Biological hygiene represents a paradigm shift in oral health care. It extends beyond traditional dental cleaning. Biological dental cleaning includes the health and balance of the oral microbiome - the community of microorganisms living in the mouth. This approach recognizes that a healthy mouth is not merely about removing dental plaque but also about maintaining a balanced ecosystem where beneficial bacteria thrive.
Traditional oral hygiene primarily emphasizes mechanical cleaning – brushing, flossing, and using alcohol-based mouthwashes to eliminate bacteria and prevent dental diseases. This approach often targets all bacteria, both harmful and beneficial. In contrast, biological hygiene focuses on nurturing a healthy oral microbiome, understanding that not all bacteria are detrimental to oral health.
The oral microbiome is a complex community of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microorganisms. In a healthy mouth, these microorganisms exist in harmony, preventing the overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria and contributing to oral and overall health.
Adopting a biological approach can lead to a healthier oral microbiome, potentially reducing the risk of dental caries, gum disease, and other oral health issues. It also recognizes the link between oral health and overall health, contributing to more holistic well-being.
Biological hygiene represents an evolution in oral health care, focusing on the health of the entire oral ecosystem rather than just removing bacteria. By understanding and respecting the role of the oral microbiome, we can adopt a more holistic and effective approach to maintaining oral health.
At Seattle Dental Care, we focus on using safe, natural materials to promote a healthy smile and overall well-being. Our holistic dentists carefully evaluate each dental material to ensure they do not contain harmful or toxic substances to the body.