Holistic dentistry provides our Cincinnati patients with quality dental care that improves both their oral and overall health. At Hardin Advanced Dentistry, your total wellbeing is a priority. In addition to helping you achieve a strong, gleaming smile, we focus on your general health by using materials that work well with your body’s natural chemistry and procedures that positively impact your overall lifestyle and wellness.
If you would like to learn more about our commitment to holistic dentistry and your personal health, please contact our experienced Cincinnati holistic dentist by calling (513) 234-5531 or by completing the form on this page to schedule an appointment. Our Mason office welcomes patients from Dayton, Ohio as well as Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.
What is Holistic Dentistry?
Holistic Dentistry is an approach to dentistry that promotes health and wellness. The basic principles of holistic dentistry include:
- Proper nutrition: for the prevention and reversal of degenerative dental disease.
- Fitness and healthy lifestyle: to promote proper body function, blood flow, and the reduction of inflammation.
- Safe dental materials: including the avoidance and elimination of toxins in dental materials.
- Treatment and prevention of bite problems: dental malocclusion leads to several physical imbalances.
- Treatment and prevention of gum disease: periodontal disease is linked to myriad systemic health issue.
How Does Holistic Dentistry Affect Total Wellbeing?
Healthy teeth and a strong oral structure give you the ability to speak, eat and function comfortably every day. Research increasingly finds that oral health isn’t just a passive component of general health, but an active driver of your overall wellbeing. The condition of your mouth is intrinsically entwined with your cardiac, respiratory and cognitive health. For example, without neuromuscular dentistry services, a misaligned jaw can cause chronic headaches, eye pain, ear ringing and neck, shoulder and back aches. Other mouth-body health connections include:
- Gum disease and heart disease, diabetes, stroke and more
- Oral air flow and sleep apnea
- Bio-incompatible dental fillings
- Oral cancer
Dr. Tara Hardin is a charter member of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists (IAMSD), and she is committed to providing her patients with safe, metal-free fillings. She also helps many of her Cincinnati patients replace their old amalgam (silver) fillings with tooth-colored composite fillings. Replacing old metal fillings benefits your general health in many ways, including:
- Reducing dental fractures.
- Keeping your mouth mercury-free.
- Making other oral health symptoms more easily identifiable.
Our Commitment to You
Whether addressing tooth decay, gum disease or jaw alignment, the experienced dentists at Hardin Advanced Dentistry are passionate about improving your overall wellbeing through safe dental practices. We firmly believe that the mouth is an excellent barometer for systemic health. The state of your gums, teeth and tongue are a window to the biochemical condition of your body.
We encourage you to include regular dental exams into your health regimen, brush and floss at least twice a day and rinse with water after every meal. Beyond that, we strongly suggest that you eat a well-balanced diet, get plenty of exercise and restful sleep, and avoid alcohol and tobacco.
It’s important to know that your dentist cares about your entire wellness. Our holistic dentistry approach values healthy, lifelong relationships with our Cincinnati patients, not just transactional, reactive procedures. To learn more about how we can help you, contact Dr. Tara today by calling (513) 234-5531 or by completing the form on this page to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Mason and Dayton Ohio, as well as Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky.