Holistic Dentistry

Bellevue Family Dental -  - Dentist

Bellevue Family Dental

Dentist located in Bellevue, WA

If you’re seeking comprehensive dental care without the concern of toxins and other harmful chemicals, Dr. Daniel Mashoof and his staff at Bellevue Family Dental believe the best dental care comes with a holistic approach. This holistic method of dentistry promotes overall wellness, rather than focusing solely on diseases of the teeth and gums. If you are in the Bellevue, Washington area, come to Bellevue Family Dental for dental treatments that will benefit your total well-being. Call or request your consultation online today.

Holistic Dentistry Q & A

Bellevue Family Dental

What is holistic dentistry?

Holistic dentistry is a practice where your dentist considers your overall state of health, including your physical, emotional, and mental state of health; Having this in mind, a holistic dentist always try to use materials that are less harmful to each patient. Dr. Mashoof uses both conventional and natural therapies to diagnose, treat, and prevent conditions and diseases affecting your oral and overall health.

Dr. Mashoof’s primary focus is providing your family with high-quality dental care that supports your overall health. There is a strong relationship between your oral health and the health of the rest of your body. With poor oral health, you are at increased risk for chronic medical conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. Poor oral health can also influence you mentally and emotionally, increasing your risk for depression and other disorders.

Is a holistic dentist a real dentist?

Of course! Dr. Mashoof is a graduate of the prestigious University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also completed three years of additional training at the University of Pittsburgh with a specialization in prosthodontics and dental implants.

Afterward, he did both surgical and restoration of dental implants at the Misch International Implant Institute and completed an extensive training in orthodontics both in the US and in Germany

Dr. Mashoof is a highly qualified dentist with a real passion for holistically-conscious dental care.

How is a holistic dentist different from a traditional one?

Dr. Mashoof focuses on your overall health, as well as your oral health. His holistic views differ from traditional practices in several ways, including the avoidance of toxic materials when repairing teeth. Dr. Mashoof offers high quality, metal-free alternatives for fillings that are safer for your body. In addition, he makes sure that any composite fillings he uses are BPA-free and don’t contain aluminum, which majority of dental resin fillings have.

Along with using toxin-free materials, Dr. Mashoof performs other dental services with your good health in mind. However, he doesn’t offer traditional root canals as a treatment because it may have adverse effects on your body. Dr. Mashoof’s goal in your dental care is to help you retain as much of your natural tooth as possible, and by the time you need a root canal, your tooth is already dead or dying.  In this case, you should either extract the affected tooth or perform RC.  If you decide to do RC, he will refer you to an endodontist, who is specialized to do RC and whom uses nontoxic RC filling so the negative effect of it on your body would be minimized.

Dr. Mashoof also performs your routine cleanings using natural antibacterial agents, such as hydrogen peroxide. By using antibacterial agents during your routine cleanings, your teeth not only remain well-protected, but Dr. Mashoof also eliminates the harmful bacteria before it can affect your health.