Oral health is the gateway to your body and affects your overall health and wellbeing. Holistic dentistry embraces this and encompasses natural, biological, and biocompatible dentistry, all of which are included in your Nova Healthcare plan. Holistic dentistry focuses on your mouth and how your oral health impacts your body and total health. Treatment with a holistic dentist takes into consideration your diet, digestive health, and the elimination of toxins in the prevention of disease.
Left untreated, tooth decay and bleeding gums can lead to bone infection and has been linked to increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey, gum disease is a significant risk factor for blood vessel disorders that impact the arteries supplying oxygen to the brain, causing strokes.
Instead of focusing on simply treating tooth decay and cosmetic procedures, holistic dentists strive to improve total health using nontoxic materials and natural remedies whenever possible. X-rays, antibiotics, and harsh chemicals are avoided, and fillings are often resin based.
Nova Pathfinder Limited Healthcare covers integrative biological or holistic dentistry as well as visits to traditional dentists. As a member of Nova Pathfinder healthcare, you will receive reimbursement of $1000 per benefit period for dental care.
Your dental benefits include:
- Comprehensive dental exams
- Transilluminator or laser decay detection
- Panoramic X-ray
- Intra-oral X-rays, as needed
- Adult or child prophy
- Scaling and root planning
- Amalgam removal