Holistic dentistry always opts for the least invasive method of treatment for any situation, and this includes its approach to cavities.
That means that, depending on the severity of the issue, a holistic dentist may give you some tips and pointers on undoing a cavity before opting to excavate and fill a cavity.
If that proves unsuccessful, holistic dentists will fill the cavity, using biocompatible materials. They will work to make you as comfortable as possible while also working to prevent future issues.
Undoing Cavities With Holistic Dentistry
Undoing cavities holistically generally requires a change in diet. Some types of foods, such as grains, nuts, and seeds as well as processed foods contain phytates that can neutralize the calcium and vitamin D we need to keep our bones, including our teeth, healthy and strong.
Some amount of phytates are a good thing, but most western diets contain high amounts of processed foods that contain so many phytates that teeth can easily grow weaker.
Eliminating processed foods from your diet and ensuring an appropriate intake of calcium and vitamin D may help to strengthen teeth and reverse small cavities.
Additionally, treating the affected tooth with clove oil or rinsing with aloe vera can help to heal the area as well.
How Do Holistic Dentists Fill Cavities?
If cavities require filling, holistic dentists will do so with minimal invasion and use biocompatible materials for the filling itself. That is, they will avoid any amalgam options and instead choose a metal-free option that is more sustainable and safer for the patient.
How Much Does Holistic Dentistry for Cavities Cost?
Depending on the nature of the issue, the materials used, and the number of visits required to manage the problem, prices will vary.
How Do I Find a Holistic Dentist to Help Me With Cavities?
Dison Family Dentistry offers holistic dental treatment as well as traditional options for all dental issues, including cavities. Call now to schedule a consultation.