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Integrative Dentistry: Ecology of the Mouth

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 4 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS Published November 2013 The oral cavity (mouth) is an ecosystem. It consists of teeth, bone, gum, soft tissue, saliva, and literally hundreds of bacteria, some good and some bad. 5is is the start of our digestive system, and through it passes the food and drink that nourish our bodies. Mutans Streptococcus (MS), often called Strep […]

Integrative Dentistry – Biologic Dentistry

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  • Posted 4 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS   Holistic/Biologic Dentistry Focuses on Wholebody wellness that starts with the mouth. Holistic/biologic dentists are dentists who perform dentistry that is good for the body as well as the oral cavity. The true difference between holistic/biologic dentistry and traditional dentistry is philosophical: traditional dentistry is the practice of treating the symptoms […]

Integrative Dentistry – Minimally Invasive Dentistry

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  • Posted 4 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS Published October 2013 Minimally Invasive Dentistry Your tooth aches, or when you bite down you get that “zing” feeling. You need to go to the dentist and you’re not exactly looking forward to it. What you dread most isn’t the pain, there‘s local anesthesia that takes care of that, but there […]

Integrative Dentistry – Technology

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  • Posted 4 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS Published August 2013 Technology has changed dentistry. The advances in dental materials and equipment enable us to perform treatment that 25 years ago did not exist. Computerization enables us to have a complete electronic record including digital x-rays, both intraoral and panoramic. The computer enables us to better communicate with our […]

Integrative Dentistry – Whole Body Dentistry

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  • Posted 4 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS Published July 2013 An examination of your mouth offers dentists clues about your overall health. Your oral health and overall health are intimately connected. Your mouth is teeming with bacteria. Most of them are harmless and play a large part in the digestion of your food. Normally, daily brushing and flossing […]

Sponsor of the Month – Smile Design & Wellness Center

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  • Posted 4 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS   Where did you grow up? How long have you lived in the area? Tell us about your family. Dr. Edwards started his career at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. While there, he decided he always wanted to be a dentist, his childhood dream, and he was not cut out […]

Integrative Dentistry – What is Integrative Dentistry?

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 4 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS Published June 2013  There is a paradigm shift going on in health care today. More and more people are becoming aware of the fact that it is in their best interest to maintain health and prevent disease than to expect a broken health care system to fix them. Integrative Dentistry is […]