Dentistry has been around for thousands of years. As the human race, we have always tried to make sure that we keep our bodies in the best of health, and that definitely includes our teeth. The Ancient Greeks wrote essays about teeth, the Ancient Egyptians spent an awful long time trying to cure the common toothache, and even the Romans had a wide range of dental solutions that they created. Thankfully, we have come a long way since the Victorian age when street children were brought into dental surgeries so that their teeth could be pulled out and put into rich people’s mouths! However, holistic dentistry is a phrase that people are seeing more and more over the last few years. We want to tell you a little bit about its history.
Although it is seen by many people to be a modern fad, holistic dentistry actually takes a lot of its ideals and its ideas from Ancient Chinese medicine. In the Ancient Chinese empire, it was believed that although different parts of a person’s body did different things, each one of those parts had to work together with the other parts of the body for everything to work. They are all connected, and if one of them is damaged, other parts will suffer. That is the main principle of holistic dentistry, and it is why a holistic dentist will always ask their patients about diet, exercise, and other pertinent information. This is because a change in diet can affect teeth just as frequent headaches can actually be caused by your teeth.
Now combined with modern dental research, homeopathic dentistry is the perfect choice for someone that wants their body to be treated as a whole, rather than independent parts, and wants their dentist to be at the very cutting edge of dental knowledge.
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