(660) 885-6933
Dental Arts Building, 1108 E. Ohio St
Clinton, MO 64735

Dr. Krystal Gillis and Dr. Robert Sexauer are certified and licensed providers of FastBraces®
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  All were very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I was especially impressed by the new Dr. Crystal. She explained all my options very well and seemed very knowledge. Thank You. 
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Just what are the benefits of holistic dental care in Clinton, MO?

The term "holistic dentistry" may be unfamiliar to many. If you don't know about holistic or biological dentistry, this type of care may seem like a passing trend. In truth, holistic dental practices stem from a long history of alternative philosophies in healthcare. Ayurvedic medicine is one example. This form of healthcare, focused on the harmonious balance of behavior and environment to maintain optimal health, has been practiced since ancient times. Following this ideology, holistic dentistry also seeks to "first do no harm," the core intent of modern medicine. Dr. Robert Sexauer and Dr. Krystal Gillis follow this tenet by providing patients with care that considers overall wellness, not just the smile.

The benefits that our patients experience from holistic dental care in our Clinton, MO practice stem from our commitment to whole-body health. Our team has been extensively trained and has direct experience in the various treatments that will accomplish our goal of preventing and treating dental concerns in such a way as to promote better health and wellbeing.

Our focus is on the biological approach to care, considering how dental materials and procedures may interact with one another, as well as with oral tissues and the body as a whole. Two of the most recognized differences in holistic dentistry are the avoidance of amalgam (mercury) dental fillings and non-surgical gum treatments.

Mercury-free restorations

Conventional dentistry has long accepted the use of dental amalgam as the standard for care. This mixture of metals was designed to create an affordable alternative to gold fillings. The problem with amalgam is its inclusion of mercury as a binding agent. Literature from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, as well as other organizations, suggest that mercury within dental fillings does not necessarily remain dormant, nor safe. Mercury seeps from dental amalgam and has the potential to accumulate in the body, affecting health and wellbeing.

Rather than address the primary problem of dental decay only, we repair teeth using metal-free materials like composite resin so that our restorative process prevents any further problems such as tooth fractures or mercury toxicity.

Conservative treatment for gum disease

It is our goal to help each of our patients to achieve his or her smile and oral health goals through consistent, considerate care. We understand that gum disease is a preventable condition, and provide care to accomplish this goal. In addition, the early detection of infection allows us to work together using professional and home hygiene treatments to eliminate infection and possibly even reverse damage.

By seeing the "big picture" of how oral health affects the body, your holistic dentist can help you enjoy a healthy smile and so much more. Contact our office at (660) 885-6933 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Robert Sexauer or Dr. Krystal Gillis.

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