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Biological Dentistry: A Holistic Approach

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The health of your teeth and gums play an important role in your overall health. For this reason, Dr. Al Norton studies and practices biological dentistry at his Duluth, GA, dental practice. Biological (holistic) dentistry combines cutting-edge science with traditional methods of comprehensive oral healthcare. Dr. Norton carefully administers each of his treatments to ensure the best results for you and your family. To learn more about biological dentistry treatments, contact Dentistry at Sugarloaf today.

Mercury-free Dentistry

Many dental fillings are made from an amalgam (combining) of mercury and silver, zinc, copper and tin. Studies show that mercury can be harmful to the human body. Over time, amalgam fillings can emit mercury vapor, which can be absorbed by the body. Research has shown that mercury and certain other heavy metal exposure can lead to inflammation of the blood vessels, elevated cholesterol, and neurological diseases.   Some examples would be Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, mood swings, auto-immune disorders, anxiety, fatigue, tremors foggy brain, inability to concentrate and migraine headaches. To protect you against these health risks, Dr. Norton offers completely mercury-free biocompatible dental restorations.  Filings are made of tooth-colored resin, which is safer and provides a more natural appearance.  Inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers are made either of porcelain or zirconia.  He proudly keeps his office 100-percent free of mercury and other metals.

He has received extensive training from the Hal Huggins Applied Healing Institute, and is a member of the Alliance Group, two organizations that train dentists in biological dental techniques.

With this wealth of knowledge, he is familiar with the safest and most effective methods of mercury removal, protecting you from further mercury exposure. Among other proprietary safety measures, we will give you a super activated carbon drink before your treatment. The extra carbon in the drink binds with the mercury molecules to help prevent them from entering into your blood stream. Once Dr. Norton has removed the amalgam fillings, he will replace them with tooth-colored restorations.

"My visits with Dentistry at Sugarloaf have been painless. The staff is courteous and professional and up to date on modern techniques. I highly recommend them."  Lester H.

Dental Treatment for Your Total Health

Dr. Norton believes that teeth, gums, mind, and body all have an important role in your overall well-being. One of the most important aspects of your health is the condition of your gums. For this reason, he will carefully monitor your periodontal health to detect early signs of gum disease, and provide quick and effective treatment.

Dr. Norton uses an NTI™ device, a small mouthpiece designed to relieve tension that sometimes causes migraines and other headaches. The NTI™ device is an FDA-approved, drug-free treatment option that works by gently relaxing the muscles under the scalp, providing highly effective headache treatment without the use of medication or surgery. NTI™ devices are also quite effective in the treatment of TMJ disorder. This disorder is marked by pain, soreness, and a variety of other symptoms stemming from excessive strain on the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), which connect the jaw bone to the skull. Dr. Norton can evaluate your jaw and determine whether you suffer from this condition, and determine a solution that works for you.  He can also provide appliances that go into the mouth and help to stop the snoring when sleeping that can have such bad effects on spouses and partners.

Contact Dentistry at Sugarloaf

If you are looking for a dentist who sees the bigger picture when it comes to your health, you have come to the right place! To experience the difference that biological dentistry can make in your life, schedule your appointment with Dr. Norton today.

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