"So thankful to have found Dr Pfister! He is very knowledgeable and caring. Best dental experience I've had and worth the 5-hour drive. I felt at peace and confident that I was getting the absolute best care. I hope that more dentists will learn the techniques he is using. Thank you, Dr Pfister and staff!!"
Are you a general dentist?
Dr. Nathan Pfister provides general dental care to patients of all ages. He uses the latest technologies for early diagnosis and effective treatment and restores smiles with biocompatible materials that are friendly to the body and beautiful to observe. All of your general dental needs can be handled at Biodentist Alabama.
What is "natural dentistry" ?
Dr. Pfister has received extensive training in the area of biocompatible dentistry, also called holistic dentistry or natural dentistry. The approach taken by the natural dentist is one that respects the relationship between oral health and the body. We do not just "drill and fill" your teeth. We take into consideration the effect dentistry and dental conditions have on whole-body health, and we act accordingly. Dr. Pfister does not use materials that could put your health at risk, such as amalgam fillings.
Working with a natural dentist, you may be better able to avoid the pain and expense of common dental problems. Advanced microscopic imaging gives us an accurate idea of your oral health and your risk for conditions such as cavities and gum disease. Natural, proven treatments like ozone therapy and micro air abrasion allow us to address such problems quickly and efficiently.
At Biodentist Alabama, you also have a resource for the safe removal of existing amalgam fillings. We are happy to answer your questions and schedule a consultation in our friendly dental office. You are also welcome to stop by and meet our staff at any time.
What is your policy regarding dental insurance?
Our patients can use insurance benefits for covered services. Although we do not contract with any insurance companies or accept assignment of benefits, we can assist you with claims for your PPO dental insurance. Our billing policy allows patients to receive the personal attention and preventative care they need regardless of insurance.
What is cavity remineralization?
Cavity remineralization is essentially "hardening" the tooth structure where a cavity has formed. In dental terminology we are helping the cavity become "arrested dental decay." Remineralization may be done when we have achieved a more alkaline oral environment and when infection in the tooth has been destroyed. Aspects of remineralization include nutritional counseling, oral probiotics, remineralization gel, xylitol therapy, and ozone therapy. Expertise is critical to know when a cavity can be remineralized and when it needs to be "drilled." Follow up care is crucial to monitor the success of remineralization.
What are the benefits of your high-tech equipment?
We are proud to offer our patients the highest standard of care. Equipment such as digital x-rays is not only safer (far less exposure to radiation) but more accurate than conventional film x-rays.
Teeth may be examined with our SoproLIFE Intraoral camera and dexis carivu infrared cavity finder, which allow us to identify areas of concern quickly such as small cavities and cracking teeth.
Dr. Pfister also offers patients microscopic evaluation of oral bacteria using a phase contract microscope. Bacteria in the mouth can cause a lot more than cavities and gum disease. They are also linked to chronic health concerns such as rheumatoid arthritis and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Phase contract microscopy instantly shows us not only which type of bacteria we need to fight but the quantity and risk of the bacteria present in the mouth.
Is your practice mercury-free?
Biodentist Alabama is mercury safe. We do not place amalgam fillings. Dr. Pfister as a mercury-safe dentist, means that he follows a very precise protocol for the removal of existing amalgam fillings.
Are oral health problems really all that concerning?
An overwhelming amount of evidence indicates the seriousness of oral bacteria. These microorganisms do not remain on teeth and gum tissue, they travel to other areas such as joints, the heart, the lungs, and the nervous system, where they can accumulate and increase the risk for serious, chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, stroke, and more. Dr. Pfister is very serious about the early detection and treatment of oral bacteria.
How long should I expect my first visit to take?
We believe in getting to know our patients and set aside about two hours for consultation visits.
Do you see children?
Our team provides warm, nurturing dental care for patients of all ages. We enjoy helping children and their families develop healthy habits that build strong smiles. Our patients appreciate our conservative approach to dentistry.
We also offer CO2 laser "light scalpel" services for lip-tie and tongue tie.
When should my child start seeing the dentist?
Oral care actually begins in infancy, before any teeth grow in. We encourage parents to begin healthy habits early. These include gently cleaning their child's gums with a soft, moist cloth and giving their child only water in a nap or bedtime bottle. Milk in the bottle at bedtime is a primary cause of caries. Professional care may begin as soon as teeth have erupted and should begin no later than a child's first birthday. Children who begin to see the dentist at a very young age gain significant benefit from education, monitoring, and support. The fewer dental problems that occur, the more pleasant dental visits are and, as a result, the better a child's view of dentistry.
If you have questions regarding our practice or our services, we are happy to speak with you personally. Call (855) 939-5566.