Stay on Top of Your Overall Health
At Just Smile Dental, Dr. Webley and our Everett team wholeheartedly believe in treating your dental needs while keeping your overall body in mind. We focus on natural alternatives to metal restorations.
Our practice is unique because we specialize in preventative and holistic dentistry to keep our patients’ mouths healthy. We truly believe that the condition of your mouth is connected to your overall health. We don’t just believe metal-free treatment solutions are safer for our patients, but also that it’s environmentally friendly. Environmentally, the release of mercury can cause health complications such as brain damage and neurology problems.
What Is Holistic Dentistry?
Holistic medicine and dentistry not only involve the mouth but the whole body, including the mind. What happens in your mouth not only affects your oral health but also affects your overall health.
Many patients are unaware there are some negative effects that traditional dental techniques and treatments can have on their bodies. Dr. Webley educates patients on the health hazards that are found in our everyday environment as well as bringing awareness to what corresponds to your dental health and overall wellbeing.
Benefits of Holistic Dentistry
When you switch from traditional to holistic dentistry, you discover many benefits that you haven’t noticed before. Holistic dentistry offers:
- Promotes overall body health — When you come in for your dental needs, we also consider your overall wellbeing.
- Customized treatment plan — Every patient is unique and reacts differently to certain materials. We want to use materials that are best suited for you.
- Safe healing methods — We utilize safe dental products and healing techniques so your mouth heals more naturally.
Holistic Approach to Preventative Dentistry
When we discuss preventative dentistry, we’re talking about regular visits, along with professional cleanings. Routine cleanings will remove any tartar and build-up, decreasing your risk for gum disease. We also only use distilled water for our patients because it’s healthier than regular water. Routine radiographs allow us to see the roots and structure of the tooth in detail.
We use air abrasion, the concentrated air pressure, to professionally clean your teeth. This allows us to treat your teeth more naturally, instead of using a drill or a needle. This procedure is used when filling a cavity or preparing for a dental crown. Dr. Webley uses a special handpiece that’s connected to the air pressure and tiny particles. When activated, a stream of the particles gently impacts the tooth surface to clean.
Since mercury can be a toxin, we’re proud to provide mercury-free fillings and crowns. We want to treat our patients without introducing any harmful substances into their bodies.
Mercury-free fillings and crowns are free of metal and toxins, becoming a favorite to our patients. They’re customized to your tooth shape, natural-looking, and don’t generate electric shock. More than that, the mercury-free fillings and crowns won’t break down and won’t leave your tooth vulnerable to bacteria, unlike the traditional restorations.
TMJ Therapy and Trigger Point Therapy
We also offer non-medicine treatments, TMJ therapy, and trigger point therapy, to help patients who suffer from tension and migraine headaches due to clenching teeth and stressed muscles.
If you’re dealing with jaw pain that’s affecting how you interact in your daily lives, Dr. Webley will recommend TMJ therapy to ease your pain. We have several natural treatment suggestions that you can try at home. Since jaw pain can also lead to neck and shoulder pain, Dr. Webley will sometimes recommend trigger point therapy to target the pain areas and ease the pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
With proper oral hygiene and regular biannual visits to Just Smile Dental, mercury-free fillings can last up to ten years. When it’s time to replace your fillings, the procedure is quick and painless. To ensure the longevity, Dr. Webley recommends following the instructions:
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Floss daily
- Rinse between meals
There are several factors that contribute to triggering points near your TMJ, including:
- Muscle overuse
- Stress and anxiety
- Muscle injury
These factors play a huge part in your muscle tensions. Repetitive motions, clenched muscles, and the constant use of muscles will only worsen your situation. If you’re experiencing one of the factors listed above, call our Everett office at (425) 341-1111 to schedule an appointment today.
Most insurance covers a portion of the treatment cost. We highly encourage you to speak to your insurance provider to learn more about your coverage plan and the benefits they offer. We also offer flexible financing options so you don’t delay your treatment any longer.
Our Commitment to Achieving Overall Wellbeing
When it comes to oral care, Dr. Webley wants you to be informed about what will be going into your body. At Just Smile Dental, our dental team provides our patients with trustworthy, chemical-free options for their dental care.
Give holistic dentistry a chance, call our Everett office at (425) 341-1111 to schedule an appointment today. You can also fill out our online contact form and one of our staff will be happy to assist you. We’re proud to provide services to Edmonds, Marysville, Lynnwood, Snohomish, and many more!