Holistic Dentistry in San Diego
Dr. George continues to expand his holistic dentistry services in San Diego as new, tested and proven materials become available. In 1985, he was one of the first dentists to become mercury-free when the use of holistic composites fillings for posterior teeth became available. Mercury is a heavy metal that’s toxic to humans. However, for many years dentists have placed metal/amalgam dental fillings, and these contain trace amounts of mercury. The Food and Drug Administration has gone back and forth over the potential health risks of mercury fillings. Today, the FDA recommends that children, pregnant women, and people with mercury sensitivity avoid amalgam dental fillings.
Practicing Safe, Healthy, Holistic Dentistry in San Diego
To ensure that our patients have healthy dental work, Dr. George has opted to eliminate the use of metal amalgam in our dental office. Instead, we use metal-free, mercury-free composite resin fillings. These safe and reliable fillings are tinted to blend with the color of natural tooth enamel, so they look natural, which is a bonus to their holistic benefits.
The mercury-amalgam issue is only one point in holistic dentistry. Holistic (or Biological/Integrated) dentistry is best described as a comprehensive approach to dental health, making use of the most up-to-date research and technologies, while working hand-in-hand with the traditional knowledge of the “alternative” approaches to health. Through continued education, Dr. George offers his San Diego and La Jolla patients the most current treatments in integrated dentistry.
Dr. G and his office are my favorite dentist and I’ve been to many dentists over the years. I currently don’t even live in San Diego but make it a point to keep him as my dentist because they are that good. Dr. G is always on the cutting edge of traditional as well as natural approaches to dental health and looks forward to my appointments. The environment is warm and friendly and the hygienists are very knowledgeable and encourage a proactive approach to your dental health. I would highly recommend Dr. G if you’re looking for a great dentist.
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Visit our San Diego cosmetic dentistry and family dentist office, conveniently located at University Town Center in La Jolla. Call (858) 552-1223 to schedule your consultation with Dr. George today. Stay connected, like us on Facebook!