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How To Choose A Holistic Dentist For Your Children

There are plenty of difficult decisions that we all have to make as we go through life, but I think that choosing a new holistic dentist for your children is one of the hardest. After all, our children’s teeth are so delicate as they are growing up, and the wrong decision when they are ten really can affect them for decades afterwards. If you are concerned about how on earth you are going to be able to find a new holistic dentist for your children, then this is definitely the article for you.


Some people will decide to choose a new dentist because they have moved to a new area, and it simply is not practical to be travelling backwards and forwards every time that a child chips a tooth or needs a checkup. For other people, they may decide that the dentist that they are currently seeing just isn’t cutting it anymore – perhaps because they have not moved with the times towards new and better treatments, or because they are not able to put your child at ease when they visit the dentist. In some cases, the problem could be that you love your dentist . . . but they have decided to retire, and now it’s down to you to find a replacement.

The first thing that you should do when looking for a new holistic dentist for your children is to confirm that they actually are a holistic dentist! That may sound strange, but many average dentists are realizing that holistic dentistry is the way forward, but they want all the benefits without putting in all of the hard work to be retrained. That’s why some dentists describe themselves as holistic without actually having any of the benefits for their patients. You can easily discover whether a dentist is holistic in their training and approach by asking them about mercury fillings. If they even consider giving them to any of their patients, they are not a holistic dentist!

Secondly, you should go from the feelings of your child. Children are incredibly intuitive, and will often have a sense about a person very early on from meeting them. If your child is a little shy when they meet a new holistic dentist, that is fine – but if they have a reaction to them that they cannot explain, but they do not want to be in the presence of that person, then that holistic dentist can be crossed off your list. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they are a bad person, of course, but they are not a good fit for your child, and that is what matters.

Lastly, consider what is feasible for you as a family. Are you willing to drive to that location whenever your child needs a checkup? Are the fees at that dental surgery too high? Can all of your children attend the same holistic dentist? When you have the answers to these questions, you have found your holistic dentist.

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