Our Services

Chattanooga Holistic Dental Wellness Program

All of the factors of decay can be controlled to decrease the possibility of decay occurring. Our Chattanooga holistic dentists understand that a dental cleaning is only one way. The idea behind creating these programs is to help control all of these other factors that come into play. Additionally, patients who are happy with their current dentists can come in for this service separately, and have results sent to their current dentist.

Cavities are a multifactorial disease and severity depends on 4 factors:

Natural Susceptibility

Susceptibility of teeth to decay (things like higher than normal levels of bacteria on the teeth, low salivary flow, several medications can alter this as well)

Presence of Plaque

This is effected by good and frequent brushing, flossing, regular dental cleanings.

Type & Frequency of Foods

The type and frequency of foods we eat. This is different than foods that are healthy, these are foods that are good for your teeth. For example, before bed time raisins are a bad choice because of how sticky they are, although they are a healthy option. There is also a maximum amount of sugar recommended per day.

Time

This refers to the time the plaque sits on teeth. For some people a cleaning every 6 months is sufficient, others may need to be seen every 3 to 4 months if they are more susceptible.

Available Programs

For Children:

  • An appointment would last about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • We will monitor and evaluate brushing technique and efficiency, and make recommendations specific to your child.
  • A dental decay risk assessment will be completed and findings will be discussed with you and your child.
  • A take home diet analysis will be given to you to be completed over the next 7 days and returned to us. Within 2 to 3 business days, you will receive a detailed report with all findings.

For Adults:

We offer two packages for adults.

The Basic Package
  • An appointment would last about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • We will monitor and evaluate brushing technique and efficiency, and make recommendations specific to you.
  • Both a dental decay and periodontal disease risk assessment will be completed and findings will be discussed with you. Contributing factors such as medications, smoking, etc are all taken into account.
  • A take home diet analysis will be given to you to be completed over the next 7 days and returned to us. Within 2 to 3 business days, you will receive a detailed report with all findings.
The Deluxe Package

Includes everything mentioned in the basic package in addition to the following:

  • Periodontal Pathological test: This test identifies the type and concentration of perio-pathogenic bacteria and can help guide therapy based on causation.
  • Periodontal Genetic test: This tests identifies a gene marker that helps establish genetic risk of a patient to periodontal disease and helps guide therapy based on genetics.