Going to the dentist used to be only about checking the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. As time passed, dentists have begun to connect your oral health to your overall well being. Out of this realization has come a new form of dentistry called biological (or holistic) dentistry. Biological dentistry follows the belief that your oral health is intricately connected to your overall health. Individuals in Burr Ridge, Illinois, looking for a biocompatible dental office have been visiting Dr. Janet Stopka and her wonderful team at Safe Dental Smiles (Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC). Dr. Stopka believes that … Continue reading
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An increasing number of health-savvy individuals are exploring the advantages of amalgam removal for big, bright smiles that promote oral health and whole body wellness. At Dr. Janet Stopka’s biological dentistry office in Burr Ridge, IL, the procedure is performed the smart way, with techniques that minimize exposure to potentially harmful mercury. Clearing the air on amalgam removal Wikipedia calls it the “dental amalgam controversy” and cites that the debate over the safety of this material safe has been going on since the 1840s. Plenty of myths and misconceptions remain, so let’s get the big ones out in the open. … Continue reading
Biocompatible dentistry is an approach to dental care and oral health that focuses on the connection between the health of the mouth and overall wellness. Rather than isolating and treating individual symptoms, we look at oral health as an integral part of total wellness. Conditions that begin in the mouth can impact other organs in the body, and conditions impacting other organs can also impact the health of the mouth. Knowing and understanding these connections is extremely important when it comes to a biocompatible approach to dentistry. These connections allow us to diagnose and treat oral health conditions to improve … Continue reading
Biological dentistry is concerned about protecting a patient’s overall health, not just that of the oral cavity. In Burr Ridge, IL, Dr. Janet Stopka offers a biocompatible approach that helps the body heal itself rather than relying on potentially dangerous chemicals, materials, or procedures. As an alternative to traditional care, holistic dentistry offers patients natural care. Holism is a philosophy in which an individual person, the body, mouth, and mind, are considered as a unit Dentists who follow a biocompatible approach recognize the impact toxic materials have on dental and physiological health. Biocompatible dentists strive to maintain the integrity of … Continue reading
In dentistry, technology and procedures are carefully selected to ensure patient health and safety. In Burr Ridge, Dr. Stopka understands that the mouth and body work together as a unit. What goes in the mouth, good or bad, has an impact on the rest of the body. With this knowledge, dentists use care when selecting and using dental materials and procedures. Ozone therapy is one such treatment with versatile uses that positively impact the mouth and body. More than just a layer of the atmosphere Many patients hear the word ozone and think of the protective layer of the atmosphere … Continue reading