Unlike most other forms of dentistry, Holistic Dentistry focuses on the whole patient rather than on one particular area such as a diseased tooth. A dentist that practices Holistic Dentistry will consider all areas concerning a patient, such as their overall health and mental wellbeing. The most common factors taken into account when diagnosing and treating dental issues are:

– Preventive

– Psychological

– Nutritional

– Intellectual

The main focus of Holistic Dentistry lies in preventive measures using alternative, nontraditional and less-accepted methods. Occasionally, some methods may contradict modern dentistry and medicine. It is always advisable to use your own judgement wisely and seek the informed opinions of others before undergoing any form of holistic dental treatment – especially for conditions that would otherwise require surgery.