What is Whole Health Dentistry?
Your mouth is an integral part of your body. With a whole health dental approach, Dr. Phillips located in Fort Worth Texas takes many things into consideration like using the least toxic materials and placing primary importance on how a healthy mouth can improve the patient’s overall health. If you have old mercury fillings or chronic gum inflammation, these are the types of issues that Dr. Phillips can resolve to keep your whole body healthy.
The mouth is centrally located between the head and spine, above the gut and airway, and close to the brain. That’s why a dysfunctional mouth can undercut whole body health.
A mouth is not only teeth, but also the jaws, jaw joints, jaw muscles, the tongue, saliva, cheeks and lips, nerves and blood supply, and billions of bacteria for eating, swallowing, speech, smiling, and more.
Dr. Phillips also offers Oral DNA or salivary diagnostics. These tests are used to obtain precise evidence about periodontal disease and oral HPV, allowing more accurate diagnosis and, in the case of periodontal disease, more effective treatment. Read more about OralDNA Labs®.
Is your mouth healthy? Contact Brit Phillips, DDS your local dentist in Fort Worth Texas today.at 817-361-1999 for a whole health dentistry exam.