you value and care about in life.
A biological dentist will not tell you what treatment to choose. We will provide you with information about the advantages and disadvantages of each option, so that you can make the health decisions that are right for you and your family.
We always welcome new patients and their families at Dazzling Smiles. Our dental center is eco-friendly, relaxing, and comfortable – perfect for your family to visit. Contact us today and find out how a holistic dental approach can make a difference in your life.
Our Holistic Dentistry Services
About Dazzling Smiles
The decisions made in our biological dental practice always have the big picture in mind. Instead of just treating a dental issue, Dr. McKenzie chooses techniques, materials, and care based on whole-body health. The goal of our practice is to provide effective dental treatments in the safest and healthiest way possible. We are able to do this by making specific choices.
- We do not use dental amalgam for cavity repair because it contains mercury.
- Cavities are fixed with tooth-colored resin and ceramic materials.
- Ceramic is also used in dental implant treatment, a method introduced by Dr. McKenzie in the state of Georgia.
- Fluoride products are not used in our office, nor recommended by Dr. McKenzie.
- Dr. McKenzie recommends using gum treatments and oral hygiene products that contain all-natural essential oils and healing herbs instead of potentially harsh chemicals.
- We take care to ensure that patients are safe and healthy at all times.
- We offer the best possible solutions to dental concerns by keeping up with the latest developments, discoveries, and research in biological dentistry.
Dazzling Smiles is proud to be the holistic choice for residents of Decatur, GA, and beyond including Kennesaw. We invite you and your family to experience the difference that a natural, biological, minimally invasive approach to dental care can offer, and we look forward to meeting you soon!
Get to Know Decatur, Georgia
About Decatur, GA
Decatur is a city in, and the county seat of, DeKalb County, Georgia, which is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. With a population of 24,928 in the 2020 census, the municipality is sometimes assumed to be larger since multiple ZIP Codes in unincorporated DeKalb County bear Decatur as the address. The city is served by three MARTA rail stations (Decatur, East Lake, and Avondale). The city is located approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Downtown Atlanta and shares its western border with both the city of Atlanta (the Kirkwood and Lake Claire neighborhoods) and unincorporated DeKalb County. The Druid Hills neighborhood is to the northwest of Decatur. The unofficial motto of Decatur used by some residents is “Everything is Greater in Decatur.”