Holistic Dentistry

Holistic Dentistry—Modern Science Embraces Ancient Traditions

Holistic health isn't a new idea—it is centuries old. Yet many modern health practitioners from family physicians to general dentists don't currently use holistic practices. Indeed, if you're relying on a "traditional" dentist to live your best life, you may be missing out. Without acknowledging how your oral health is completely woven into your total well being, you (and your dentist) are ignoring a major component of overall wellness. That's what a good holistic dentist in Los Angeles understands.

And that holistic approach to oral hygiene has been verified by multiple scientific studies. In fact, new research has repeatedly shown that in order to take care of yourself as a whole, you have to take care of your mouth.

Westwood Village Smiles is home to Dr. Guillen, a board certified, holistic dentist in the Los Angeles area. It is our goal to support your choice to live a less-toxic life by giving you alternative treatments, materials, and therapies you can use to achieve dental health without sacrificing you total body care.

Your Oral Health is Intimately Connected to Your Total Wellness

As a holistic dentist in Los Angeles, Dr. Guillen knows what a critical role oral health and hygiene play in your total wellness. Bad oral practices can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and worse.

Gum disease and tooth decay can cause or contribute to:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Chronic swelling
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • COPD

And the longer a problem persists, the greater the risks. But simply repairing the damage isn't the best option.

Less Invasive Treatments = A Happier (Healthier) You

Many "traditional" dentists think it's their job to "fix" your teeth; which involves fillings, extractions, and other invasive surgical procedures. But simply fixing problems that already exist is costly, potentially painful, and doesn't address the root problems which caused the damage in the first place.

A good holistic dentist in Los Angeles will use active intervention (repair/replacement) to achieve healthy smiles. But preventing problems is always the primary goal.

Dr. Guillen encourages preventative care from the very beginning (as early as a child's first dental exam). By teaching patients good habits, giving them the resources and information they need to make decisions, and addressing minor issues before they become problems, Dr. Guillen can achieve excellent results with minimal invasive oral procedures.

This reduces stress, swelling, strain on your immune system, and the likelihood of damaging adjacent healthy teeth and tissue.

When procedures (such as fillings) are necessary, it's good to know that Dr. Guillen has your total wellness in mind every time.

A Mercury-Amalgam Free Holistic Dentist in Los Angeles

While the ADA maintains the position that mercury-amalgam fillings are reasonably safe, mercury is poisonous. It is a powerful neurotoxin which can cause nervous disorders, mood disorders, decay of mental faculties, and worse.

That's why Dr. Guillen maintains a mercury-free dentist office. Westwood Village Smiles always offers alternative materials that do not contain harmful heavy metals. And these alternatives are often as effective (or even more so) than traditional metal (silver) fillings.

Less Radiation Too!

X-rays are an essential part of good oral care and are often the only way to get an accurate look at what's happening below the gum line. But, as a holistic dentist in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Guillen is committed to minimizing the amount of radiation to which his patients are exposed. That's why he only uses digital X-Rays—effectively reducing radiation exposure by as much as 90%.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

If you're looking for a new holistic dentist near Los Angeles who is as committed to your total wellness as you are, contact us directly. We offer convenient appointment times (even evening and weekend slots) as well as a variety of payment options. To learn more, call the helpful staff at Westwood Village Smiles today: (301) 775-2265.