HOLISTIC DENTAL WELLNESS CARE
YOU YOU ARE MORE THAN THE SUM OF YOUR PARTS
Oral health is not limited to your mouth. Dr. Kaur, Dr. Petersen, and the TKDDS Team see you as a whole person enlisting your body, mind, and spirit to the care and maintenance of your mouth. At TKDDS, we use natural therapies where possible and develop individualized dental procedures and protocols for each of our patients. Dr. Kaur, Dr. Petersen, and the TKDDS Team provide exceptional dental wellness care by offering innovative perspectives which assist you in upgrading your overall health and well-being. We are committed to providing holistic wellness dental care to transform your dental experiences into opportunities for enhanced health, self rejuvenation, and healing. When your mouth is healthy,
YOU are healthy.
GREEN IS OUR FAVORITE COLOR
Dr. Kaur, Dr. Petersen, and the TKDDS Team maintain a holistic relationship between ecology and economy by taking a sustainable approach to dentistry. At TKDDS, we incorporate ecologically sustainable materials and procedures which reduce the impact of dentistry on the environment, as well as protecting our patients from toxic materials.
MERCURY AND METAL FREE DENTISTRY
FREE YOUR BODY FROM TOXIC BURDEN
A dental mercury amalgam filling (silver filling) consists of over 50% mercury, approximately 30% silver, and lesser amounts of copper and tin. The mercury component of the dental mercury amalgam filling has been scientifically demonstrated to be more toxic than lead, cadmium or arsenic. Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive substance known to man.
Our dental metal removal program is designed to safely remove potentially toxic dental metals including mercury amalgam, crowns, and bridges which may be biologically incompatible. Dr. Kaur and Dr. Petersen (both SMART Certified dentists) employ multiple methods to keep you comfortable and safe from the toxic by-products generated during the metal removal process.
Patient centered dental care is founded on the individuality of each patient’s needs. Dr. Kaur, Dr. Petersen, and the TKDDS Team recognize that not all dental materials are compatible with every person. Biocompatibility testing of dental materials can be performed to determine which dental materials are safe for you, your immune system, and your overall well-being.
RESPECTING THE WHOLE BODY
Dr. Kaur, Dr. Petersen, and the TKDDS Team do not promote the use of fluoride containing dental products or in-office fluoride treatments to prevent tooth decay. Current science illuminates the potential detrimental effects fluoride may have on your body as a whole, which is substantial and warrants concern. Health risks which have been scientifically linked to fluoride toxicity include cognitive defects, lower IQ, neurotoxic effects including ADHD, osteoarthritis, osteosarcoma, skeletal fluorosis, dental fluorosis, and thyroid dysfunction. For more information on the science of fluoride toxicity, click here.
At TKDDS, we believe proper nutrition is the foundation for all health, including dental and oral health. In addition, dental hygiene practices such as brushing, flossing, and oral irrigation are also necessary. Above and beyond that, there are dental products that can assist in cavity prevention and gum health. Our office advocates for oral health products which are natural alternatives to conventional fluoride containing products. At TKDDS, you can find many products which provide excellent cavity prevention and fuel regeneration of the tooth structure. We also provide great recipes for organic, all natural, eco-friendly toothpastes and mouth rinses which you can make at home. Ask us about your options for natural fluoride-free dental products, we would love to discuss which one might be right for you!
LOVING AND CARING FOR YOU
YOU ARE SAFE HERE
Dental fear and anxiety is real and it prevents thousands of people from seeking routine care every year. Dr. Kaur, Dr. Petersen, and the TKDDS Team understand the stress which can accompany a visit to the dental office and provide natural alternatives to sedation dentistry. Our team will do everything possible to create a positive, comfortable dental experience for you. We offer many relaxation services to help you feel totally at ease: soft blankets, memory foam pillows, noise cancelling headphones, intentional clinic design (feng shui), moisturizing non-petroleum based lip balm, gentle mouth props to relieve jaw stress, calming flower essences, soothing essential oils, selenite wands, weighted blankets, post-treatment homeopathic remedies, medical grade oxygen, and nitrous oxide. It is our number one priority to help you feel safe, comfortable, and loved while in our care.
KIND WORDS FROM THE TKDDS FAMILY!
“I was so impressed that after our long 2.5 hr dental appointment for making two new crown impressions, you sent me to the dental lab the following day in St Louis Park for a color consult and photo op so my new crowns had the best chance of matching the other teeth. It was great to learn about the behind the scenes of making new teeth for the community of dentists.”
KIND WORDS FROM TKDDS FAMILY
“Tara Kaur‘s dental office offers the best of holistic dentistry in the Twin Cities. The caring and attentiveness of all staff truly let’s you know that they are listening to their clients, an important part of holistic health care. All this is done along with state of the art dental technology and professionals who continue to stay on the cutting edge of new developments in holistic dental care. They do put a smile on your face!”