Why patients in Centerville, OH should choose biologic dentistry
Your smile is important. A beautiful smile can increase your confidence while unsightly teeth can leave you self-conscious. Healthy teeth leave you feeling great while tooth decay can lead to intense toothaches. Even more importantly, your oral health can be closely linked with your overall health. When it comes to the care of your teeth, you need a dentist who is proactive about your health, not one that just handles problems. If this sounds intriguing, it may be time for a visit with a biological dentist such as Dr. Cobb.
The skinny on Biological Dentistry
Biological dentistry is a philosophy that the health of the mouth is not independent from the health of the body, that, in fact, the two are interconnected. Anything that affects the mouth can have an impact on the rest of the body. One of the key pillars of biological dentistry is the use of biocompatible materials. Many dentists today still use mercury amalgam fillings even though the safety of mercury has come into serious question. When amalgam fillings heat up, such as during biting, chewing, or brushing, the hazardous vapors are released. Dr. Cobb uses safe materials such as composite resin for fillings, which are natural looking and safe for the body.
In addition to utilizing safe materials, Dr. Cobb and his team are expertly trained and experienced in the safe removal of mercury amalgam. The entire team follows strict protocol to ensure the safety of both the patient and the staff during the entire process, from removal to disposal. Another pillar of biological dentistry is the focus on prevention and education. A healthy mouth starts with the knowledge of how to take care of it properly. We are always happy to explain proper brushing and flossing techniques and encourage all of our patients to maintain regular dental visits to monitor the health of the mouth and have the teeth professionally cleaned. If you live in Centerville, OH or the surrounding area and think that a biological dentistry practice makes sense for you, call us today to set up a new patient appointment.Back to Mercury Free & Biological Dentistry Page