Aronson’s Family Dental and Biological Dentistry – A Journey into Wellness, Part 2
As I continue down this road of discovering my personal Wellness and Health Goals, one of the health focused areas I personally take to heart is good dental health.
We often don’t realize how our dental health is so closely integrated with our total body health and what systemic effects it can have from our Heart Health, Endocrine System, to our Respiratory Function, Chronic Systemic Inflammation, and so much more!
One of the most recent reviews I’ve done is on “Biological Dentistry”. Sure, I know what you might be thinking, isn’t dentistry biological anyway? What’s the difference from my current dentist to someone who practices Biological Dentistry?
“Biological dentistry, is not an attempt to stake out a new specialty for dentistry but rather to describe a philosophy that can apply to all facets of dental practice and to health care in general: Always seek the safest, least toxic way to accomplish the mission of treatment, all the goals of modern dentistry, and do it while treading as lightly as possible on the patient’s biological terrain. A more biocompatible approach to oral health is the hallmark of biological dentistry.”
The more I’ve looked into it, Biological Dentistry is a specific approach to how care is planned for each client and the fundamentals on how dentistry is approached. It could be from eliminating metal fillings and replacing them with a more biocompatible material to recommendations to help the body’s natural pathways support good dental hygiene and immune support. The goal is to support the body’s natural processes of detoxifying and eliminating toxins, as well as support our body’s healing capabilities in the least invasive way to accomplish each patient’s dental health and goals.
To get a little science’y, it would be good to understand that Biological Dentistry first began in the mid-1980s by Dr. Gary M. Verigin and co-founder Dr. Edward Arana. They had first met at a conference at Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Honolulu in 1984. During this conference they were first introduced to the study and practice of “German Biological Medicine”.
The fundamentals of German Biological Medicine was rooted in “Homotoxicology”. Here comes the technical biology:
“Homotoxicology is based on the principle that diseases are caused by homotoxins. According to Dr. Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg (founder of Homotoxicology), illnesses are agent-determined reactive processes in which homotoxins can cause the body to react with inflammation. He described a homotoxin as “any substance that creates a direct or indirect toxic burden in the human organism.” The target structure of the homotoxin is the extracellular matrix. The extracellular matrix or space acts as a molecular sieve between the capillary system, the lymph vessels, and the cells which are to be supplied with nutrients or have their waste removed. All substances and information reaching a cell are filtered through the molecular sieve of the extracellular matrix (ground substance). The sieve can become clogged, but can be restored to functionality through appropriate detoxification measures.”
“Homotoxicology represents a unique synthesis of healing disciplines designed to strengthen the organs of detoxification and excretion, to remove the toxins accumulated in the extracellular matrix, to stimulate and modulate the immune system, and to regulate the whole by rebalancing the diseased body system. The methodology of homotoxicology differs from that of conventional medicine in that illness is viewed as much more than the mere presence of clinical symptoms. Homotoxicological therapy approaches the patient as a whole. It attempts to detoxify the body, to correct derailed immunological processes through immunomodulation, and to support cells and organs.”
So, back to Dr. Verigin and Dr. Arana. They wanted to develop a way to apply this “Homotoxicology” to their practice of dentistry and since their methods would parallel German Biological Medicine, the American Academy of Biological Dentistry was born. The organization continues today as the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine.
One of our longest trusted partners, who specializes in “Biological Dentistry” is Aronson’s Family Dental!
“We are a state of the art dental office providing health enhancing biological dentistry. Our office is warm and open and was designed with families in mind. Our goal is to provide a positive, comfortable experience, and to make our patients feel heard, validated and at ease. We are a mercury free office and we understand and honor the connection between your oral and systemic health. Our team provides a personalized touch and gentle care to help you keep your smile healthy, functional and vibrant. Let us earn your continued business. We are always accepting new patients.”
Some of the services they offer are:
- Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART)
- BPA Free Composites and Sealants
- Ozone-Oxygen Therapy
- Biocompatibility Testing
- Lightwalker Erbium Laser
- Digital X-Rays
- OralID Oral Cancer Screening
- Alpha-Stim Technology
- KÖR Whitening
- Metal Free Crowns and Bridges
They have a variety of additional services to offer their clients to really meet the personal dental needs of each individual.
One of the other really amazing aspects of Dr. Aronson and her practice is that she is a big proponent of the empowerment of women, supporting female professionals, assisting in their growth and professional development in this field, and also has an all female staff.
Having had the wonderful opportunity to work with Dr. Aronson and her staff, I can’t sing their praises enough for what they do for their patients, their gentle, holistic, and empathetic approach to meet each patient’s unique dental needs.
We have helped to support her patients by providing infusion therapy to a number of her patients that undergo more involved dental procedures where infusion therapy can support the body’s healing and wellbeing of her patient’s recovery.
I would highly recommend taking the opportunity to connect with Aronson’s Family Dental to help you in your dental health and overall wellness.
4027 Boardwalk Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Stay tuned for my next adventure into Wellness, until then…
Aloha a hui hou!!
- Published in Partners, Pure Drip Blog