Holistic Dentistry | Mercury-Free + Mercury-Safe Dentistry | The SMART Protocol | Infographic Mercury | Root Canals with Ozone | Ozone | Fluoride Free Options | Biocompatibility | BPA, Gluten and Latex Free | Meridian Tooth Chart
Holistic Dentistry in Louisville, Superior, Lafayette, and Boulder, CO
Tour our Green Dental Clinic
At Studio Z Dental, Dr. Z, Dr. Nicholson, and Dr. Faraj use a holistic approach to dental care that emphasizes the "why" instead of the "what." We don't just give you a diagnosis and recommend a single treatment to solve your problem. We take the time to understand the cause of your oral health issue and develop a comprehensive plan of action to help you overcome the challenges that prevent you from having a healthy smile. We are a full-service practice that is enthusiastic about meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations.
At Studio Z Dental, we believe that holistic dentistry is not a fad but the necessary evolution of excellence in oral health care. Visit our welcoming, contemporary practice to experience advanced care designed with your overall health in mind!
CALL US: (303) 802-4313 REQUEST APPOINTMENT
Treatments That are Safe for You and the Environment
Our skilled and compassionate team is committed to improving the health of your smile and changing your view of what a trip to the dentist entails. At Studio Z, you’ll find a warm, caring environment, and you'll be treated with respect and a gentle touch that puts you at ease. We believe that everyone is entitled to optimal health, and we will do everything we can to help you afford the cost of treatment, even if you don’t have insurance.
Our practice is Gold Certified by the Eco-Dentistry Association, and our dentists are industry leaders in science-based biological dentistry. We care about your health, and the environment, so all our treatment options use only the safest, most natural products and techniques.
The Smart Protocol: Beyond Mercury-Free Dentistry to 100% “Mercury-Safe.”
Mercury-free dentistry is the process of eliminating amalgam fillings, which many Denver metro area dental professionals advertise. We go beyond that claim and adhere to the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology’s (IAOMT) protocols to keep you and our entire office protected from any amalgam particles or mercury vapor.
We use a detailed protocol to lower the risk of contamination, including:
- Amalgam separator to collect mercury waste
- Providing the option to ingest an adsorbent
- Each room has a Swiss IQ high-volume air purification
- Protective gowns and covers are available to wear
- Dental dams and saliva ejectors to reduce mercury exposure
- Everyone wears non-latex nitrile gloves
- Additional air ionization system and mercury filters
Amalgam fillings are made up of mercury, silver, tin, copper, and zinc. This mixture is 45 to 55 percent elemental mercury, which studies have shown is a toxic level and poses a danger to your health. The filings release mercury vapor at a high rate during cleaning, chewing, brushing, placement, or removal. If amalgam is removed unsafely, it can release mercury particles and vapor that is harmful to you, the dentist, and the environment.
Mercury can accumulate in the body over time, so it is essential to remove these fillings correctly. The procedure itself is not complicated and doesn’t consume much of your time. Removing a silver filling may expose you to high levels of mercury that are 1000x the EPA’s estimate of a safe level. Our team does everything we can to reduce this risk by following IAOMT guidelines to create a mercury-safe environment.
Oxygen Ozone Therapy for Optimal Oral Health
Ozone is created by mother nature when waves break on the ocean or when lightning and thunder fill the skies. That fresh, clean smell you experience at the beach or after a thunderstorm is actually the smell of ozone. Ozone is a highly active form of oxygen that can stimulate healing by restoring healthy cellular energy production and promoting blood flow and oxygen delivery to the areas of your body that need it the most. This process establishes an environment where healthy tissue can thrive, and harmful bacteria and microorganisms cannot.
Ozone gas neutralizes acidity in the mouth and is an excellent preventive treatment option that can help you avoid more invasive procedures. It is 35 times more potent than chlorine but leaves no harmful chemicals or byproducts when used in the proper amount. It is one of the best holistic procedures for fighting periodontal disease, disinfecting deep decay, and controlling the natural balance of oral biofilm.
Root Canals with Ozone Gas
Ozone gas is used during tooth canal procedure to sterilize and kill bacteria around the canal system and also improve healing. The gas can flow into areas beneath the gum into areas difficult to access with regular dental tools. After your root canal procedure, we use ozone gas to disinfect the canals before sealing to ensure that all bacteria are eliminated. Ozone therapy is performed with all our root canal treatments and retreatments at no extra cost as part of our high-quality care.
Fluoride Free Options
The use of fluoride has been a highly debated subject since 1995, and the most common point of agreement is that high levels of fluoride can produce potential adverse side effects. At Studio Z Dental, we are committed to providing the safest treatments, including fluoride-free dentistry options.
Dental enamel can break down due to demineralization from insufficient mineral absorption. There are many reasons why this occurs, including sensitivity issues, medication side effects, poor diet or oral hygiene, and thousands of environmental and genetic indicators. To ensure you are absorbing the minerals, you need to keep your teeth strong; we offer several treatments and products to reverse demineralization and achieve a healthy balance. For more information, give our helpful and friendly staff a call!
Today, many substances that were not in use 50 years ago can cause serious sensitivity issues. The health effects of these materials are different for everyone and could be highly toxic to one person, but no problem for someone else. Biocompatible materials are compatible with living tissue and can perform as desired without causing adverse systemic problems or negative side-effects in the body. We offer biocompatibility testing to patients who are concerned about the effects of certain dental materials. Biocompatibility testing also involves:
- Identifying sensitivity issues
- Test the levels of existing toxins
Biocompatibility testing is vital if you have existing allergies because your immune system is already compromised. Dealing with additional toxins may exacerbate the condition. If you have existing health conditions affecting your immune system, testing can help us evaluate your current health status and make recommendations that support your overall health.
Bpa, Gluten and Latex Free
As holistic dentists, we are especially conscious of anything we introduce into your body. Many traditional dentists will place composite fillings that contain bisphenol A (BPA). Many federal programs have raised concern about BPA and the adverse effects it can have on some human tissue. BPA mimics estrogen and can interfere with your body’s ability to regulate this vital hormone.
All the gloves in our office are latex-free, and our toothpaste and restorative materials are gluten-free. Polishing paste is an inconspicuous culprit for causing problems for those with celiac disease. We use only the highest quality materials and products during your treatments, so you can be confident that you won’t be sacrificing your health to take care of your smile.
Meridian Tooth Chart
A meridian tooth chart gives insights into how important your oral health is to your overall health. The chart is related to the Chinese Medicine acupuncture meridian system. Every tooth is connected to several organs, glands, and tissues in your body. By reviewing your dental condition, you can quickly know your overall body health and wellness. If you have a weak body organ, the state of the connected meridian tooth could worsen the situation.
View our interactive chart and discover the “energetic highway” of each tooth and how it affects your entire system.
Revolutionizing Your Oral Health Care
At Studio Z Dental, we have created a standard of care that enhances the overall health of everyone we treat. We know that you and every member of your family will enjoy better dental health and overall health each time they visit. We value each relationship and take the time to get to know you and listen to your expectations. Each appointment brings us closer to your personal goals for optimal dental health. Call us today to get started!
CALL US: (303) 802-4313 REQUEST APPOINTMENT
Holistic Dentistry Inforgraphic
(Click on the image to view larger version)