Biological dentistry (also known as holistic dentistry) is an approach to dental care that centers on the use of natural and non-toxic materials for dental work, and how oral health affects the entire body. A growing body of research shows that dental problems, such as gum disease and oral infections, can increase the risk of certain systemic health problems. There is also evidence that certain dental materials used in years past can have adverse effects on the body.
By utilizing the most advanced diagnostic tools and treatment methods and the safest biological-compatible materials, holistic dentists like Dr. LeBlanc, Jr. are able to help patients achieve optimal oral health while boosting overall well-being and quality of life. Dr. LeBlanc, Jr. is a top biological dentist serving patients in Slidell and the surrounding areas. He would be happy to speak to you about biological dentistry and how he can help you live a happier and healthier life.
All dentists strive to help their patients obtain optimal oral health, but it is how they do this that separates biological dentists and traditional dentists. Biological dentists are aware of the impact oral health can have on overall health and wellness. For this reason, they use only bio-compatible materials and substances that are proven to not have any adverse effects on the mouth or body. In contrast, traditional dentists may still use materials, such as amalgam for dental fillings, which contain a mixture of metal.
Biological dentists use natural therapies and treatment methods to prevent, diagnose and treat dental problems. Such methods include digital X-rays, BPA-free dental sealants, advanced sterilizing practices, and mercury-free dental restorations.
Finally, biological dentists focus on long-term wellness. While some dentists treat patients for a single dental symptom, biological dentists like Dr. LeBlanc, Jr. look at the underlying problems that cause the symptom to minimize the chance of re-occurrence or complications in the future. They use tools such as Oral DNA testing to screen for potentially harmful bacteria and viruses present in the mouth. Tools like these allow dentists to plan and perform personalized and accurate treatment. Biological dentists also want patients to enjoy their natural teeth for as long as possible, so they use conservative approaches that preserve the integrity of the oral cavity.
Mercury-free dental restorations
Mercury-safe removal of amalgam fillings
Treatment of TMJ disorder
Oral DNA testing
Education and guidance on dietary and lifestyle habits
Dr. LeBlanc, Jr. welcomes you and your family to our biological, holistic dental practice. He understands that each patient’s dental needs and goals are unique and will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to you. LeBlanc Dental is here to provide professional and compassionate biological dental care to patients from Slidell, Covington, Mandeville, Slidell, New Orleans, Metairie, Gulfport, and Mobile, AL!
Schedule a personal appointment with the practice of Dr. LeBlanc, Jr. by contacting our Slidell office today.