TITLE

Holistic dentistry: Natural approaches to oral health

AUTHOR(S)
Thakur, Nidhi; Bagewadi, Anjana; Keluskar, Vaishali
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Journal of International Oral Health;2011, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Holistic dentistry or biologic dentistry is an age old alternative approach that is based on the assertion that the whole body is one unit and any changes in one part of this unit can have an impact on the whole unit. Traditional dentistry deals with the head and neck region in general and oral cavity unequivocally but holistic dentistry deals with the unrecognised impact of oral health on the overall health of a person. It focuses on the use of non-toxic restorative materials along with incorporation of techniques like acupuncture and neural therapy. Although this concept and practice has brought about a tranquil revolution but some of the complementary methods followed by holistic dentists are under criticism.
ACCESSION #
60588069

 

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