Biological Dentistry

Biological Dentistry

Biological Dentistry is the bridge between oral health and overall health. We know that the mouth is part of the body. So, they cannot be addressed as two separate entities. Receiving dental treatments, materials, and procedures, without considering whole body health, can affect your well-being.

Dental problems can often correlate with the current health condition you may be experiencing. Many oral diseases are associated with or can contribute to chronic degenerative diseases, central nervous system disorders, heavy metal load, and heart and blood circulatory problems, to name a few.

Biological dentistry is a more natural approach to treating oral disorders, bearing in mind your overall health state.

What Sets Sanoviv Biological Dentistry Apart?

The most significant benefit of having an oral evaluation at Sanoviv is that you will be assessed by a dentist and a whole team of health professionals committed to biological and alternative medical care. After your initial oral appointment is over, your assigned dentist will share all relevant findings in a joint medical meeting where doctors, dentists, psychologists, nutritionists, and chiropractors meet daily to discuss your health conditions and come up with a customized therapy program with your whole body, not just your teeth and oral cavity, in mind. Thus, the recommendations are given with the knowledge of how these will affect all aspects of your health.

Amalgam Removal

The mercury contained in amalgam (silver) fillings is among the most toxic substances known to man. Patients with amalgam fillings accumulate mercury, which can interfere with virtually any process of any organ of the body. With this in mind, those interested in detoxifying the body should consider amalgam filling removal. Regardless of your motivation, when you decide to have your amalgam fillings removed and replaced, it’s essential to identify a practitioner who has experience in removing the amalgam safely to minimize the patient’s exposure to any harmful metals that can be found in the filling.

At Sanoviv, mercury removal is done by a caring professional who will take all precautions to protect you from further exposure.

Amalgam Removal is designed to safely replace mercury fillings, considering the body’s natural main detoxification pathways. The biological dental team is structured and uses special equipment and the safest protocol for removing mercury to protect you, the personnel, and the environment.

Mercury is highly volatile when heated. The dental drill operating at 100,000 rpm will generate much mercury vapor during removal. Thus, taking every precaution to protect the patient during this process is critical. Our protocol protects the patient against mercury particles and metal pollutants using specific strategies before, during, and after the treatment. This avoids mercury contamination and provides you with clean air during the amalgam removal process. The program is done in phases to protect the body from mercury exposure while drilling. Protective processes include:

  • Rubber dam with special isolation technique
  • Special vacuum system
  • Protective gowns, covers and barriers
  • Oxygen
  • Copious amounts of water while drilling
  • Special burs to break down the metal into big pieces
  • Amalgam separator
  • Room ionizer

Alternative Surgical Procedures

Dentists do everything possible to try to save a tooth. They don’t recommend extraction until all options of treatments and alternative therapies have been tried. Appropriate pre- and post-surgical protocols are necessary to enhance the healing process when a surgical procedure is recommended. For example, the application of ozone and homeopathic medications helps to reduce inflammation and pain symptoms. Treatments and protocols are personalized to every patient.

Biocompatible Materials

Any dental materials used in the oral cavity should be harmless to all oral tissues including the gingiva, mucosa, pulp, and bone. Materials should contain no toxic, leachable, or diffusible substances that can be absorbed into the circulatory system, causing systemic toxic responses/toxicity.

Our dental practice is:

  • Mercury-free, metal-free
  • Fluoride-free
  • Monomer (PMMA)-free
  • BPA-free
  • Formocresol-free

Natural Therapies

We use aromatherapy, well-known for its relaxing effects, to help patients with dental anxiety. We also use homeopathic medication and ozone therapies to facilitate a patient’s healing process. Ozone has also been shown to be biocompatible and is used in all aspects of dental care. It has been shown to stimulate remineralization of recent caries-affected teeth. It is a preventive therapy for caries (tooth damage due to bacteria), including those found in the roots. It has been used to treat alveolitis, avascular osteonecrosis of the jaw, and herpes virus infection. It also inhibits plaque formation and can be used as an adjuvant in periodontal surgery and in the maintenance phase.

Psychological Support

Support for dental anxiety may also be provided by our psychology team, with techniques to help with relaxation, concentration, and stress relief.

Alternative Gum Treatments – Oral Health Rejuvenation Program

Our OHRP (Oral Health Rejuvenation Program) is a non-surgical and biological therapeutic program of management designed for healing periodontal disease.

