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Holistic dentistry is an approach that treats the patient as a whole system and emphasizes the impact dental infections and toxins can have on the patient’s overall health. Holistic dentists focus on the use of non-toxic restorative materials, and how oral health can affect the entire body.

Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. is a Pasadena dentist who delivers holistic, general and cosmetic dentistry treatments. Practicing with Dr. Molayem is Dr. Sanchita Mehra, who provides high quality periodontics and implant services. Their entire practice is geared toward conservative, holistic treatment, using the least aggressive methods possible, while ensuring the well-being of the whole patient. If you are looking for biologically safe holistic dentistry Pasadena patients can rely on, be sure to visit Dr. Molayem & Dr. Mehra at Pasadena Smile Center.

How Holistic Dentists Are Different Than Other Dentists

The word "holistic" comes from "wholistic," which refers to the whole body of a person or thing. A holistic dentist in Pasadena, like Dr. Molayem & Dr. Mehra, focuses on whole-body wellness that begins with the mouth.

To some extent, all dentists are aware of the importance of oral health to the overall health of the individual. For example, research has shown a link between gum disease and diabetes, heart disease, and pregnancy health issues.

However, not all dentists are focused on the long-term effects dentistry can have on the entire body. While traditional dentistry involves treating symptoms in the teeth and gums and attempting to prevent them from reoccurring, holistic dentistry also includes treating underlying problems that cause symptoms in the mouth, while ensuring that work done on the mouth does not have an adverse effect on overall health.

Issues that divide traditional and Holistic Dentistry

Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. and Dr. Sanchita Mehra are committed to the principles of holistic dentistry in their practice and are considered some of the top holistic dentist Pasadena has to offer. Using safe materials and technology, they create naturally beautiful smiles with a conservative approach to comprehensive dental care that is focused on protecting the health of the entire body.

Providing the highest quality dental care in a safe and friendly environment, Dr. Molayem practices general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry under holistic philosophies. Issues separating traditional from holistic dental practice include:


Safe removal of mercury fillings is a critical issue for anyone seeking to improve their dental health. In order to minimize the risk of mercury exposure, the procedure should be done in a well-ventilated room with a special air filtration system, and the patient should be given a protective barrier to cover their mouth and nose. The dentist uses a high-volume suction device to remove any loose particles, with proper precaution taken to ensure the safety of the patient. Not all silver fillings are candidates for removal, but if you choose to remove your silver fillings it should be done using the SMART procedure to ensure that you are safe from particles of the silver fillings and the vapor that's created during the silver filling removal procedure.

Biocompatability of Materials

Many traditional Pasadena dentists do not test for biocompatibility, to find out if the materials they use will cause a reaction in the body. Holistic dentists often have onsite equipment to test materials for biocompatibility, and most use a variety of different composite filling materials and materials for bridges, crowns, and other procedures.

Root Canal Alternative

While traditional dentists will recommend root canal therapy to save a severely decayed tooth, holistic dentists may not recommend root canals, as they can have adverse health effects in the long run. Dr. Molayem performs MTA pulp therapy as a safer alternative.

Porcelain and Zirconia Implants

With modern dental technology, Pasadena Smile Center can help restore missing teeth with porcelain and zirconia implants. Porcelain and zirconia implants offer a structure that functions and looks like a normal, healthy tooth. Durability, corrosion-resistance and a faster treatment time, are just a few of the many benefits involved with this procedure.

How it works is once the root is fully joined into the bone structure in the jaw, the porcelain tooth is added to the replacement root. The substance that the implant itself is made from can be titanium or zirconia. After an individual evaluation, we will be able to determine which substance to use for your specific implant. Learn more today about porcelain and zirconia implants.

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