Our Treatment Philosophy

Laser + Holistic Dental operates on the belief that dental treatments should be health enhancing rather than health stressors. To treat you in the best way possible Laser + Holistic Dental’s team works to optimise biomechanics and simultaneously create attractive smiles by basing everything we do on the following principles.

  1. Avoiding Toxins
  2. Metal Free Dentistry
  3. Eliminating Infection
  4. Restorative Sleep
  5. TMJ Support

1. Avoiding Toxins:
Laser + Holistic Dental avoids the use of many materials used in traditional dentistry due to both the possibility of negative health and environmental impacts. Specifically we strictly practise mercury free dentistry, avoid metals like nickel and titanium, and minimize the use of dental materials that contain BPA, fluoride or latex. Our dentists also are committed to reducing exposure to radiation by only using digital radiographic imaging systems.

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2. Metal Free Dentistry:
Laser + Holistic Dental’s metal free approach to dentistry has both cosmetic and health advantages. Using ceramics like zirconia and porcelain as alternatives to metallic dental materials has aesthetic advantages with the alternative materials resembling natural teeth. Metal dental components can conduct electrical currents in the mouth, causing oral galvanic corrosion, which is generated by the combination of dissimilar metals in the fluids and tissues of the human body. Scientific literature is also showing increasing prevalence of metal sensitivities and allergies to nickel and titanium based products. Laser + Holistic Dental takes a precautionary approach, by not selecting the use of metallic dental products. This decision reduces the chances of adverse allergic reactions for those with genetic susceptibilities to metal sensitivities.

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3. Eliminating Infection:
Dental infections can lead to serious negative health effects if not addressed properly which is why Laser + Holistic Dental uses several technologies including, Lasers, Ozone and aPDT (antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy). We focus on diagnosing sites of chronic infection of the teeth and jaw bone by using digital 3D Cone Beam CT imaging. During the surgical treatment of these infected sites we utilise these technologies to reduce pain, accelerate your healing response and simultaneously regenerate bone growth.
Our specialised dental lasers send impulses of light that seal the nerves and blood vessels, whilst destroying the pathogenic microorganisms that are found in extraction socket or tooth surface if doing a filling. Ozone and aPDT treatments are other forms of broad spectrum antimicrobial treatments targeting disease causing bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms.

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4. Restorative Sleep:
Dentists are in an ideal position to observe the relationship between the tongue, palate and dental arches which all have an impact on your airway and consequently your blood oxygen levels. Understanding these biomechanics can allow our dentists to assess your risk of having an undiagnosed sleep breathing disorder such as snoring, upper airways resistance syndrome and obstructive sleep apnoea – all of which can lead to further health complications.

At Laser + Holistic Dental our dentists work in conjunction with Respiratory and Sleep medical specialists to diagnose and treat sleep disordered breathing. Sleep disordered breathing leads to an accumulative oxygen debt, often manifesting by symptoms of lethargy, fatigue, trouble concentrating, mood swings and reduced libido.

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5. TMJ Support:
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), your jaw joint can often be the cause of your migraines and headaches. This complex joint is sensitive to trauma whether it was caused by a head injury, car accident and/or sleep bruxism (clenching and grinding). The pre-existing condition of the TMJ including the bone, muscles, tendons and ligaments will be assessed by our dentists at Laser + Holistic Dental when they conduct an orthopaedic assessment during your oral examinations. This assessment looks at your jaw’s range of motion, both left and right, in lateral, protrusive and open positions. This can identify sites of pain, muscle cramping, cartilage clicking and asymmetry in the direction of the pathway of opening your mouth.

To manage your underlying TMJ issues and symptoms we offer non-surgical therapies utilizing the most appropriate design of oral appliances in conjunction with using photo-biomodulating lasers and nutritional supplements to support the reduction of the inflammation of the neuromuscular system.

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