England 8/11/2012 – A holistic dentist takes a whole body approach to dentistry that has benefits for their patients
Most people in the UK have never heard of holistic dentistry, therefore, they do not understand the benefits of using a holistic dentist. However, gradually this is changing as more and more dentists, in the UK, recognise the importance of treating their patients health problems a whole rather than just treating their dental problems.
People who are nervous of going to the dentist are some of the biggest beneficiaries of this new approach to dentistry. Holistic dentists recognise that they need to look after their patient in several different ways. Therefore, they are open to trying new treatments to help their patients to relax whilst in the dentist’s chair.
Some dentists are now working with alternative therapists to help their patients to calm down enough to undergo complicated and sometimes long dental procedures. It is now possible to find dentists in the UK who offer complementary treatments such as reflexology, acupuncture and breathing therapies as an aid to relaxation.
A few dentists are even turning to acupuncture to help them to treat conditions relating to the set of the jaw. It has only recently been understood that dentists can help people who suffer from migraines, facial pain and muscle spasms by changing the set of their jaw.
However, these kinds of dental treatments take time to take effect. In the meantime, the patient continues to suffer. This has led some forward thinking dentists to offer acupuncture as a way of relieving facial pain and muscle spasms, whilst the underlying cause is treated and the jaw is re-aligned. Some dentists also use it to treat post-operative pain or retch reflex problems.
A holistic dentist educates their patients
Sutcliffe Dental is one of the UK’s leading holistic dentists. Their patients are offered alternative therapies if they are needed. They also explain the connection between dental hygiene and general health, in particular how poor dental hygiene can increase the risk of heart attack. This approach is all part of the teams attempts to keep their patients healthy and happy. An approach, which is fostering a great deal of patient loyalty.
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