Serving the Greater Los Angeles Area
If your mouth isn’t healthy, then you’re not healthy.
Dr. Erwin and his team are dedicated to supporting your overall health and wellness through integrative, biological dentistry.
Our holistic dental office has operated in Los Angeles since 1967.
We are fluoride-free, mercury-free, and mercury-safe. When teeth must be repaired or restored, we use only biocompatible materials. We take x-rays only when needed and use digital imaging only, reducing your radiation exposure by as much as 90%.
These measures are crucial to your overall health. In practicing holistic, biological dentistry, we understand that everything a dentist does to your mouth can have repercussions through your whole body.
So we also offer services to support your overall health through the holistic dental care we provide. These include bioenergetics evaluations, energy balancing, and nutritional testing and balancing.
“Holistic dentistry” means we are concerned with your health as a unified being, body, mind, and spirit (and mouth!).
“Biological dentistry” means that our approach honors the body’s self-healing mechanisms. Rather than try to force results from the outside, we favor giving the body what it needs to heal and thrive as it was designed to do.
So on the one hand, we provide modern, state-of-the-art clinical dentistry – to repair or replace teeth, or to restore natural function – while also drawing on the wisdom of traditional healing practices. These include Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, body work, and more.
This approach is so unique, patients often come to us from far beyond the Glendale/Pasadena/Burbank/Los Angeles population we primarily serve – even beyond Southern California as a whole.
Though there are many durable, functional materials available today for restoring teeth, about half of all dentists still use materials and methods that date back to the 19th century. “Silver” amalgam fillings are actually 50% mercury, and mercury is a potent neurotoxin. Many people with a mouthful of amalgams can become very sick over time.
Health problems linked to mercury fillings include autoimmune disorders, mood disorders, cognitive problems, neurological issues, and more.
If mercury fillings are causing problems for you, we can safely remove and replace them. We offer several types of biocompatibility testing to ensure that we don’t replace those fillings with other material you may be reactive to. We follow strict safety protocols when removing amalgams, as well as detoxification support afterwards.
We are happy to consult with your treating physicians or other healers to coordinate your care for optimal results.
Most people are rather passive about their health, only “doing something about it” when they get sick. Otherwise, they just go on living their lives without much thought about how they treat their bodies – how they use them, how they feed them, how they tend to their needs.
And when something does go wrong, they expect the dentist or doctor to do the work for them: “Here, Doc: You make it better.”
Taking a natural, holistic approach to your health means accepting your role as author of your own health and well-being. YOU make the choices that align with your needs, goals, desires, and values. We give you information. We provide treatments. But YOU are the one to decide how to act on that information and which treatments to pursue (including no treatment at all). YOU are the one whose choices will guide the results you achieve.
YOU are in the driver’s seat.
One other service we provide to support you in that role of author of your own health and well-being is education. After all, you can’t make an informed decision without information, and considering the wealth of information that is available today, each of us can use some help in sifting through and making sense of it all.
Interestingly, the word “doctor” comes from the Latin word meaning “to teach.”
So we give you the info you need to make informed choices about your health – both here in the office, as well as through outlets such as our blog and our social media pages. Knowledge, as they say, is power, and we want you to be as empowered as possible.
Staying naturally healthy in Los Angeles can be a challenge. From the fast pace of daily life to the smog that gathers in our valleys to the noise crashing through any quiet place to the concrete and steel eating up any green space, it takes commitment to counteract all that and consistently support your body’s needs in healthful ways.
It helps to have someone on your side, cheering you on and supporting you in your quest for optimal health, oral and systemic alike. We’d be honored to provide that support to you here in our office in Glendale, conveniently located off the 134, minutes from downtown.