You’ve probably been told to brush, floss, and have regular dental checkups all of your life. There’s a good reason for this, and it’s not just having healthy teeth: Dental health has far greater implications than the condition of your mouth. Scientific studies have proven that there’s a direct connection between dental health and overall body health. We call it the mouth-body connection.
But how can your mouth affect your heart, for example, when they’re different parts of the body that aren’t even physically connected? Bacteria from oral infections can travel through your bloodstream to the other organs in your body and create disease in those organs. This mouth-body connection is why we focus on holistic dentistry (or biological dentistry) at our practice here in Bluffton, SC. We recognize that a healthy body requires a healthy mouth, and vice-versa. Our holistic approach addresses both.
Our unrivaled team consists of an array of highly skilled dental specialists under one roof—each a “physician of the mouth” concerned with the impact that your oral health has on your overall health and dedicated to strengthening both. All work under the guiding philosophy of our founder, Dr. Richard Porcelli, who studied with holistic dentistry pioneer Dr. Thomas Rau, director of the renowned Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland, and who is trained in the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART), among other qualifications.
As a practitioner of holistic dentistry with a keen understanding of the mouth-body connection, Dr. Porcelli views the goal of dental treatment as preventing general illness and bolstering your complete body health. He also believes that it’s important to not only improve your current health, but also to ensure that his methods and materials are minimally invasive and natural, to preserve your mouth as close to its natural state as possible during and after procedures. This is why he insists on using natural, organic, and nontoxic materials during treatment. Experience these and many other advantages he and our team can bring you through biological dentistry in the serene setting of our Bluffton, SC office!
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