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Holistic Dentistry: A Comprehensive Approach to Dental Care at Urbandale Smiles


In today’s fast-paced world, our health often takes a backseat to our hectic schedules. However, when it comes to dental care, taking a holistic approach can have numerous benefits. At Urbandale Smiles, we believe in providing comprehensive dental care that not only focuses on treating dental issues but also addresses the overall well-being of our patients.

What is Holistic Dentistry?

Holistic dentistry, also known as biological dentistry, is a philosophy that emphasizes the connection between oral health and the rest of the body. Unlike traditional dentistry, which mainly focuses on treating symptoms, holistic dentistry considers the entire body when diagnosing and treating dental issues.

The Principles of Holistic Dentistry

  • Prevention is Key: Holistic dentistry places a strong emphasis on preventive care, including regular cleanings, check-ups, and education on proper oral hygiene practices.
  • Biocompatible Materials: We prioritize the use of biocompatible materials in dental treatments to minimize the risk of allergic reactions and other adverse effects.
  • Mercury-Free Dentistry: Our practice is committed to being mercury-free, avoiding the use of amalgam fillings and other mercury-containing materials.
  • Nutritional Counseling: We provide nutritional guidance to support optimal oral health and overall well-being.
  • Collaborative Approach: Our team works closely with other healthcare professionals to address the underlying causes of dental issues and promote holistic healing.

The Benefits of Holistic Dentistry

  • Improved Overall Health: By addressing oral health in conjunction with the body’s systemic health, holistic dentistry can contribute to better overall health and well-being.
  • Reduced Toxic Exposure: Avoiding the use of mercury and other harmful substances in dental treatments minimizes the risk of toxic exposure.
  • Enhanced Patient Experience: Our holistic approach focuses on patient-centered care, creating a comfortable and supportive environment for our patients.
  • Long-Term Results: By addressing the root causes of dental issues, holistic dentistry aims to provide long-lasting results rather than just temporary fixes.

Our Approach at Urbandale Smiles

At Urbandale Smiles, we are committed to providing personalized and compassionate care to each of our patients. Our holistic approach begins with a thorough evaluation of your oral health and overall well-being. From there, we work collaboratively with you to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals.


Holistic dentistry offers a holistic approach to dental care that considers the interconnectedness of oral health and overall well-being. At Urbandale Smiles, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate dental care that prioritizes the health and well-being of our patients.


1. Is holistic dentistry suitable for everyone?

Yes, holistic dentistry is suitable for patients of all ages and dental health conditions. Our approach focuses on individualized care tailored to each patient’s specific needs.

2. How is holistic dentistry different from traditional dentistry?

Holistic dentistry takes into account the entire body when diagnosing and treating dental issues, whereas traditional dentistry often focuses solely on the symptoms.

3. Are the treatments offered at Urbandale Smiles safe?

Yes, we prioritize the use of safe and biocompatible materials in all our treatments to ensure the health and well-being of our patients.

4. Can holistic dentistry help with chronic health conditions?

While holistic dentistry focuses on oral health, it can also have positive effects on overall health and may complement treatments for chronic health conditions.

5. How often should I visit the dentist for holistic care?

We recommend regular visits for preventive care, including cleanings and check-ups, to maintain optimal oral health and overall well-being.

Urbandale Smiles

Phone : 515-276-7800

Address: 8078 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale, IA 50322

Hours Of Operation:

Monday 8 AM–5 PM

Tuesday 8 AM–5 PM

Wednesday 8 AM–5 PM

Thursday 8 AM–3 PM

Friday Closed

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