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Holistic Dentistry

Holistic Dentistry

Holistic dentistry, also known as integrative or biological dentistry, embraces an attitude towards oral health that takes into account the total well-being of a patient and their environment.


It advocates the use of minimally invasive techniques as well as more biocompatible dental materials. It also focuses on treating the dental issues of a person by taking into consideration their overall health.


Beyond holistic dental care, we can strive towards overall well-being and health by balancing the body, mind and spirit. Nuffield Wellness offers an extensive selection of natural and holistic healing therapies and services, available at its Ayurveda clinic & spa located in Orchard. The menu is led by Ayurvedic massages and therapies such as Shirodhara and Abhyanga that help address the underlying causes of chronic ailments.

What is Holistic Dentistry?


What is Holistic Dentistry?

The term ‘holistic’ means looking at the whole. The whole of you. Holistic dentistry is built upon the idea that prevention is better than cure. An integrative approach looks at dental care as part of the health of a person.

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How is Holistic Dentistry Different from Regular Dentistry?

The holistic approach has numerous benefits, as it takes into consideration a person's complete well-being, looking at several factors that could potentially affect a person's oral health.

Focus on Prevention & Education

Our team at Nuffield Dental dedicates time to educate you on aspects such as oral hygiene, diet, alcohol intake, smoking and stress management to help you gain confidence in looking after your oral health.


For instance, your dentist will explain the connection between oral conditions and health problems like tooth decay and gum disease and pregnancy, diabetes, and cardiovascular health. Dr. Surinder Arora may also discuss wider aspects that may by impacting your oral health as well as available holistic and biological dental treatments.

Considering the Relationship Between Oral Health & General Well-Being

Research increasingly shows how oral health can have an impact on the health of the organs of your body (for example the heart, lungs) and vice versa. The healthier your teeth, mouth, gums and jaws are, the lower the risk of specific disease in the body.


There are many aspects to this involving mind, body and spirit.

Use of Biocompatible Materials

Holistic dentistry places an emphasis on using body friendly materials, and of employing dental techniques and procedures that are minimally invasive. 

We take pride in sourcing and selecting appropriate materials to ensure that any dental treatment you have will be harmonious with your beliefs and body.

Use of Biocompatible Materials

We take pride in sourcing and selecting materials that are as non-toxic and as minimally invasive as possible. This is to ensure that any dental treatment you have will exist in harmony with your body and protect the health of the body as well as the mouth. 

Instead of using latex gloves, we prefer the use of nitrile gloves and rubber dams.

When removing old dental amalgam fillings containing mercury, we take multiple precautions to minimise exposure. These include:

  • Placement of a dam to isolate the tooth and protect the rest of your mouth from exposure
  • Use of suction to collect residual mercury vapour
  • Skilfull sectioning of the filling by the dentist

Phasing Out Non-Precious Metal Crowns and Onlays 

We no longer use non-precious metal crowns and onlays in all of our clinics, as they may trigger allergic or autoimmune responses in some. Instead, we selectively use ceramics or precious metals, which are more biocompatible. Holistic dentists tend to use ceramic or BPA free composite materials. 

Avoid the Use of Certain Techniques

Holistic dentists try to avoid drilling practices. For instance, when a patient requires a filling, they ensure that much of the tooth is left intact before using non-toxic filling material. They avoid procedures like dental crowns that involve the removal of much of the tooth, and instead use inlays for cavities.

Use of Biocompatible Materials

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Why Choose Nuffield Dental?

Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. At Nuffield, we put you first. We believe in providing personalised service for each patient.

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Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. Here at Nuffield Dental, we pride ourselves of our personalised oral care for each and every one of our patients. We need to make sure you get all the help you need to make your dental procedures comfortable, accessible and seamless.

Holistic Dentistry

Our dentists have specialised in oral surgery for 20+ years. We have accredited dental providers who are skilled in the area of dental implant surgery.

Holistic Dentistry Costs in Singapore?

Please call one of our Nuffield Dental clinics in Singapore for pricing details.

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