We take the dread out of dental work .
For many people, thoughts of seeing “The Dentist” can be unnerving. We know it doesn’t have to be that way. That’s why we’ve created a mellow, comfortable, spa-like environment for our patients. We aim to make each visit as relaxed and stress-free as possible.
When it comes to dentistry, less is more.
Each of your teeth is a vital, living organ. The more “work” that’s done to them, the more trauma – and the weaker they become. That’s why we practice minimally invasive dentistry, where the drill is a last resort if gentler alternative therapies aren’t enough. Once natural tooth structure is gone, it’s gone. We want you to keep as much of yours as long as possible. This is why we focus heavily on prevention – and finding the source of any disease or dysfunction so we can address both cause and symptoms.
We know that your teeth are connected to the rest of your body.
Dental conditions can have a big impact on your overall health and well-being. With every procedure, we consider its potential effect on the rest of your body. It’s why we encourage biocompatibility testing of dental materials and will not use known neurotoxins such as mercury amalgam to repair decayed or damaged teeth. It’s why we use tools such as pathogen testing, to provide more specific, targeted treatment of gum disease – a condition linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. We don’t just look at teeth. We look at the big picture.
You deserve to be treated in a healthy environment.
Not only are we a mercury-free office, we are mercury-safe, meeting or exceeding IAOMT standards for the safe removal of amalgam. We are also fluoride-free and dedicated to maintaining an office that is both patient-friendly and planet-friendly. Most of the materials used in our building are recycled products. We try to be as paper-free as possible and minimize use of harsh chemicals for lab and cleaning processes . We even have our own organic, edible garden and compost on site, and keep an outdoor waiting area under the redwoods.
We treat causes, not symptoms; work with the body, not against it.
We combine the best of modern science and clinical practice with traditional, holistic healingmethods, providing a truly transformative kind of dental care. And as Dr. Taylor is a constant student, she is continually refining and adding to her knowledge and skill toward her goal of helping you achieve optimal oral and systemic health.
You are in charge.
We aim to provide you with the information you need to make the best and most informed choices about your oral health care. This includes both conventional and biological options – and the option of doing nothing at all. Only you can decide which treatment path makes most sense with respect to your needs, values, resources and beliefs. We would be honored to be a help to you along the path you ultimately choose.