Holistic dentistry focuses on oral health in connection with overall well-being, considering the body as a whole system for treatment.

At Bangalow holistic dentist

In order to keep up-to-date and to always provide you with the safest, most effective, biological dental treatments and biocompatible products available, we are members of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).

Are you aware that mercury, fluoride and untreated gum disease can pose risks to your health?

Please go to the IAOMT website and learn about these matters in their science-based position papers which are heavily researched and cited.

Mercury Amalgam Filling Removals

At Bangalow Holistic Dentist we use rigorous safety measures when removing mercury amalgam fillings. To protect you and to protect the environment, we are SMART certified (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique), adhering to the highest standard given by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

As a pioneer of holistic dentistry, Dr Cluer has not placed a mercury amalgam filling in a tooth for nearly 30 years. If you have silver fillings in your teeth, they will be mercury amalgam, which means approximately 50% mercury combined with other metals. Sometimes they’re hidden beneath crowns.

At your request, we can remove your mercury fillings and replace them with biocompatible, tooth-coloured, composite fillings or ceramic restorations, or provide you with other options if applicable.

If you’re considering mercury amalgam removals, book in for an initial consultation, at which time we’ll discuss diet, nutritional support, and the sequence and timing of removal for each tooth. Please remember, the removal of mercury amalgam fillings is a specialised field which requires highly protective measures and nutritional support for your body. Choose your dentist wisely.

Gum disease

Gum disease affects 60 – 70% of the adult population. It is an infectious disease, initially caused by a build-up of plaque. The infective pathogens include bacteria, parasites and funguses.

Gum disease is the early stage of gum disease, in which there is reddening and bleeding of the gums. This can usually be reversed with daily brushing (using correct technique and product with 1% hydrogen peroxide), flossing, and a professional clean with our dentist or dental hygienist.

If gum disease is left untreated, it can lead to a more severe form of gum disease called Periodontitis. The gum pulls away from the tooth and forms a space known as a “periodontal pocket”. In an even more advanced form, teeth can move, or you could lose a tooth.

If you are clinically diagnosed with periodontal disease, we will offer you a microbiological analysis using a phase contrast microscope. Our treatment aims to eliminate the pathogens over a 4 – 6 months period of monthly visits to the dentist. When there’s enough structural support, and if the tooth hasn’t been damaged by root planing, this method, called the Bonner Method, has a 96% success rate.