Are Cosmetic Dental Procedures Holistic?
More and more people choose a simpler, cleaner lifestyle by selecting alternative medicine, varied holistic providers, yoga, organic foods, better fabrics for clothing, and, natural cosmetics. They focus on
They focus on positive relationships and try to practice honesty and integrity. So, in this context, seeking cosmetic dental enhancements could seem hypocritical and vain. The reality is that the benefits of aesthetic dental procedures run deeper than the appearance alone.
The mouth is a key factor in the way we communicate. An optimistic appearance and smile, along with positive words, contribute to the success of our relationships, both at work and in private life.
The smile has an important role on how we perceive others and ourselves. A beautiful, healthy smile opens the world up to us and creates positive energy. When people dislike their own smile, they find it difficult to be authentic and embrace their community. Many people, including children and the elderly who may feel uncomfortable with their teeth, can become highly self-conscious, shy or nervous about smiling or talking too much. So, restoring one’s healthy smile can have an incredible psychological impact. That said, many of the so-called cosmetic procedures do have an overall oral health benefit: straightening crooked teeth will enable improved cleaning, superior gum health, less jaw pain, less staining and better, sustainable maintenance. Replacing missing teeth and restoring the integrity of a full smile offers better lip support, increases chewing efficiency and stops the shifting of other teeth.
Holistic Dental care means healthy and improved Lifestyle
Cosmetic dental procedures can be extremely minimal. For example, a one-time tooth whitening session, before a wedding or a job interview, has proven so many times to stimulate the patient’s motivation to take better care of his/her teeth from that point forward. It encourages them to brush better, floss and watch their diet more carefully to ensure that they maintain that beautiful result.
Other procedures can range from porcelain veneers and crowns to clear orthodontics and implants. Individual patients have various needs and a dentist with a good understanding of aesthetics and function, and the holistic implication of choosing a method over another or selecting materials with low reactivity, will be able to apply the appropriate treatment. The smile is one of the most distinct human attributes and it’s something that should be carried throughout life.
Dr. Ruxandra Balescu, DMD, practices holistic dentistry at Princeton Center for Dental Aesthetics and Implants, Princeton NJ as is the author of this article.