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Our office is now open and we are following the guidance of the CDC and Alabama Dental Board regarding protecting our patients from Covid-19.

Over and above these guidelines we have added high flow medical air filters to each room along with UV-C air filters to purify the air. In addition to our medical air filters, our treatment rooms are equipped with Swiss made IQAir along with DentaAirVac to catch dental aerosols.

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Information is power: How high-powered microscopy, bacterial testing protects your mouth and health

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As a holistic dentistry practice, Biodentist Alabama takes a proactive approach to oral care that supports conservative interventions. Notably, from our office in Dothan, Dr. Nathan Pfister and Dr. Brian Pfister expansively and precisely evaluate bacterial threats to your health with the latest microscopic technology. This service helps to support personalized health care and treatments that fit your unique needs and characteristics like a glove.

The problem

Our mouths are teeming with bacteria. However, there are “good” and “bad” types of bacteria. Furthermore, it is important to have a healthy oral microbiome, which refers to both the classes and the counts or numbers of bacteria and other microorganisms.

Any insights into the presence and counts of bacteria in your mouth are beneficial because we cannot protect and treat what we do not know. Our advanced oral bacteria testing helps shed some light on your risk factors for disease and leads to potentially effective therapies to resolve active disease.

Bacteria frequently implicated in the development of periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and conditions like dental decay include:
  • P. gingivalis – Associated with advanced gum disease in adult patients
  • A. actinomycetemcomitans – Associated with aggressive forms of periodontal disease
  • Streptococcus Mutans – Associated with upwards of 80% of all dental cavities

Steps toward an effective solution

We use a cutting-edge, research-grade Nikon microscope to evaluate the types of bacteria that require treatment, proactive intervention, or management and the quantity of these bacterial species. Alternative forms of testing, such as an oral bacterial DNA test, are comparatively limited; there are upwards of 600 bacterial species naturally present in our mouths. Yet, these services often look for less than 20 species! This does not support the most personalized, accurate, and comprehensive evaluation.

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High-powered microscopy, however, does support truly personalized health care. By accurately and comprehensively identifying your unique bacterial risk factors, we can get ahead of problems with interventions that work to address those specific bacterial threats. Additionally, we can use microscopy on an ongoing basis to monitor how well these interventions are working. This approach is in direct contrast to conventional methods at other dentists’ offices; since they do not have the information available, treatments may not be effective at addressing the disease, let alone getting ahead of the problem.

In turn, patients may needlessly undergo aggressive, invasive restorative and regenerative procedures. Our approach minimizes or eliminates the risk of tooth and tissue loss and the need for such aggressive treatments. Instead, it supports sustained health and conservative, tissue-preserving techniques and recommendations.

It all starts with a simple, non-invasive swab at our office in Dothan, AL! Call (855) 939-5566 to schedule your appointment at Biodentist Alabama. Our team welcomes your questions about these and other services at our authentically holistic dental office.

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Dr. Nathan Pfister

Oral Dental Hygiene Dothan - Dr. Nathan Pfister Dr. Pfister's passion for non-invasive biologic dentistry began while practicing dentistry in Hawaii and he learned of the power of ozone in dentistry. From Hawaii, Dr. Pfister moved to his hometown of Upland as the protégé of the world-renowned ozone dentist Dr. Bill Domb...

Dr. Brian Pfister

Oral Dental Hygiene Dothan - Dr. Brian Pfister Dr. Brian Pfister was born and raised in Upland, CA. He attended Brigham Young University-Idaho, graduating with a degree in exercise physiology with a minor in chemistry. From Idaho, Dr. Brian returned to southern California to continue dental training at Western University College of Dental Medicine.

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