Holistic Dentistry considers the patient’s entire state of physical and emotional well-being. It’s also referred to as Biological Dentistry, Biomimetic Dentistry, Metal-Free Dentistry, Toxic-Free Dentistry, and Natural Dentistry. With holistic dentistry, practice founder Dr. Gerry Curatola and the renowned Rejuvenation Dentistry® team view the mouth as the gateway and a mirror to the entire body. The ability to maintain health through the prevention and treatment of oral disease is an important element of wellness. Proven research shows that oral health plays a critical role in disease prevention, longevity, and healthier living. Gum disease remains an epidemic afflicting more than 80% of the adult population of the U.S. and is recognized as one of the largest sources of chronic low-grade inflammation. To have your ailments treated visit one of our locations which may be in or near – Manhattan New York, Upper East Side, New York City, Midtown, Brooklyn, Downtown Manhattan, Queens.
The mouth is the starting and entry point for an array of microbial infections to enter the bloodstream. Poor oral health can increase risk for, show the presence of or intensify the effects of diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. [ii] In addition, periodontal disease can make it more difficult to control blood sugar, and approximately 95% of Americans with diabetes have gum disease. [iii] The incidence of premature and low birth weight babies is also linked to gum disease. [iv] Poor oral health has also been found to exacerbate depression and other mental health conditions. [v]
A 2006 study conducted by Aetna and Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine on 145,000 patients found up to a 21% reduction in healthcare costs associated with major systemic diseases when oral health is improved. [vi] As part of holistic treatment of the mouth and body, our team focuses on preventative screening of overall health factors including oral health and anatomy, reviewing patients’ nutritional habits, exposure to environmental toxins, and lifestyle. We’re able to ascertain many aspects of patients’ systemic health through an examination of the mouth. We focus on the underlying condition rather than merely treating symptoms.
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