Holistic dentistry also called biological dentistry, biologic dentistry, alternative dentistry, unconventional dentistry, or biocompatible dentistry is the equivalent of complementary and alternative medicine for dentistry. Holistic dentistry emphasizes approaches to dental care said to consider dental health in the context of the patient's entire physical as well as emotional or spiritual health in some cases. Today, people are more aware of everything they put into their body. They want to avoid toxins and promote good health. At PureDental Group, we feel the same way. That is why we practice holistic dentistry. It's an approach to dentistry that promotes your health and wellness. It's a step beyond just treating disease. Plus, it's a consciousness of the health of the whole person, not just your teeth. WHAT MAKES PureDental Group ECO-FRIENDLY? Concerns of Holistic Dentists: Holistic dentists are especially conscious of the overall health effects of the substances that they introduce into your body. For example, many dentists still prefer placing what they call silver fillings. However, these fillings are less than 50% silver, and actually have more mercury in them. Dr. Lopez, as a holistic dentist, has a mercury free practice- she does however remove mercury fillings using safety protocals to ensure patient health always. Although there are providers that are mercury-free dentists- most patients are unaware that they will place composite fillings that have bisphenol A (BPA). The National Toxicology Program at the Department of Health and Human Services has raised concerns about BPA, saying that it may have adverse effects on some human tissues. It mimics estrogen and interferes with the proper function of this hormone. The FDA is trying to reduce human exposure to BPA. Dr. Lopez makes sure that none of the filling materials she uses on patients contain BPA. There are very few dentists that take this additional safety step and PureDental Group prides itself in being one of these very few practices. She is also concerned about the effects of her operating procedures on the health of her patients. A number of studies have shown that dental operating water that circulates through dental equipment and gets sprayed into the mouth has particularly high levels of bacteria. Dr. Lopez triple filters all the water she uses in her office. Here is a partial list of what Dr. Lopez does to help insure your safety and whole body health in her office: She is a mercury-free dentist. She only places BPA-free fillings. The walls in the office are painted with VOC-free paint. VOC or "volatile organic compounds" evaporate into the atmosphere, contributing to the ozone problem. Her water is triple filtered. The flooring in the office is made of special non-toxic materials.