Dentist explaining to patient about Alternative Gum treatments
mercury removal performed by a dentist
Oral Health Rejuvenation Treatment


We evaluate how your existing oral conditions may be affecting your general health. Heart disease, diabetes management, cavities, and many other conditions are affected by bacteria present in the mouth. We tailor a treatment plan to your needs to prevent, correct, and protect you from further complications.

Integrative Dental Assessment

The Integrative Dental Assessment is a complete oral examination that evaluates:

  • Gum Disease. The correct diagnosis of gum disease is a prerequisite for an appropriate periodontal treatment. Periodontal disease is an infectious inflammatory process that may affect many body functions of a patient in different ways. The diagnosis is carefully performed to determine the factors that may contribute to gum inflammation and/or abnormal tissue conditions.
  • Soft tissue condition via gum probing
  • Diet
  • Habits (smoking, grinding or clenching)
  • Dry mouth and pH issues
  • Medical background
  • Cavitations, or pockets of infection, that may affect your overall health status
  • Bio-corrosion. Galvanic currents could affect your mouth on several levels. The most common result is the corrosion of metal within the oral cavity which may produce a low-level electric current that often affects tissue structure and increases oral toxicity.
  • Toxic fillings. There are dental materials that are used within the oral cavity, which in a hostile environment due to pH variations, temperature changes, friction, and compression forces, may be an important source of toxicity in your body.
  • Cavities. Cavities are caused by multiple factors, including bacteria in your mouth, certain types of foods and drinks, inadequate brushing technique, low pH, dry mouth, and some systemic illnesses.

Bite Evaluation

 When a person’s teeth or jaws do not fit together correctly, premature wearing of the teeth and the protective enamel increases the chance of injury to the teeth and jaw joint. There are several reasons this may contribute to abnormal bite problems:

  • A congenital defect that alters the shape of the jaw
  • A difference in the size of the upper and lower jaws, or tooth size – this results in overcrowding and abnormal bite
  • Extra lost, impacted, or irregularly shaped teeth
  • Inadequate crowns or dental fillings
  • Habits that may have been instilled during childhood, such as thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, persistent use of a bottle or pacifier.
  • Severe injury that may have caused a jaw fracture
  • Chronic respiratory problems in childhood

Patient Oral Education

Our approach involves the patient in the healing process. This starts with awareness of what is happening in the mouth by teaching the patient about the importance of biocompatible materials, hygiene techniques, nutritional advice, stress management, and the relationship between oral health and overall health.

Cone Beam Studies /3D Imaging

We know that an accurate diagnosis is the key to success in any dental treatment, and that’s the reason we have the latest and top technology in imaging. Our Digital radiology is entirely safe for our patients and the 3D Cone Beam technology takes imaging to the next level. While this type of imaging is not included with most programs, it is available for an additional fee if your doctor orders it.

We can even provide 3D imaging, the newest dental imaging technology. This allows us to see what our patients may be referring to, with high quality and excellent detail, and also helps us to prepare a precise plan for dental procedures.

A dental cone beam (CT) is used when regular dental or facial X-rays are insufficient. In a single scan, your doctor may use this technology to produce three-dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone.

This technology is beneficial for seeing exactly how close the wisdom tooth is to the nerves and arteries in your jaw or how much bone is present to support an implant. We might want to take a 3D image for some of the following reasons:

  • Plan for extractions, especially of impacted teeth
  • Evaluate your sinuses
  • Identify pockets of infection
  • Assess sleep problems
  • Diagnose fractures
  • Diagnose TMJ issues
  • Get to the bottom of undiagnosed pain

Complete Sterilization System

Many infectious diseases can be transmitted within a dental clinic. One of the main transmission routes is through contaminated material. Some of the diseases that can be shared this way are hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV (1-2). For this reason, we have a complete sterilization system to eliminate these types of transmissions. This is a top priority for us and patient safety.



Each program focuses our assessment and treatment tools towards a specific health issue and your individual experience of these health issues, you can find more about our programs here.

Contact a Health Advisor

If you feel that your specific health issue or area of interest does not fit into any of these areas, please contact us to speak with a friendly admissions person.  They will be happy to answer your questions and provide information.

Health Concerns

We practice individualized medicine in a Functional Medicine model, you can find more about the most common health issues that we treat at Sanoviv here.