Dr. Farnum’s dedication to Biological Dentistry comes from experiencing firsthand the benefits this practice offers to his patients. It makes sense to only use materials that are biologically compatible and biochemically non-reactive. Dr. Farnum considers all dental materials placed in the teeth to be the equivalent of time release drugs, and is concerned about the effects this can have on whole-body health. Over time, these materials degrade and are released into the system where problems can develop. Dr. Farnum strives to use bio-compatible materials that minimize these problems. His understanding and consideration toward chemical sensitivities, allergies, and concerns about toxins make him a unique doctor in the dental field.
Biological Dentistry is based on the concept that oral health and whole-body health are inextricably related; a healthy mouth supports a healthy body. Therefore, as Biological Dentists,
"We use the highest quality materials and safest, most effective methods to offer patients the greatest opportunity for oral and overall health.”
Biological Dentistry means using effective, proven techniques and the fewest, most bio-compatible (biologically safer) materials possible. Dr. Farnum has found that using bio-compatible, biologically safe*, long-lasting materials for restoration and reconstruction offers patients the best opportunity for lifelong dental health. Thanks to this approach and Dr. Farnum's high level of skill, his patients have few recurring decay problems and enjoy the benefits of high-quality dental work. As a Biological Dentist, Dr Farnum:
Our patients set high standards for the health and well-being of themselves and their families. They are educated about the potential health risks associated with some commonly used dental materials. Patients seek out Dr. Farnum’s expertise not only in contemporary dentistry, but his mastery in mercury-free, and biological dentistry, practices they know take their whole-body health into account.
Dr. Farnum understands that dental materials can have an impact on the overall health of the patient. He is passionate about providing his patients with healthier alternatives to some commonly used dental materials. Through years of practice, he has witnessed the significant benefits that gold and porcelain restorations offer. He is one of the few dentists that offers expert gold and porcelain restoration.
Some people may be looking for a naturopathic dentist, holistic dentist, or alternative dentist. There is a professional association of dentists that are concerned about whole body health and they prefer the term Biological Dentist. As a Biological Dentist, Dr. Farnum’s philosophy and approach typically meet the concerns of patients searching for these alternatives. Dr. Farnum’s knows that oral health and whole-body health are inextricably related; a healthy mouth supports a healthy body.