Dr. Kevin Mudrow, Organic Dentist In Idaho Falls
Organic dentistry, also known as holistic dentistry, natural dentistry, and bio-compatible dentistry, helps maintain and improve the overall health and wellness of the patient, rather than focusing on just the teeth and gums. At Mudrow Family Dental, we understand that all parts of the body are interconnected, and seek to provide alternatives to conventional dentistry which incorporate this understanding. Your organic dentist in Idaho Falls will use products and procedures which are beneficial not only for the mouth, but for the overall health of the body.
We will work with you, keeping in mind your physical and emotional well-being as integral to the dental process. Your Idaho Falls organic dentist will only use technology, materials, and procedures which are safe for both you and the environment.
At Mudrow Family Dental, we avoid toxic materials often found in conventional dentistry, such as amalgam fillings which contain toxic material like mercury and other heavy metals. We also recommend the removal of pre-existing fillings which contain these materials, and will replace them with fillings made out of healthy alternatives such as composite resin, a substance which many conventional dentists are choosing to use. By avoiding these toxic elements that can have negative effects on the central nervous system and immune system, we provide safer alternatives and better long-term results for our patients.
Your organic dentist in Idaho Falls specializes in safe, non-invasive gum cleaning methods, as some of the more vigorous cleaning methods found in conventional dentistry can cause the gums to bleed, causing bacteria or other harmful substances to enter the bloodstream. This way, we can treat gum diseases such as gingivitis in as healthy a manner as possible. We also provide healthier alternatives to root canals, which can create reservoirs of bacteria that can also work their way into the bloodstream.
At Mudrow Family Dental, your Idaho Falls organic dentist will use a combination of alternative dental treatments and mainstream treatments in order to better diagnose, treat, and prevent oral problems while improving your overall health.
Some of the main factors that we focus on are:
- The potential health risk factors
- Your heredity
- Your current periodontal (gum tissue) condition
- Areas of infection or decay
- Present dental fillings you have that may be toxic
- Functional abnormalities (digestion, TMJ, and sleep apnea)
Your mouth is where most substances enter your body, from chemicals to microbes. These are going to affect how you feel, and your overall health, for better or for worse. These substances enter your body not just through your throat and digestive tract, but are absorbed directly from the mouth and into the bloodstream. It only makes sense that your mouth is taken care of with healthy, non-toxic materials. Poor oral health has been linked to diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and your organic dentist in Idaho Falls will help to mitigate the risks of these diseases.
Missing teeth can seriously diminish your ability to speak, chew, and detract from your appearance. Dental implants are an obvious solution to this problem, however, most conventional dentists use titanium metal implants. At Mudrow Family Dental, your Idaho Falls organic dentist will instead use non-metal implants as they are far more bio-compatible. We use Zirconia implants, which are made from zirconium oxide. These implants will give you all of the benefits of titanium metal implants, but they’re far healthier, stronger, and more dense than titanium implants, making them a huge improvement in all areas of functionality and health.
The reason your organic dentist in Idaho Falls will choose to use non-amalgam fillings is because:
- They are not comprised of mercury or other toxic materials.
- They can have adhesive properties, meaning they can stick to your teeth. Amalgam fillings have no adhesive properties, so they have to be wedged into the tooth which can cause microfractures and weaken the tooth, as well as provide places for bacteria to thrive.
- They do not expand/contract based on temperature the way amalgam fillings do. When amalgam fillings do this, they create microfractures.
- They are more aesthetic and don’t result in tooth discoloration the way amalgam fillings do.
Safe and healthy fillings will lead to higher quality outcomes in both the present and the long-term.
Digital X-ray Technology
Your Idaho Falls organic dentist at Mudrow Family Dental uses digital x-rays, which are far safer than conventional x-rays as they produce substantially less radiation. By reducing the need for higher amounts of radiation, digital x-ray technology is far safer for both our patients and for the environment.
Some of the benefits you will receive from our digital x-ray technology are:
- 90% less radiation than conventional dental x-rays!
- Five second results
- More comfort with rounded digital sensors that are easy on the gums
- High quality images
- Emailable records that don’t have to be mailed
- Environmental safety
Your organic dentist in Idaho Falls incorporates digital x-ray technology for all of the same benefits you can get from conventional dental x-rays, as well as higher quality imaging and lower health risks. It’s an all-round improvement!
Organic Dentistry’s Effects On The Overall Body
Eating and speaking properly depends on healthy teeth and oral structures, and oral disease and damage can cause pain that holds us back from performing the tasks that make life worth living. A lot of evidence has revealed the connections between our oral and overall health. Dental health can have a huge impact on our mental, emotional, and physical health, and oral health is even connected to cardiac and respiratory health.
With the right dentistry, your Idaho Falls organic dentist at Mudrow Family Dental can improve your sleep patterns, reduce migraine headaches, earaches, backaches, and mood. Mudrow Family Dental focuses on quality materials, instruments, and procedures, so that our dentistry impacts every area of the patient’s health in a positive and healthful way. By avoiding toxic materials, we aim to maintain and improve a healthy bloodstream, which means healthy tissues, organs, and cells. The elimination of the possibility of gum infection or bacterial infection means we reduce the risk of:
- Heart disease
- Premature birth
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Your Idaho Falls organic dentist will also help increase the potential for:
- Backache relief
- Headache relief
- Higher quality sleep
- Increased energy
- Better digestion
- Elevated mood
At Mudrow Family Dental, your Idaho Falls organic dentist will use natural dental materials, gentle procedures, and incorporate nutritional supplementation, essential oils, and a relaxing environment. Our goal is to improve your health and to help you develop a good dental routine which will positively impact your overall physical, emotional, and mental health.