What do we mean by holistic?
Holistic dental care and indeed holistic health care means different things to different people and professionals. Here at Cote Royd Dental Care we see the mouth as a gateway to the rest of the body. We know and acknowledge that dental care can significantly influence the general health of an individual, influencing biochemical, structural and emotional aspects of general health. Holistic care was often seen as practices without substance, non-scientific, even harmful, but recently scientific research and understanding is now explaining how these once seemed ‘alternative’ treatments, practices and beliefs are now correct practices, certainly if we are concerned about the health of our patients. There is still plenty of debate about what science do you want to believe, but we are excited about and embrace the fact that holistic now seems to be the new science.