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Holistic Paradigm Shift

In the Philippines, as is elsewhere in the world, a commonly shared mechanistic view of life revolves around the concept of the human body as a series of connecting but independent parts. This fragmented and compartmentalized concept gave the way to the formation of specialists who deal exclusively with the various parts of the body, not the body as a whole.

The traditional paradigm suggests that medical doctors will generally not question their patients about dental problems, because the teeth, gums, and the jaw belongs to the dentist’s domain, nor will the dentist ask their patients about their systemic problems (except during antibiotic protocol for patients with certain heart conditions). In antithesis with this outdated standard, there is overwhelming evidence that many of today’s health problems can originate from the mouth, stemming from the effects of toxic dental materials and/or disease conditions resulting from infected root canal teeth, amalgam fillings, tooth extractions, and others such procedures. As a result of the practitioners’ lack of familiarity, the patient is thus often misdiagnosed and therefore mistreated or does not respond to conventional and even alternative treatment.

The effect will not be eliminated until the cause is identified and removed. It is also worth mentioning that that the human body’s natural ability to heal itself and the immune system has been in constant stress by not only environmental pollution, but also by procedural pollution from dental and medical procedures with the use of toxic drug components, chemicals, radiation and excessive surgeries. A paradigm shift must be made to procedures which protect the body’s natural ability to heal and naturally enhanced the immune system.

In the dental profession, the philosophy of dental treatment suggests that the teeth are to be saved and restored by whatever means available, using the strongest, most lasting materials available. It is our fervent belief that a more reasonable holistic philosophy should exist: No tooth is worth damaging your immune system.

Your Conscientious Health Centered Holistic Dentist

Dr. Nelson Mari L. Gaba recognizes the fact that the accumulation of toxins in the body is a key factor underlying many health problems and that dental substances can contribute to toxic build up in the body. Our holistic dental practice considers materials and techniques that have been meticulously examined first by how it affects the whole body. Your holistic dentist resolutely recognizes that there is a significant interconnection between the teeth and the rest of the body.

A balanced, healthy body needs a balanced non-toxic dental treatment. This must be biocompatible with the entire body and must not compromise general health and well-being. Hence, we do not use metals and all materials are specifically selected for you with biocompatibility in mind. We recognize and respect your uniqueness and aim to create a therapeutic environment that is conducive to relaxation achieved through the use of aromatherapy, meditation therapy and other relaxation techniques. Whenever possible, homeopathics, supplements and other natural products are used for treatment so that further build up of toxins will be significantly reduced. Acknowledging the invasive nature of dental treatments, procedures should be kept to a minimum. Our focus is prevention. We try to achieve a caring wellness environment where your body can heal itself with the dental treatment being a significant part of the whole balance. We strive to work in harmony with the human body in its entirety, including mind and spirit.