Dorchester Health Centre
For many years, Drs. David and Cameron MacLean have studied an area of dentistry called Biologics. This field is what some people call “holistic or alternative” health care.
The transition between the purely mechanical (drill and fill) to biologic dentistry has occurred slowly but is increasing as people are becoming more aware of their health and treatment options. As dentistry moves into the 21st century, providing us with high tech materials, techniques, and diagnostics, it allows us to better assist those who have concerns about these issues.
Biologics focuses on biocompatible materials and their influence on the immune system. Through new testing available we can find out what materials your body accepts or rejects. We can also check for cavitations in bone sites from previously extracted teeth. If an individual wants, we can also examine the way the teeth mesh together to discover the direct influence it has on bone levels, gum health, and TMJ issues.
The issues of toxicity of mercury fillings, use of fluoride, root canal toxicity, and “jaw cavitations” are controversial in the profession, but have been gaining increased attention in recent times. Another fascinating subject in biologics is the field of bio-energetics. Each tooth in your mouth intersects with an energy meridian in the Chinese system of medicine.
We can explore any of these areas of interest with you and provide and support you with enough information so that you can make a decision that feels right for you.
Returning the Elegance of Nature's Design to the Mouth