Natural Dentistry in Yorktown Heights | Dr. David Lerner

Focusing On Your Whole Body Health

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What if we told you that gum disease is linked with all sorts of other health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia, birth defects, and chronic respiratory illness? If that were true—which it is—wouldn’t you want a dentist who doesn’t just look at your mouth, but instead looks at your whole body and health at once? That is the guiding principle behind natural dentistry.

Read more below from Dr. Lerner at The Center for Holistic Dentistry to learn about natural dentistry and whether or not it’s right for you.

What is Natural Dentistry?

All dentists are aware of the oral-systemic link (a fancy way of saying how your oral health relates to your overall health), but different dentists and dental offices can be more or less committed to dental practices that consider your whole body. The goal of natural dentistry is to work holistically with your body’s natural functions of everyday life and healing. Natural dentistry is also called holistic dentistry or biocompatible dentistry. This means that natural dentistry doesn’t just preserve your oral health but can actually help you be healthier overall.

Natural dentistry uses minimally invasive procedures that do not harm the natural flow of your body’s healing process. Holistic dentists consider how a dental treatment will affect your whole body before deciding on a treatment plan. Many natural dentists provide metal-free fillings as they are concerned with mercury toxicity, and often provide safe removal of old metal amalgam fillings.

Natural or holistic dentistry considers your health history, your diet and lifestyle, your emotional well-being, and your environment when offering dental diagnostics, treatments, and lab work. We carefully consider the materials used for their biocompatibility with your unique body’s chemistry.

Natural dentists believe in the power of prevention. It’s easier to avoid a problem before it starts than to try and treat it later. They will regularly screen for gum disease and oral cancer as well as ask about any other health concerns you have. The goal is to determine the root cause of your problems, rather than just treating your symptoms to help you achieve your best health for the rest of your life.

Is Natural Dentistry Right for Me?

If you’re wondering if natural dentistry is right for you, here are a few questions you should ask yourself in the decision-making process.

  1. Do you prefer natural alternatives to traditional western medicine?
  2. Do you prefer to buy organic food?
  3. Are you concerned with toxins?
  4. Do you think prevention is the best medicine?
  5. Do you value natural, chemical-free products?
  6. Do you believe a poor diet is the root of most health problems?

If you answered yes to any or all of the above, you may want to consider switching to a natural dentist or holistic dentist that aligns with your values.

Finding a Natural Dentist

Whether or not the word “natural” or “holistic” is in the name, many dental offices treat the whole patient, not just the teeth. If you want to find a natural dentist, it’s most important to ask thorough questions of the dentist you visit. Ask about how their practice works with the body’s natural functions and how treatments interact with your lifestyle and environment.

At The Center for Holistic Dentistry, we would be more than happy to answer those questions for you. You can also search for holistic dental care on the Holistic Dental Association website. This is a group committed to improving natural dental practices and patients’ lives through holistic dentistry.

We know there is a lot of skepticism surrounding buzzwords like “natural” nowadays, but knowing what you now know about natural dentistry, we think it’s safe to say it’s no scam. Natural dentistry simply seeks to care for the whole body, rather than just the teeth using the most biocompatible materials and treatments possible.

If you’re interested in natural dental care in Yorktown Heights or have any other questions, make an appointment to see us soon!


Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Dentist In Yorktown Heights, NY

"I can’t thank Dr. Lerner and his staff enough, notably his assistant Nicole for expertly handling my mercury filling removals.I had it done in 2 phases and they took very good care of me on both occasions. The whole office is very pleasant, so professional and I look forward to my visits. On this most recent cleaning appointment, Linda did my cleaning. She was gentle and thorough. Highly recommend."

- Vanessa R.

"Excellent experience during my initial consultation. The most complete examination I have ever had by a dentist, including full body muscle testing. This testing uncovered major alignment issues with my jaw which has been causing a lifetime of misalignment throughout the rest of my body. Dr. Lerner and his staff are outside the box thinkers and I am very happy I have found them."

- Greg R.

"Very professional and compassionate. Love the use of Nucalm, eye mask, calming music, and making removing my mercury fillings a pleasant experience. Well as pleasant as can be. Thank you!!!"

- Jodi B.

"Been seeing Dr Lerner since I was about 11 years old, I’m now 31! I continue to see Jane for cleanings and just did the zoom whitening treatment with them in preparation of my wedding- highly recommend!"

- Chloe L.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of The Center For Holistic Dentistry. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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What To Expect On Your First Visit

Our mission is to encourage full-body wellness through oral health while allowing you to feel heard and understand all your options. During your new patient exam, Dr. Lerner will spend time reviewing your health history, concerns, and goals. Your comprehensive exam will address items you may not have considered such as airway screening and dental materials sensitivity testing. We look forward to meeting you!

Comprehensive Review Of Your Health History & Concerns

Evaluation Of Teeth, Bite, Gums & Airway Passage

Low Radiation Digital X-Rays

Discover Your Options & Receive A Custom Treatment Plan