Holistic Dentistry

Holistic Dentistry

Holistic Dentistry services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

Did you know your oral health can affect your overall health? Dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease have been found to increase your risk of health problems like heart disease and diabetes. That’s why Leila Shahbazi, DMD, MPH, and her professional dental team offer holistic dentistry services at Pure Smiles in Scottsdale, Arizona. This unique style of dental care provides comprehensive treatments and exceptional outcomes for patients. To learn more, call the Pure Smiles team today or book online when you’re ready.

What is holistic dentistry?

Holistic dentistry is a comprehensive approach to oral health that considers your entire body's well-being in addition to your dental health. 

Unlike traditional dentistry, which primarily focuses on treating dental issues within the mouth, holistic dentistry considers the interconnectedness of your oral health with your overall health.

Holistic dentistry also uses biocompatible materials for dental treatments, considering the potential impact of dental procedures and materials on your body. 

What benefits does holistic dentistry offer?

The holistic dentistry approach at Pure Smiles includes:

  • No toxins 
  • No bisphenol A (BPA)
  • No mercury or toxic metals 
  • No plastic in dental material 
  • The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF)
  • Biocompatibility testing 
  • Nutritional wellness coaching 
  • One-to-one time with your provider and hygienist 

The team also only uses advanced dental technology.

How does holistic dentistry treat the whole body?

Holistic dentistry treats the whole body by emphasizing prevention and taking a patient-centered approach. 

Dr. Shahbazi and the Pure Smiles team not only focus on treating dental issues but also strive to understand your:

  • Overall health
  • Lifestyle
  • Diet
  • Potential underlying causes of dental problems

They may recommend dietary and lifestyle changes, along with alternative therapies that support your body's natural healing processes. For instance, as a holistic practitioner, Dr. Shahbazi might consider how mercury amalgam fillings might impact your health due to potential mercury exposure.

What is a SMART-certified dentist?

A SMART-certified dentist is a practitioner who follows the SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) protocol, which was developed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) to ensure the safe removal of mercury amalgam fillings. 

SMART-certified dentists are trained to minimize mercury exposure during removal, utilizing protective measures like isolation techniques, high-volume suction, and specialized equipment to prevent inhalation of mercury vapors and ingesting amalgam particles. 

This approach safeguards both the patient and the dental team from potential mercury toxicity.

To learn more about how holistic dentistry can offer a more comprehensive approach to oral health by considering its impact on your entire body, call the friendly staff at Pure Smiles today to book an appointment or use the online scheduling tool.

We offer treatment for cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and holistic dentistry. Call us to book your appointment today.