Fortunately, there are options, but it can be tricky finding a dentist that is fully familiar with alternative types of dentistry, such as minimally invasive dentistry and biomimetic dentistry – the latter of which means ‘mimicking nature,’ and involves using tooth restorations and techniques that imitate natural teeth, both in appearance and function.
Both of these are covered in Carol Vander Stoep’s book, Mouth Matters. Carol has been a dental hygienist for 25 years.
She chose a career in dental hygiene over dentistry because she valued prevention over repair, and her book can be a valuable resource for lay-persons and dentists alike. It discusses whole body health from a dental perspective, along with advanced forms of dental diagnosis and treatment that we should all be requesting from our dentists.