Healthy Mouth – Healthy Body – Healthy Life
I practice holistic dentistry in my St. Louis clinic because I believe it’s best for my patients.
I believe we must consider the biological effects that dentistry has on the entire body.
We must use dental materials that lend themselves to wellness. We must evaluate treatments such as root canals and implants and recognize how these procedures may compromise our biological health and well being.
Always, we must ask: What is in the best interest of the patient, supporting their overall health and wellness?
Also known as biological dentistry, the kind of dentistry I practice involves far more than technique. It encompasses a total awareness relating to the physical, mental and spiritual well being of the whole person.
I was introduced to this paradigm in 1995 – by chance, luck or maybe divine intervention. Regardless, I’m grateful for the changes it spurred in my life and profession.
Back then, “holistic health” was not even in my vocabulary. Now I know how what we do in the mouth can affect other parts of the body – from the links between gum disease and other inflammatory conditions to systemic illness triggered by mercury fillings, root canals and cavitations.
Now, I’m a continuous student, which is how I became a certified clinical nutritionist, as well as a dentist. Nutritional therapy is part of what we do to support a healthy lifestyle for our patients.
Educating our patients is key. It’s the basis of truly informed consent and allows you to take an active role in the decision-making process.
I encourage you to explore this site to learn more about biological dentistry – and to contact our office if you have specific questions we may answer about your own health situation.
To your good health,
Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN
- Does not offer mercury fillings, nickel-based crowns or cast partials
- Does offer gold, ceramic and composite fillings and other restorations
- Protects patients and staff when removing mercury amalgam fillings
- Evaluates the biocompatibility of dental materials before placing them in the mouth
- Does offer non-adrenaline, non-preservative anesthetics
- Does not promote the use of fluoride
- Provides nutritional support and assistance
- Takes the time to listen to your concerns
“Biological Dentistry” is a non-specialty interest area that requires no specific educational training to advertise this service.”