What is holistic and biologic dentistry?

Total physical and emotional well-being starts with the mouth

The mouth as the gateway to holistic health

Biologic dentistry, also known as holistic dentistry or biological dentistry, is a field of dentistry that emphasizes a whole-body approach to oral health care. It differs from traditional dentistry, which is mostly geared towards treating symptoms, in its philosophy and treatment methods as looks at the whole person to evaluate health and wellness needs. This includes the complete spectrum of a patient’s biology, from their gut biome and their oral and physical health to their emotional and even spiritual well-being. The goal of biological dentistry is not only to resolve symptomatic issues, but to get to the root of what’s causing symptoms in the first place.

Understanding the impact of oral health on full well-being

The mouth serves as both a point of entry and a starting ground for an array of microbial infections that can infiltrate the bloodstream and break havoc on your health. Poor oral health can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke [ii]. With around 95% of Americans with diabetes also struggling with gum disease [iii], this is another link we can’t ignore. Gum disease has also been associated with an increased likelihood of premature and low birth weight babies [iv]. Importantly, the impact isn’t confined to physical health alone – poor oral health can also exacerbate mental health conditions like depression [v] hence why the team at Rejuvenation Health evaluate you as a whole.

Research has shown the profound link between oral health and overall well-being. A landmark 2006 study by Aetna and Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine, encompassing 145,000 patients, unveiled a potential reduction of up to 21% in healthcare costs tied to major systemic diseases when oral health is enhanced [vi]. 

How Rejuvenation Health optimize wellness through biologic dentistry

At Rejuvenation Health, we embrace a holistic and functional medicine philosophy that centers on optimizing health and wellness through the spectrum of your mouth and oral health. We focus on prevention and conservative treatment methods and we discourage the use of invasive surgeries, mercury and other toxins, or pharmaceuticals. By recommending lifestyle changes and non-pharmaceutical treatments, we help you prevent diseases from developing or progressing and we treat less understood systemic diseases rooted in poor oral health.

Our biological dental practice is:

  1. Mercury-free and mercury-safe
  2. Fluoride-free
  3. Focusing on whole-body health
  4. Focusing on prevention
  5. Most natural and least invasive
  6. Avoiding root canals
  7. Using biocompatible materials
  8. Emphasizing on nutrition and nutritional counseling
  9. Using Ozone therapy for powerful natural healing

Meet Your Biologic Dental Team

Book a consultation with Dr. Gerry Curatola and team

Step One: Comprehensive in person or telehealth consultation with Rejuvenation Health Team
Step Two:  Customized treatment plan development and review
Step Three:Treatment scheduling with a dedicated patient coordinator
Poor oral health can increase risk for, show the presence of or intensify the effects of diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.