Holistic Dentistry

Bar and Smith Dental

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Upper East Side & Kips Bay, New York, NY

Isaac Bar, DMD, and Tyler Smith, DMD, at Bar and Smith Dental in Kips Bay and the Upper East Side of New York City believe in providing their patients with an alternative approach to traditional dentistry that minimizes toxicity, radiation exposure, and focuses on healing your whole self. By providing a holistic approach to dentistry, they are able to limit adverse immune system responses and incorporate natural healing into their work. To learn more about holistic dentistry, call the office, or schedule your appointment online.

Holistic Dentistry Q & A

What is a holistic dentist?

The holistic dentists at Bar and Smith Dental believe that what goes into your mouth can affect your entire body for better or for worse. Because of this, they only use high-quality natural materials that don’t harm your body or put you at risk of negative side effects, such as the use of digital X-rays to avoid your exposure to radiation and mercury-free fillings.

The dental staff aims to find the root cause of your oral health troubles because their goal is to treat a potential dental problem prior to it becoming an actual one. They design a dental care plan with you focused on your specific dental needs so you can achieve healthy teeth and gums for life.

While most dentists are quick to perform even unnecessary procedures, the dentists at Bar and Smith Dental like to watch and see how and if your dental issues progress prior to performing a treatment. If you’re looking for a dental practice to treat your teeth only using biocompatible materials and a conservative approach to dentistry, then this dental team is for you.

Why don’t holistic dentists use mercury fillings?

According to the American Dental Association, up to 76% of dentists use silver fillings to fill a cavity. Bar and Smith Dental doesn’t use amalgam fillings, which is a mixture of metals and alloys. Instead, they only use composite fillings, which do not contain any metals, and they also match the exact color of your teeth.

There are multiple reasons as to why the dental staff doesn’t use metal in their fillings, including the fact that they can cause allergic reactions, break down, and oxidize. Additionally, the metal in mercury fillings expands and contracts due to vast temperature differences between hot and cold. All of this can cause further dental problems.

What common treatments do holistic dentists offer?

Bar and Smith Dental uses only the finest natural products that pose no threat to your body and work to provide you with optimal health benefits. They can use holistic dentistry methods for:

  • Teeth extractions
  • Dental implants
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Dentures
  • Digital X-rays
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental bonding
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental veneers

To learn more about Bar and Smith Dental’s approach to holistic dentistry, call their office today or schedule your appointment online.