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What is a Biological Dentist?

Posted by Well Being Dentistry 2023-02-09

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More patients than ever are visiting biological dentists rather than traditional dentists. This is due in large part to the benefits they offer, as many consider treatment from a biological dentist to be safer, less invasive and more affordable. 

An overview of a biological dentist

Learning more about what a biological dentist is can help you decide if treatment is appropriate. In many ways, they are similar to traditional dentists, but they use new scientific discoveries and innovative technology and techniques to ensure the patient is treated in the safest and healthiest way possible.

Biological dentist defined

A biological dentist is a dentist who understands that body and oral health are interconnected and offers services accordingly. They do a thorough assessment of the patient’s overall health to determine the best course of treatment. 

Detailed health assessments allow biological dentists to determine potential threats to oral health, the safest form of treatment and effective ways to prevent oral health concerns from ever developing. Along with offering most of the services a traditional dentist offers, a biological dentist may also help their patients with stress management, dietary changes, sleep issues and body and mouth inflammation. 

Biological dentist vs. traditional dentist

A biological dentist is similar to a traditional dentist in many ways. They both deal with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of oral health concerns. However, the methods with which a biological dentist may treat an issue are often different. For example, a traditional dentist may treat a patient with weakened or eroded enamel with fluoride or by filling the cavity, whereas a biological dentist may look at the lifestyle factors, dietary habits and oral health practices to deal with the concern long-term. A biological dentist is also less likely to recommend fluoride treatments, metal fillings or root canal therapy. 

Reasons to consider a biological dentist

A biological dentist can help with whole-body health rather than focusing on oral health alone. They also offer safe treatments, utilizing bio-compatible and non-toxic materials. Treatments that biological dentists offer are often less invasive as well, which reduces the need for sedation dentistry or long recovery times. Ultimately, a biological dentist wants to help patients prevent oral health concerns by focusing heavily on preventive measures through lifestyle, diet and oral care changes. 

How to choose a biological dentist

Biological dentists are becoming more common. To ensure you choose the right one, consider scheduling a consultation visit to ask questions and get more information about the services biological dentists offer. If they meet your specific needs and preferences, are friendly and have a good track record with patients, a biological dentist offers quality treatment that could be right for you. 

Consult with a biological dentist today

Get in touch with our dental team today to learn more about how a biological dentist helps their patients. We are glad to arrange a convenient time for you to come in for a consultation visit during which we will answer all of your questions about biological dentistry.

Request an appointment here: or call Well Being Dentistry at (408) 244-0590 for an appointment in our Santa Clara office.

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