Riverpark Dental

Holistic Dentistry is a contemporary approach to dental treatment. By examining the relationship between your oral health and the rest of your body, we can achieve an overall harmony! Holistic, Biologic or Whole-Body Dentistry are all terms that emphasize the use of the most biocompatible restoration materials and non-invasive or natural treatments, while focusing on the unrecognized impact that potential dental toxins and dental infections can have on overall health. Preventive care and good dental hygiene are major components of holistic dentistry.

All visitors are encouraged to take a tour and to a complimentary consultation with one of our holistic patient care specialists. Our goal is a long-term partnership with patients based on trust and respect. Disclaimer about Holistic Dentistry

Homeopathic remedies

These remedies are suggested to facilitate healing and minimize the need for pharmaceutical drugs.

Digital radiography

We use digital radiography only. This eliminates the use of harmful chemicals required in the processing and developing of x-ray film. This safer and faster method allows us to take dental radiographs with significantly lower radiation than traditional x-rays. We can see your radiograph in sharp vivid detail on the computer monitor within seconds.

Fluoride

The Holistic Dental Association believes that fluoride has scientifically known toxic properties. Therefore it should also be discouraged from being used at home.

Modern technology

Fresh Breath Treatment is a comprehensive evaluation of your sinuses, oral cavity and digestive system to determine the cause of your bad breath. Course of treatment is determined and effected in one visit. It is simple, stress-free and highly successful. At every appointment, we review your medical history. Our thorough oral examination includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal screening for your gums and a TMJ screening for your jaw. Please be sure to ask one of our patient care specialists for further information when you make your appointment. We take great pride in our integrative dental solutions. We stay current with the latest advanced technology in dentistry as well as holistic techniques to provide you with a lifetime of dental care.

Holistic Services

We provide the following holistic services:

  • Safe Amalgam/Mercury Fillings Removal
  • Composite restorations
  • Crown and bridge
  • Dentures
  • Extractions
  • Non-invasive periodontal treatment
  • Non fluoride preventative treatment (oral hygiene)

Safe Amalgam Removal

We use the safe amalgam protocols from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Amalgam (or mercury restoration) removal exposes us to hazardous wastes and mercury vapors. By following these guidelines we minimize the risk of exposure. During this procedure, you will notice that both the dentist and other team members wear mercury vapor masks. The masks are essential for our safety. We also take steps to ensure your safety as a patient. By using non-latex rubber dams we are isolating the individual tooth or teeth we are working on and minimize the mercury filling particles from entering the mouth. Since mercury vapors have been shown to pass right through latex, at Holistic Dentistry we use only nitrile gloves and non-latex dams.

We also use the IQ Air Purifier. We place the IQ directly below the patient's face to capture mercury vapors and drill aerosols before they spread, while at the same time purifying the air from other contaminants such as viruses, bacteria, volatile organic compounds and disinfectant odors. At Riverpark Dental we use medical grade oxygen to provide a positive pressure flow minimizing mercury inhalation from the nose. We also use high volume suction to remove the majority of the mercury particles directly above the tooth while another suction tip is placed underneath the rubber dam to remove any mercury vapors that find its way in the mouth. Cold distilled ozonated water is used to irrigate the tooth to keep the mercury vapors at a minimum. Mercury fillings are sectioned in chunks when removing them to minimize the amount of the filling being drilled and therefore minimize vapor release. Gloves and rubber dams that are contaminated with mercury particles are disposed of after mercury restoration removal before proceeding with the final restoration of the tooth.

Composite Restorations

High quality biocompatible composite materials are used that have been tested to show high biocompatibility to the body and no release of BPA.

No Fluoride

Fluoride is not used in any of our treatments. Water that is used to irrigate is distilled and ozonated so no fluoridated tap water is used. No fluoride releasing material is used whether in the cements, sealants or bonding agents.

Hygiene

Our holistic hygienist Amy uses only non-fluoridated prophy paste and distilled and ozonated water while cleaning your teeth. We use only non-alcohol, herbal mouth rinses for your comfort.

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