How Holistic Dentistry Can Benefit You

We care about people . . . not just teeth.

Holistic dentistry can be defined many ways. For me, it is doing individually appropriate high-quality, biologically compatible, safe and life energy enhancing dentistry that is also emotionally and spiritually harmonious for each patient. I personally do this in the gentlest and kindest way possible with a little humor and friendliness. I use many alternative techniques to help my patients be in a non-stressed and calm state of mind. My personal approach to holistic dentistry benefits patients' health on many levels. Our Chicago, IL and Indianapolis, IN offices are happy to provide the best of care to every patient we treat. Reach out to us today to learn more.

Dr.Raymond Hatland’s holistic approach to dentistry has been music to my soul. I am grateful to Dr. Hatland and his warm and professional staff for helping me reverse gum disease.

- John B.

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How I Make Holistic Care Our Focus

Every effort is used to ensure the highest quality dentistry possible. All laboratory work is meticulously inspected and refined where necessary so that the margins, contacts, shade, and bite relationships are ideal. It’s not just what is seen or felt by my patient, but also what can’t be seen that is critically important for high-quality and successful prosthetic dentistry. Any crown that I give to a patient, I would be delighted to have in my own mouth if needed.

There are also many holistic ways to reduce, limit, or even eliminate these destructive habits and dramatically increase the sense of comfort and well being in your body.

I do not use any known toxic materials. Porcelain fused to a metal crown can be as high as 99.7% pure gold, as well as metal free porcelain or diamond crystal composite crowns and onlays are available. I energetically test for compatibility issues on all restorative and prosthetic materials. We use no mercury amalgams in our restorations.  All restorative work is MERCURY FREE.  I treat the removal of mercury of restorations as removing a hazardous material.  I protect the patient’s eyes and airway from direct exposure to any vapors and particles.  I also use copious amounts of water and high volume suction at the preparation site.

Our body and life energy can be affected by the materials that are put in or on our teeth and also how our upper and lower jaws relate to each other. Compression habits, such as bruxing, grinding or clenching will not only cause headaches and tensions in the jaw muscles and temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ), but also in our neck and back. These habits depress the flow of vital energy (chi) down the spine and thusly to the internal organs. These habits can dramatically increase or aggravate any back or neck tension and pain including chronic degeneration in the discs. All patients that come to me will be checked for these problems.

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There are also many holistic ways to reduce, limit, or even eliminate these destructive habits and dramatically increase the sense of comfort and well being in your body.

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