Is Your Mouth Making You Sick?
Biology & Dentistry in Iowa — It’s Science!
You remember high school Biology class—learning about life in all its different forms. But what does all that have to do with dentistry? Yes, there are microscopic living organisms in your mouth (predominantly bacteria, but also fungi, viruses, and sometimes even amoebas and parasites!), but your mouth is also one of many microenvironments in your body. It’s a system, and when one part of the system breaks down it can cause problems for the others. Biological dentistry is a growing philosophy of care that uses the safest, least toxic methods to treat dental problems conservatively in a way that promotes total health and wellness.
Biological dentistry is also known as holistic dentistry or natural dentistry.
Biological dentistry is concerned with the whole body, not just the teeth and gums.
Dental materials, techniques and procedures take total health into consideration.
Biological dentistry focuses on a principle known as ‘the oral systemic link’. The oral systemic link is actually many links that connect your oral health to your overall health. Recent research makes these findings more evident than ever. We believe patients need to be aware of this systemic link and be empowered to make decisions for themselves.
Did you know that gum disease increases your risk for serious systemic health problems including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s? Did you know that plaque buildup on your teeth can be a sign of and contribute to plaque buildup in your arteries?
Your bloodstream is a superhighway!
Any pathogens (bad bacteria) or infections in your mouth have a direct pathway through the gums and into the bloodstream to spread throughout the body.
Tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections can cause other problems elsewhere in the body.
Dental materials and metals can cause allergic reactions in some patients, and give rise to certain toxicities.
Corridor Dental Difference
Dr. Cody Kriegel is a lifelong learner in pursuit of the best possible outcomes for his patients. He believes in the wise words of Thomas Edison, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Dr. Kriegel is a strong proponent of biomimetic and biological dentistry which use the most conservative and safest techniques to restore smiles.
Biomimetic dentistry and biological dentistry go hand-in-hand, using the body’s natural biology as a guide toward optimum health and wellness. At Corridor Dental, you can rest assured we will conserve your natural smile with minimally-invasive techniques and we will use treatments and materials that promote longevity and overall health.
Dr. Kriegel’s philosophy of dental care:
Conservation, longevity, and health are pillars of Dr. Kriegel’s dental philosophy. He takes into consideration your total health when determining which materials and techniques will provide the best outcome for you.
We are proud to say we are a mercury-free and mercury-safe dental practice.
We use layered bonding techniques for composite fillings to maximize outcomes.
We use inlays and onlays instead of crowns to conserve your healthy tooth structure.