Holistic dentistry differs from traditional dental care because the dentist doesn’t focus exclusively on the oral cavity. A holistic dentist provides natural solutions that promote your dental health and overall wellness.
BioDental is a holistic dental practice in Encino serving the Greater Los Angeles Area. Dr. Matian believes in the process of holistic dentistry because this natural approach delves deeper by addressing underlying health problems. This process enables Dr. Matian to provide important services while taking into account your overall health.
As a holistic dentist, Dr. Matian educates his patients on how nutrition prevents and corrects gum disease and tooth decay.
Nutritional supplements and dental health
In addition to a proper diet, you can use vitamins and minerals to correct the biochemical imbalances that cause degenerative dental disease. As a dedicated holistic dentist in Los Angeles, Dr. Matian will explain how modifying your diet can quench your cravings for sugar. BioDental can help you incorporate healthier dental care practices in your daily routine.
Why metal-free dentistry?
An important tenet in holistic dentistry is to avoid the use of toxic dental materials, such as fluoride and amalgams. According to numerous studies, these substances are hazardous to your health. Traditional dentists use bridges, crowns, anesthetics and bonding materials that contain materials proven to cause allergies in certain patients. Some common examples are nickel, cadmium and aluminum.
Using digital X-ray equipment as opposed to less expensive analog equipment is another service that Dr. Matian provides to his patients. These incredibly sharp images provide him with a tool that assists in planning complex treatment and in monitoring the health of his patient’s mouth. The clearer the images are, the more accurate the dental work can be.
As a holistic dentist, Dr. Matian feels strongly that his Encino patients should not be overly exposed to radiation. Not only do digital X-ray machines provide incredibly sharp images, they expose the patient to less radiation. Additionally because the images produced are high definition images, it is very rare to have to retake them.
Environmentally digital X-ray equipment eliminates the toxic stream of waste that ends up in the landfills around Los Angeles. The chemicals and films needed to produce analog images are not part of Dr. Matian’s holistic dental office.
Biocompatible testing first
Holistic dentistry avoids known toxins and uses biocompatible testing to determine whether a particular material is appropriate for your unique biochemistry. This testing can reveal whether existing dental materials are the reason for your health problems. The results enable Dr. Matian to identify a compatible material for your dental work. Additionally, holistic dentists use a meticulous protocol for removing existing amalgams. This eliminates the risk that you will inhale or swallow the dangerous particles.
Fear of the dentist
Many people have had experiences in the past which can set the stage for fear of the dentist. Dr. Matian is very aware of this issue and has created a holistic dental practice in Encino that is designed to create a calm and soothing environment that is stress-free.
From the décor and layout of the office, to the training he provides to his support staff, the intention is to create a dental practice that meets all patient needs including those who are anxious. There is no stigma attached to being fearful of dental work. Dr. Matian is known for his compassionate chair-side manner with patients who are trying to overcome a fear that may have roots in childhood dental experiences.
There is no pressure on patients to make quick decisions or to rush them through their treatment. As an enthusiastic practitioner of holistic dentistry, Dr. Matian is dedicated to providing the best experience his patients have ever had in any dental office.
Dr. Matian's Approach to Holistic Dentistry
Many dentists have a go-to material they use for certain procedures. Even many holistic dentists who generally avoid metal or mercury fillings often have a set material they use, such as ceramic or Zirconia implants. Though it can be better when a dentist uses non-metal implants, if the dentists don’t work with patients on an individual basis, they can’t possibly know what’s best for the patient. They miss out on the importance of finding what works best for each individual patient’s unique biochemistry.
Dr. Matian uses biocompatible testing to determine if a particular material is appropriate for each patient’s unique biochemistry. This testing and its results enable Dr. Matian to identify a compatible material for your dental work. In addition, Dr. Matian can use this testing to find out if existing dental materials are the reason for health problems you may be experiencing.
Holistic dentistry at its best
Dedicated to metal-free and biocompatible dentistry, Dr. Matian provides among the best holistic dentistry Encino has to offer. He is dedicated to taking care of your teeth, but more importantly, enabling the good health of your whole body by ensuring your teeth are properly cared for.
Call our office today to learn more about our holistic dentistry in Los Angeles and Encino, and learn how it can improve your overall health. As one of the most dedicated holistic dentist Los Angeles offers, Dr. Matian works hard to give you excellent oral care that furthers your overall health.