"So happy to welcome this friendly dentist to the area. I found him easy to talk to, very professional, great personality and so informative. I appreciate him doing a microscopic bacterial test and educating me on the holistic care with dentistry. Ronette, the hygienist was very friendly and so gentle. The best and kindest touch I've had so far and I wasn't in any discomfort. Amber is sweet and informative too. What a great office this is. (I drove 2 hours and was worth it!)."
Dothan residents searching for holistic dental care
In recent years patients, dentists, doctors, and medical studies have recognized the connection between the health of a person's mouth and his or her overall health and wellness. Specific medical conditions including memory disorders, Alzheimer, heart problems (Cardiovascular Disease CVD), diabetes, and stroke have been connected to dental bacteria and inflammation originating from the mouth. To that end, patients in Dothan are searching for a dentist who will care for the entire patient, from a complete and holistic view, instead of only being concerned with the teeth and gums(between the cheeks).
Dr. Nathan Pfister of Biodentist Alabama is a trusted dentist providing his patients with holistic dental care. Dr. Pfister believes that everything that affects the mouth, such as tooth decay and gum disease, can also affect the patient's health and wellness. In fact, dental problems are a symptom and, if the source of the problem is not corrected an individual may continue to have dental problems and experience frustration. Therefore, he is committed to not only treating the problem or the symptoms, but finding the underlying cause. For example, a dentist could easily fix a cavity or treat gum disease and send you on your way. However, Dr. Pfister will ask you questions about your diet and oral health habits (risk assessment) and evaluate your dental plaque under microscope to determine if your oral health problems could be caused by poor nutrition, poor hygiene, dangerous oral bacteria, an abusive dental bite, or perhaps a deeper medical condition.
There are other factors that separate a holistic dentist from a general dentist. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Pfister is also committed to only using safe materials during dental procedures. This includes using mercury-free and metal-free materials to fill cavities. As many people have taken notice over the last several years, mercury has been shown to be hazardous to the environment as well as dangerous to a person's health. Some dentists believe that the patient is safer to keep an old mercury filling than to replace it. While that may be the case in some instances, Dr. Pfister is trained and experienced at "safely" removing mercury fillings, the goal of which is to not pollute the person or the environment, as mercury waste has been demonstrated to cause.
Finally, maybe the most important thing that earns Dr. Pfister the trust and respect of his patients searching for holistic care is that at Biodentist Alabama, patients are always involved and in charge of their individual treatment plan. Dr. Pfister treats each patient as the individual that he or she is, with no one size fits all approach to treatment. He fully explains each option to his patients, answers any and many questions, and respects the decision that the patient makes. All the while, Dr. Pfister and his team provide expert and gentle care.
If you live in the Dothan area and are searching for a new approach to dental care, call Biodentist Alabama and schedule a consultation with Dr. Pfister today.