Integrative and Holistic Dentistry

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Indianapolis Holistic Dentist

INTEGRATIVE DENTISTRY IS AN INTERCEPTIVE AND HOLISTIC APPROACH to dental care that creates comfort, stability and esthetics through healthy materials, whole body understanding, and high quality care. As an holistic dentist in Fishers, Dr. Behner focuses on natural dentistry and alternative treatments to most conventional dental procedures. Feeling confident with your smile, being able to chew comfortably, and maintaining a healthy oral environment are a few of the foundations of integrative dentistry.

Today, many doctors take a functional or holistic approach to healthcare, combining conventional Western medicine with natural therapies and alternative treatments that support the body’s natural inclination to heal. You may also know it as integrative health care.

We believe that the patient must play an active part in understanding their oral health and in deciding what therapies or treatment options are best for them. It is equally important to understand what preventive measures may be required to maintain good oral health. It’s best to try to prevent disease through healthy living.

We are here to help you be as healthy as you want to be! We believe that what happens in the mouth affects the whole body and changes in the body are often reflected in the mouth.

To this end we will discuss such things as sleep, diet, stress, family history of illnesses, life style habits, exercise, nutritional supplements, and past dental experiences.

In general, we believe in evaluating lifestyle first, enlisting natural therapies second, and drugs last unless needed to treat an active infection or acute pain.

Examples Holistic Dentistry in our Practice in Fishers, IN

    holistic dentist in Fishers

  • We may recommend various tests to determine presence of specific bacteria or viruses which may be causing low grade gum infections and chronic inflammation. We can screen for diabetes, HPV viruses, and a genetic variation that may cause one to be more sensitive to inflammation (hyper-responsive). (OralDNA® Labs, Eden Prairie, MN)
  • We have a custom compounding pharmacy make patient-specific medications if needed for the treatment of gum and mouth infections. These are alcohol free, use either Xylitol or Stevia as sweeteners and have natural plant extracts as active ingredients when possible.
  • We do not use mercury/silver dental fillings. Instead we use composite resin, porcelain or gold.
  • We recommend a nano-particle enamel crystal formula for caries prevention. This is available with or without fluoride. (PerioSciences®, Dallas, TX) In place of traditional fluoride application we have available paint on varnish which makes micro amounts of fluoride available to the tooth surface for up to 15 days without the risk of ingesting any more than would be ingested from drinking municipal water.
  • For other oral health concerns we have a line of special oral antioxidant gels, pastes and rinses. These are effective in treating conditions of dry mouth, apthous ulcers, lichen planus, radiation/chemotherapy induced stomatitis and more. These are formulated by PerioSciences®, Dallas, TX.
  • We use the lowest dose digital x-ray imaging technology possible and take photos of your mouth so you can see what we see.
  • All of our operatories have closed self-contained water supplies that utilize distilled water.

So, finally, what is holistic dentistry? It is largely a matter of philosophy—recognizing that your oral health intimately affects, and is affected by, your physical health and vice versa.

Patients in the Indianapolis and Carmel area are fortunate to have an holistic dentist right in their back yard. Dr. Behner, offers a range of integrative dentistry services, including periodontal treatment. Contact Dental Care Today PC in Fishers today by calling the phone number above or sending us a message using the form on the right of this page. We look forward to working with you.

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  • Appointment on time, met with a pleasant greeting, procedure explained in full, caring and sensitive professional, departure within expectations. Just an outstanding dental visit - and just as expected!
    —Bryan S. | February 18, 2014
  • My visit was a positive experience in every respect. Dr. Behner is very thorough and meticulous, his staff competent, very friendly and helpful.
    —Betty G. | April 17, 2014
  • The first dentist in my life I've enjoyed going to. Fixed my smile and got me in for my appointment when I needed it to accommodate my hectic schedule... If I had one word to describe: amazing.
    —Brie P. | May 7, 2014
  • I was nervous, everything was geared to make me feel at ease. A last minute option of nitrous was no problem and helped since I was in the chair for extensive services.
    —Alb | June 26, 2014
  • Extremely caring staff that put me at ease and seemed to understand my fears.
    —Leilani | July 16, 2014
  • The whole process was very relaxing and comfortable. The atmosphere was very nice and the staff was terrific. Thanks.
    —Natalie | July 28, 2014
  • Treated with kindness and respect as always.
    —Anonymous | Sept 18, 2014

If you are searching for an Indianapolis dentist to provide cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, or dental implants, Dr. E. Dale Behner is here for you! Call today to schedule an appointment if you are in the area, including Fishers and Carmel. Dental Care Today PC - E. Dale Behner DDS
9744 Lantern Rd
Fishers, IN 46037
Call: 317-842-2337317-288-3638
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