“How fortunate for the chemically sensitive patients that there is a proven material used throughout the ages of dentistry that is highly bio-compatible: Gold.”
Dr. Farnum has successfully treated many patients with chemical sensitivities and allergies who come to him looking for alternatives to commonly used dental materials. His patients have found his approach to dentistry, use of bio-compatible materials, and individualized treatment plans to be respectful and effective.
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, materials degrade and are released into the system where problems can develop, especially for the chemically sensitive individual. 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.
All of the dental materials and preparations Dr. Farnum uses are ADA certified and are elected for their high quality and bio-compatibility. Dr. Farnum strives to limit exposures to potential toxins in the office environment as well, being mindful of all office and cleaning supplies as potential incitants. Even individuals with chemical sensitivities are typically comfortable with the materials and applications used in the office.