Biological dentistry is an innovative approach to dental care that recognizes the importance of oral health for overall well-being. At Moore Dental Care we understand that many people are looking for more holistic options to treat issues. For us, it’s not just about filling cavities or pulling teeth, it’s about considering the whole body. Treating oral conditions biologically, or holistically, might be an option for some patients.
When the Patient has a TMJ Disorder
TMJ disorder, a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the jaw joint and surrounding areas, is one issue that biological dentistry can help treat. Biological dentists use biocompatible materials to address underlying dental problems like misaligned bites or missing teeth, which can contribute to TMJ disorder. This approach can reduce inflammation in the jaw and surrounding tissues, improving comfort and function.
When the Patient Snores
Another condition that biological dentistry can help with is sleep apnea, a sleep disorder characterized by breathing pauses and shallow breathing during sleep. This condition is often caused by a blockage in the airway, which can lead to snoring, interrupted sleep, and other health problems. Biological dentists use techniques like oral appliance therapy to position the jaw and keep the airway open during sleep, reducing the risk of breathing-related issues.
The Whole Body Approach
What sets biological dentistry apart is its focus on the interconnectedness of the body. Inflammation in the jaw joint can lead to inflammation in other parts of the body, contributing to various health problems. By promoting oral health and using biocompatible materials, biological dentists aim to promote overall wellness and reduce the risk of systemic health issues.
By addressing underlying dental issues and promoting overall wellness, biological dentists can improve comfort and function in the jaw and reduce the risk of sleep-related breathing issues. Dr. Wes Moore, of Moore Dental Care, is a biological DDS, a Bale-Doneen Heart-health Certified DDS, a long standing member of AAOSH, as well as a member of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry.
In conclusion, biological dentistry offers a comprehensive approach to dental care. If you are struggling with jaw pain, inflammation, or sleep apnea, consider reaching out to our office at 479.484.5050 to make an appointment with Dr. Wes Moore.