Given all of the toxins and chemicals that exist in our environment, you just can’t be too cautious about what substances you put in or on your body. Dental treatment is no exception. What goes in or on your teeth can have a negative impact on your health, if you aren’t careful. Visiting a holistic dentist will help you get the dental care that’s consistent with your health values.
Dr. Tostado supports your preference to take a holistic approach to your dental treatment. He will ensure that your care at 5 Star Dental Group incorporates a comprehensive view of your overall health.
Sanitary Amalgam Removal
One of the primary holistic concerns in dentistry is exposure to mercury from metal fillings. The most exposure happens when old silver amalgam fillings are removed via a drilling process that releases mercury particles into the air.
Dr. Tostado can remove your amalgam fillings in a sanitary amalgam removal process that protects you from the dust created during the removal.
In this procedure, Dr. Tostado uses high-volume suction to trap amalgam particles while he removes the existing fillings. He will ensure that you don’t swallow any bits of the ground filling and keep the treatment area well-ventilated.
Holistic Metal-Free Dentistry
If you need a new filling or want to replace an amalgam restoration, tooth-colored composite or ceramic restorations are the best holistic options.
These restorations have multiple benefits that contribute to your dental health:
- They don’t contain metals that could trigger adverse reactions
- They’re bonded directly to your tooth with a tight seal that lowers your risk of recurrent decay
- They’re gentler on your teeth than metal fillings since they can flex with teeth unlike metal amalgam
Whether you have a confirmed sensitivity to any of the metals used in dentistry or simply want to be cautious and stay away from mercury- or metal-based restorations, Dr. Tostado can help.
All of the crowns and fillings he places here at 5 Star Dental Group are metal-free.
Clifford Test Results Assessment
Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing is abbreviated CMRT or simply called Clifford tests. This laboratory test evaluates your blood serum and identifies antibodies against a variety of chemical agents.
Clifford tests can give both you and a holistic dental care provider insight into which materials should be avoided in your treatment.
Have you recently had a Clifford test done? Dr. Tostado is happy to help you interpret the results and find out how they relate to your dental treatment.
Dr. Tostado understands that your health is a priority and agrees that dental treatment decisions need to be made with your overall health in mind.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Tostado, call us or fill out our Request an Appointment form.