Holistic Dentistry and Functional Medicine

Here at Channon Lawrence Dental we take a holistic approach to your oral health and embrace the workings of Functional Dentistry. That is, we have a firm belief the practice of dentistry is most effective for our patients when working with the body as a whole as opposed to treating the mouth in isolation.

Did you know that your oral health is intimately connected to your gastrointestinal tract and systemic health? Disease in the mouth is not just limited to cavities and gingivitis. Disease in the mouth is also associated with increased risk of heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and cancers of the head, neck and esophagus.

Along with an in-depth analysis of patient’s oral health, we review the function of your airways, breathing patterns, sleep behaviours, nutrition and general well being. We listen to your history and look at the interactions among genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and chronic disease.

We will then work closely with your other health practitioners to care for you in a holistic sense.

We understand the body is a sum of its parts and support you accordingly.

For more information on Functional Medicine, please see here.

Amalgam Removed Safely

Dental amalgam is a liquid mercury and metal alloy mixture commonly used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. There have long been concerns about the use of amalgam given one of its components is mercury, a potentially toxic metal.

At Channon Lawrence Dental we have never used amalgam as a filling material and offer a safe way of removing any amalgam fillings you may currently have.

During amalgam removal the aerosols generated have long been a concern to dentists and health professionals. We use the IQAir Dental Pro air cleaning system, which cleans the air during amalgam removal by constantly drawing in polluted air and exhausting filtered air back to the room. It contains high-efficiency particulate filters, as well as substantial gas-phase filters for mercury vapours, disinfectants and volatile organic compounds. This system complements the Channon Lawrence Dental best practice technique of tooth isolation using rubber dam during all amalgam removal procedures.

Rest assured you will receive the highest level of clinical care in an environment that is as environmentally safe as can be made at this time for amalgam removal.

Please contact our friendly reception staff to find out more. Call 07 5482 7688 or contact us through our request an appointment page.