Biological dentistry (also known as holistic dentistry) is an approach to dental care that centers on the use of natural and non-toxic materials for dental work, and how oral health affects the entire body. A growing body of research shows that dental problems, such as gum disease and oral infections, can increase the risk of certain systemic health problems. There is also evidence that certain dental materials used in years past can have adverse effects on the body.
By utilizing the most advanced diagnostic tools and treatment methods and the safest biological-compatible materials, holistic dentists like Dr. Mike Robichaux are able to help patients achieve optimal oral health while boosting overall wellbeing and quality of life. With over 40 years of experience, Dr. Robichaux is one of the top biological dentists serving patients in Slidell and the surrounding areas. He would be happy to speak to you about biological dentistry and how he can help you live a happier and healthier life.
How Biological Dentistry Differs From Traditional Dentistry
All dentists strive to help their patients obtain optimal oral health, but it is how they do this that separates biological dentists and traditional dentists. Biological dentists are aware of the impact oral health can have on overall health and wellness. For this reason, they use only bio-compatible materials and substances that are proven to not have any adverse effects on the mouth or body. In contrast, traditional dentists may still use materials, such (e.g., amalgam for dental fillings) that can expose patients to harmful toxins.
Biological dentists use natural therapies and treatment methods to prevent, diagnose and treat dental problems. Such methods include digital X-rays, BPA-free dental sealants, advanced sterilizing practices and mercury-free dental restorations.
Finally, biological dentists focus on long-term wellness. While some dentists treat patients for a single dental symptom, biological dentists like Dr. Robichaux look at the underlying problems that cause the symptom to minimize the chance of reoccurrence or complications in the future. They use tools such as Oral DNA testing to screen for potentially harmful bacteria and viruses present in the mouth. Tools like these allow dentists to plan and perform personalized and accurate treatment. Biological dentists also want patients to enjoy their natural teeth for as long as possible, so they also use conservative approaches that preserve the integrity of the oral cavity.
Biological Dentistry Services We Offer
- Digital X-rays
- Mercury-free dental restorations
- Mercury-safe removal of amalgam fillings
- Bio-compatible materials
- Fluoride-free procedures
- Treatment of TMJ disorder
- Oral DNA testing
- Education and guidance on dietary and lifestyle habits
Personalized Biological Dentistry in Slidell
Dr. Robichaux welcomes you and your family to our biological, holistic dental practice. He understands that each patient’s dental needs and goals are unique and will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to you.
Schedule a personal appointment with the practice of Mike Robichaux, DDS by contacting our Slidell office today.