Our Holistic Philosophy
"The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest [her] patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison
Oral & Maxillofacial Therapy to Prevent Dental Disease
We offer comprehensive oral & maxillofacial therapy to prevent dental disease & optimize systemic wellness. What most people associate with dentistry today is the treatment of disease. Common symptoms include cavities, broken or infected teeth, jaw joint pain, swollen gums, among others, and the treatment for these issues includes procedures such as crowns, fillings, extractions, braces, implants, etc. These procedures are important and unavoidable once the symptoms of disease have progressed to an irreversible threshold, and we use these treatment options everyday with our patients.
But what often goes undiscussed but we think is arguably more important to understand, is that these procedures are only treating the symptoms of bigger issues and can be entirely prevented. These procedures are not treating the etiology, or the overall root cause, of these symptoms. Until these patients are educated on the root causes of these symptoms and then are treated with comprehensive, holistic therapies, they will continue to suffer from these same signs and symptoms of chronic disease.
Our Super Health program is founded upon the same philosophy as functional medicine. We offer holistic myofunctional and dental therapy to guide patients along a path to sustainable oral health and wellness.
The Program offers the culmination of the most advanced, evidence-based therapies to provide our patients with the care they need to heal and optimize their oral and dental health and to educate them as to how they can maintain optimal wellness for a lifetime. We are not going to wait for disease to present itself; ideally, we will set you up for success before you experience these dental ailments. While the methodology differs between patients based on age and concerns, the foundation for our care rests upon the following pillars of oral health:
medical practice or treatments that focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs, usually involving systems of holistic or alternative medicine
"you don't have to hav a disease to benefit from functional medicine"
PHILOSOPHY: characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected & inexplicable only by reference to the whole.
MEDICINE: characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of disease.
Whether you are a child or an adult, a patient can be at risk for or continue to struggle with a variety of dental issues if he or she is not properly educated and treated. For example, an insufficient airway, maligned teeth, or a displaced temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can cause premature tooth fracture, cluster headaches or migraines, muscle pain in the neck and shoulder, and a predisposition to decay and periodontal disease.
Along with their families, physicians, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and other providers, we partner with our patients to help them achieve a predictably healthy smile for a lifetime!