Nutrition. Inflammation. Microbial health.
TMJ, Pain & Occlusion, Airway, Breathing and Sleep
Integrative Dentistry is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to dental care with the mission of restoring and maintaining health and wellness across an individual’s lifespan by addressing the full range of influences that affect oral and systemic health.
With this collaborative approach, together we go above and beyond the treatment of symptoms with the goal of addressing the root causes of disease and dysfunction. In our office, we utilize traditional and holistic treatments and education focused on addressing infections, microbial health, inflammation, toxicity and nutrition; TMJ dysfunction, pain and occlusion; airway, breathing and sleep.
Integrative medicine includes the full spectrum of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental factors that influence your health. This comprehensive, customized, whole-person approach to health care is beneficial, whether you want to maintain optimal health or you are coping with a chronic condition. In both cases, our services improve how your physical body interacts with your psychological and emotional well-being.
Medicine has transitioned and refocused its attention on the primary health problem of the public as we’ve passed through a few major paradigm shifts. The first major era of medicine addressed the major cause of illness: communicable diseases. Major advances in antibiotics and vaccines brought huge advances in health outcomes related to infections of all kinds. The second major era of medicine since the industrial revolution has focused on the epidemiology and treatment of chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes and the like.
These diseases came out particularly amongst the affluent but eventually affected the population at large. Within this era, we discovered how industrialized living and processed foods like refined sugars and carbohydrates, poor quality fats and oils and other chemical additives to foods along with sedentary, non-active lifestyles impact our health. Now we turn to the third major shift in medicine where we grapple with the need for a more holistic, integrated, interdisciplinary approach where multiple specialties and bodies of knowledge come togehter to impact how we understand oral and systemic health.
In our office, we are passionate about the impact of oral health on systemic health, and we routinely educate and lead conversations encouraging our patients to free the body of infections, inflammation and toxicity while establishing a healthy, organic whole food diet together with a life full of exercise, fresh air and clean water. Next, the conversation turns to chewing function, smile esthetics, breathing and sleep. When you read more about our comprehensive airway-focused approach, you’ll discover our passion for opening and expanding the airway space, dramatically transforming our ability to breathe, sleep and feel better. Within this approach, we focus on structure, function and behavior, intent on addressing airway and sleep health in the most comprehensive, interdisciplinary manner.