Stress and Oral Health

Stress is an inevitable part of life, and its effects can permeate various aspects of our well-being, including oral health. While many people associate stress with headaches and muscle tension, its impact on oral health is often overlooked. There are both direct and indirect effects of stress on oral health. Direct Impact on Oral Health … Continued

Integrative Approaches to TMJD Treatment: Addressing the Root Cause

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) is a common condition that affects the jaw joint and muscles surrounding it, causing pain, discomfort, and restricted movement. While conventional approaches often focus on symptom management, integrative dentistry aims to address the root cause of the dysfunction, offering long-term solutions that promote overall well-being. Addressing the Root Cause TMJD symptoms … Continued

Preparing for Mercury Filling Removal: Four Vital Steps for a Safer Transition

More individuals are considering the removal of mercury fillings as the awareness of the health risks of mercury are increasing. However, the process of removing mercury fillings requires careful planning to minimize potential exposure and ensure a safe transition. Before scheduling an appointment with a SMART certified dentist, it’s essential to understand the process and … Continued

Red Light Therapy for Dental Healing

Red light therapy has gained widespread attention for its therapeutic applications in various medical fields. Also referred to as photobiomodulation or low-level light therapy, Red light therapy involves the dispersion of concentrated wavelengths of natural light onto the skin or mucosal lining of the mouth. This method aims to address various ailments by enhancing cellular … Continued

Minerals for Oral Health

Minerals play a critical role in both oral health and your overall health. Here are some key minerals you need to make sure you are getting to protect your teeth, but also to keep your body healthy as a whole. Calcium for Tooth Enamel Calcium is a building block for teeth, contributing to their structure … Continued

Vitamin D and Oral Health

Oral health is a critical aspect of overall well-being, and its importance goes beyond just having a bright, white smile. Healthy teeth and gums are essential for proper nutrition and digestion. What many people may not realize is that vitamin D, often associated with bone health, also plays a significant role in maintaining oral health. … Continued

Why Do You Need to Remineralize Your Teeth?

Remineralization of teeth is crucial for overall oral health, and it can have broader implications for your general well-being. Here’s why remineralization of teeth is important: Prevents Tooth Decay Remineralization helps repair the enamel of your teeth, which is the protective outer layer. When enamel demineralizes due to acids produced by bacteria in your mouth, … Continued

The Power of Collaboration: Integrative Dentistry, Craniosacral Therapy, Osteopathy, and Myofunctional Therapy for Optimal Health

In recent years, healthcare has witnessed a paradigm shift towards a more integrative approach, emphasizing the interconnectedness of different bodily systems. One field where this biological perspective has been particularly influential is dentistry. Integrative dentistry combines traditional dental practices with therapies to provide a comprehensive approach to oral health. At Santa Teresa Smiles, we believe … Continued

The Mouth-Body Connection

When it comes to our health, we often think of different parts of our body as separate entities. We visit doctors for various issues—cardiologists for heart problems, dermatologists for skin conditions, and dentists for oral health. However, there is a profound connection that exists between our mouth and the rest of our body. Integrative dentistry … Continued