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Holistic Dental Care

Portland's Trusted Biological Dentist

Holistic dentistry at AAdvanced Dental focuses on the connection between your oral health and overall wellness. Our approach ensures that every treatment we provide is safe, non-toxic, and beneficial to your entire body. Discover how holistic dental care can enhance your health and well-being.

What is Holistic Dentistry?

Holistic dentistry, also known as biological dentistry, is an approach that recognizes the impact of oral health on the entire body. Unlike traditional dentistry, holistic dentistry uses biocompatible materials and focuses on overall health. At AAdvanced Dental, we ensure that our treatments support your body’s natural healing processes.

Our Approach to Holistic Dental Care

Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and her team at AAdvanced Dental are dedicated to providing holistic, mercury-free dental care. With advanced training and a focus on patient well-being, we offer a unique approach that prioritizes your overall health. 

Mercury-Safe Practices

Mercury-safe dentistry ensures that your dental treatments are free from the risks associated with mercury exposure. Dr. Shimanovsky is certified in the safe removal of mercury fillings.

Biocompatible Materials

We prioritize your overall well-being by using biocompatible dental materials in all our treatments, designed to work harmoniously with your body, minimizing any risk of adverse reactions.

Safe Digital X-Rays

Our commitment to your safety and health is reflected in our use of digital X-rays, which significantly reduce your exposure to radiation compared to traditional methods.

Mercury-Safe Dentistry at AAdvanced Dental

Mercury, a known neurotoxin, can pose serious health risks when used in dental ‘amalgam’ fillings. These fillings, often referred to as silver fillings, contain up to 50% mercury, which can be released as vapor and absorbed by the body. Exposure to mercury can impact your nervous, immune, and digestive systems, among others.

Mercury-Free Fillings

Choosing mercury-free fillings not only protects your health but also contributes to a safer planet. Experience the benefits of safe, effective, and environmentally-friendly fillings at AAdvanced Dental.

  • We opt for “non-metal,” tooth-colored filling materials.
  • These are chemically bonded, light-cured composite resin materials, containing a small amount of non-reactive metal oxides for X-ray visibility.
  • We choose hypo-allergenic materials with high wear resistance, ensuring optimal restorations.
  • For patients with increased sensitivity, we recommend the Clifford Compatibility Test to identify the most suitable materials, minimizing adverse reactions.
  • Dr. Shimanovsky carefully examines each patient’s condition to offer tailored solutions, considering both health and financial factors.

Mercury-Safe Amalgam Filling Removal

At AAdvanced Dental, we replace mercury amalgam fillings with biocompatible, non-toxic alternatives that are safe, durable, and aesthetically pleasing.

Safe Removal Protocols

We follow the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) protocols, recommended by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). These protocols include:

  • Oxygen Masks: Providing clean air for you to breathe during the procedure.
  • High-Volume Suction: Using specialized suction devices to capture mercury vapors and particles.
  • Air Filtration: Employing powerful air filtration systems to remove any airborne mercury.
  • Protective Barriers: Ensuring your safety with barriers to prevent mercury exposure.

Dr. Shimanovsky is certified in the safe removal of mercury fillings.
Dr. Shimanovsky is certified in the safe removal of mercury fillings.

Biocompatible Dental Materials
for Your Health

Biocompatible materials are substances that are non-toxic and compatible with your body’s tissues. They are chosen for their safety, durability, and ability to integrate seamlessly with your natural teeth. Common biocompatible materials include composite resins, porcelain, and ceramics.

Benefits of Biocompatible Materials

  • Non-Toxic: Free from harmful chemicals and metals, ensuring your safety.
  • Durable: Long-lasting and resistant to wear, providing reliable results.
  • Aesthetically Pleasing: Mimic the natural appearance of your teeth for a beautiful, seamless smile.
  • Minimized Allergic Reactions: Reduced risk of allergic responses and sensitivities.

Biocompatibility Testing for Personalized Care

We understand that every patient is unique. That’s why we offer biocompatibility testing to ensure the materials used are safe and suitable for your specific needs. This personalized approach helps us provide the best possible care for your dental and overall health.

Safe Digital X-Rays
at AAdvanced Dental

At AAdvanced Dental, we use advanced digital X-ray technology to provide you with the safest and most accurate diagnostic imaging available. Our commitment to your safety and health is reflected in our use of digital X-rays, which significantly reduce your exposure to radiation compared to traditional methods.

Why Choose Digital X-Rays?

  • Lower Radiation Exposure: Digital X-rays reduce radiation exposure by up to 90% compared to traditional film X-rays, making them safer for you.
  • Immediate Results: Digital images are available instantly, allowing for quicker diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • Enhanced Imaging: High-resolution images provide detailed views of your teeth and gums, enabling more precise detection of dental issues such as cavities, bone loss, and infections.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Digital X-rays eliminate the need for chemical processing, reducing environmental impact.
Voices of Confidence

Stories from Satisfied Patients

Cynthia H.

“I work hard to stay connected to Dr. Inna Shimanovsky. I think she is the best. I have been with her holistic practice for many years—and I push to get all of Oregon City treated by her!”

Pam L.

“I have severe dental anxiety. I was also worried about my amalgam fillings and the risks with removal, so I wanted a holistic dentist. I called AAdvanced Dental and they got me in the next day. I am very happy with the work, so I will be back!”

Wendi M.

“The only dentist I will ever go to. Dr Shimanovsky is the best! The team at AAdvanced Dental go above and beyond to make sure you feel comfortable and your smile is beautiful.”

Ready to experience the benefits of holistic dentistry?

Contact AAdvanced Dental today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Inna Shimanovsky. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal health and a beautiful smile.


Questions & Answers

Take the first step towards a healthier, mercury-free smile.

Opt for dental treatments that support your health. Contact us today to learn more about our holistic approach to dental care or schedule an appointment today.