In recent years, medicine and dentistry have made great strides, greatly improving the knowledge that the dentist-physicians have about the oral cavity, realizing that what happens inside the mouth good or bad will impact the health of the patient. Added to these scientific findings is the fact that many procedures and compounds used in the past for dental prostheses have become obsolete and have been found to be harmful. For example, amalgam fillings may appear “silver” but they are 48-54% mercury, a known neuro-toxin!
The job of biological dentistry is to remove all of the harmful toxins and products from the patient’s mouth. This is accomplished by doing a complete dental revision, which means restoring the mouth as holistically as possible using the most biocompatible materials to restore the oral cavity. Dental care is always linked to an analysis of the patient’s general health, teeth and mouth are intimately linked to the health of our whole body, so we must always take care of it and plan dental visits consistently.
Biological Dentistry began with Weston A. Price, an american dentist who traveled the world in the 1930s studying indigenous cultures. He was a real visionary and a pioneer in the understanding that human health is a reflection of the health of Mother Earth. Throughout his studies, he formulated his first principle which gave life to Biological Dentistry: the health of the mouth is a reflection of the health of the entire body.
At its core, the goal of true Biological Dentistry is to STOP disease! It focuses on using tools and protocols that help to improve a person’s quality of life. But instead of treating symptoms, a Biological Dentist looks at the current presentation as well as the history of the patient’s oral and overall health! This allows one to make a bioindividual determination about how to handle this specific situation!
“The next great step in medical progress in the line of preventive medicine should be made by the dentists”– Charles Mayo, founder of The Mayo Clinic