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What Is Biological Dentistry?

Biological dentistry, also called natural or holistic dentistry, is a form of dentistry that is exploding in popularity. Biological dental services, as offered by Dr. Vincent Buscemi and the team at Buscemi Family Dentistry, are highly sought after by health-conscious individuals in the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan area who seek alternative perspectives and treatment options to those such as mercury fillings and teeth whitening options which utilize high levels of chemicals.

The Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology describes biological dentistry as “not a separate specialty of dentistry, but a thought process and an attitude that can be applied to all aspects of dental treatment and health care in general: it constantly pursues the safest, least harmful way to achieve the goals of contemporary dentistry and health care and identifies the important connections between oral health and overall health.”

Here is some general information about biological dentistry and what it can offer you!

What Is Biological Dentistry?

When you hear the term biological and holistic dentistry, these terms can be used interchangeably as both employ the same thought processes and philosophy of dental treatment. A biological dentist looks at one’s health as an interconnected system. The mouth and body are linked, meaning any infection or disease within the body is mirrored orally and vice versa. Outside factors, including diet, stress, and sleeping patterns, directly impact disease and oral inflammation.

Biological dentistry is the practice of diagnosing and treating one’s oral health utilizing natural therapies. A biological dentist will assess their patient’s physical well-being and emotional health before prescribing treatment.

The Difference Between Biological and Traditional Dentistry

Like any traditional dentist, a biological dentist will have completed dental school and received a DDS or DMD degree. Biological dentists offer conventional dental services, including cleanings, fillings, and periodontal disease treatment. The main difference lies in the approach to these treatments. While a traditional dentist looks for a symptom and provides treatment, a biological dentist will look deeper into the root cause of the problem, seeking information on the patient’s diet, sleep patterns, workout regimen, medical history, and more. Any treatment recommended will utilize only natural, biocompatible materials which are non-toxic and completely safe for the patient.

To learn more about how biological dentistry is changing the field of dentistry, please schedule an appointment with our team at Buscemi Family Dentistry at our Bloomfield Hills, MI office by calling (248) 654-8848.

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Dr. Vincent Buscemi
Dr. Vincent Buscemi obtained his dental degree from the prestigious University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2014. He received more extensive training in biomimetic dentistry when he attended the Alleman Center for Biomimetic Dentistry. Dr. Buscemi serves as a member of the Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. He established Buscemi Family Dentistry to provide the benefits of biomimetic dentistry, including enhanced long-term oral and whole-body health, to families in and around Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. This superior alternative to dental treatment addresses patients’ whole health needs while also restoring smiles.