From FAQs to pre-treatment forms, this is where you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your initial consultation with BioDentist.
We’ve done our best to answer a range of commonly asked questions we’ve received over the years, but this is far from an exhaustive list. If you ever have any concerns or questions about your treatment, our philosophy, or biological dentistry in general, we’re here to help. One of the things that makes BioDentist so unique is our dedication to patient education. Visit the forms section for the full suite of documents you’ll need for your initial visit. And make sure to check out Dr. John’s blog to stay enlightened to one of today’s leading voices in biological dentistry and whole body vitality. Prepare yourself for a collaborative, holistic journey that delivers oral vitality for life.
We don’t take health insurance, and here’s why.
At BioDentist, we answer only to our patients’ needs. We are innovators and pioneers, constantly exploring new techniques and technology. And we refuse to put ourselves in a situation where our ability to provide the best possible biological dental care is compromised because of limitations with your insurance. For us, your health, happiness and vitality is worth so much more.
Some patients might question whether they can afford to pay for dental care without dental insurance. We would ask how you can possibly afford not to. Of course, all our services are HSA-eligible and we’re always here to help you explore a variety of ways that others have financed their BioDentist experience. Give us a call and let’s discuss your payment options today.
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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Is the BioDentist dental practice environmentally friendly and sustainable?
Just as we are fully committed to providing our patients with the safest, most effective biological dentistry treatments available on the planet, we are also committed to doing our part to be responsible caretakers of the world around us. Our dental office is unparalleled in its investment in advanced filter technology, treating water both coming in and out of our dental practice. We follow the strictest protocols regarding the disposal of dangerous metals, and our best practices are second-to-none in the industry. Stop by and take a tour of our office and see why BioDentist is unique in the nation when it comes to encouraging vitality in our patients, our environment, and the world around us.
What’s wrong with the tried and true traditional approach to healthcare?
The US healthcare system is broken, and it’s taking our health down with it. Despite spending more on healthcare than any other country, we rank 72nd in overall health and our healthcare system performance ranks 37th among WHO member nations. Meanwhile, the CDC states that 70% of US deaths are the result of preventable chronic diseases that find their roots in oral health. Yet conventional dentists continue to take a “one-tooth approach”, using poisonous metals, employing outdated, dangerous and unnecessary procedures and overprescribing drugs and antibiotics, ultimately doing more harm than good. And conventional doctors continue to act as if oral health exists in a vacuum, completely distinct and independent from the rest of the body.
My dentist says I need a root canal. What should I do?
You should educate yourself to the realities of what a root canal actually is, what it does to both the biology and biochemistry of your mouth and the rest of your body, and what dangers it might pose for your long-term health. At BioDentist, we believe strongly in keeping the tooth alive. We also strongly recommend against root canals and refuse to perform them on our patients for a variety of reasons. The primary issue is that once a tooth’s roots have been drilled out and filled, the now dead tooth structure acts as a breeding ground for toxins, decay and infection. Because the tooth is cut off from the rest of the body, antibiotics are unable to get inside the tooth, and your body loses any ability to fight against infection. Unfortunately, this festering vacuum of bone structure is still in your mouth, impacting every system in your body and acting as a direct cause of a wide range of chronic disease and malaise. Schedule a BioDentist consultation and let us share some of the facts regarding root canals, and explore healthier options aimed at rehabilitating the tooth and revitalizing your entire mouth and every aspect of your life.
I have old silver amalgam fillings. Are they still safe?
Unfortunately, silver amalgam fillings have never been safe. Mercury, the primary ingredient that makes up these dangerous fillings, is actually the most toxic, non-radioactive, naturally-occurring substance on our planet. It has been conclusively shown that mercury gas leaks out of these fillings, funneling directly into the rest of your body through your lungs, saliva or directly into your oral tissue into the rest of your body. And dentists using mercury amalgam fillings are today’s leading source of mercury in America’s wastewater that is entering publicly-owned treatment works. Once there, dental mercury converts to methylmercury, a highly toxic form of mercury known to be hazardous to brain and nervous system function, particularly in fetuses and young children. So it’s not just dangerous to the patient, it’s bad for everyone else on the planet too.
I grind my teeth at night. Is there anything you can do to help?
BioDentist professionals are experts in bioesthetic dentistry, which seeks to find balance and alignment across all your teeth, jaws and supporting muscles. The best thing that most traditional dentists can offer you for teeth-grinding are night guards. These guards are simply designed to help minimize damage caused by grinding, but they do nothing to actually stop the grinding itself. Unfortunately, grinding your teeth is also the source of symptoms like muscle tightness, headaches, earaches, chronic facial pain and TMJ trauma. Bioesthetics is a longer-term treatment strategy that goes straight to the core of the issue, which is a misalignment that exists within your chewing system. Rather than just minimize the damage resulting from the symptoms of teeth grinding, the experts at BioDentist help you cultivate a healthy bite, which will ultimately lead to a healthier you. You’ll sleep better, feel better and look better.
Do you use fluoride in your treatment plan?
We do not advocate the use of fluoride as a method of preventing tooth decay. There’s a lot of debate around the subject, we encourage our patients to do their own research and can provide you with plenty of links and documentation that go into the details regarding both sides of the argument. Based on our team’s decades of experience in the biological dental field, we believe that healthy teeth do not require fluoride and the potential danger this mineral poses to your whole-body health means that any potential benefits of fluoride are far outweighed by the potential negative impact on your wellness as a whole.
Is there really a connection between my mouth and my body?
For too long, oral health has been treated as something distinctly separate from the rest of your body. Yet, as the gateway to everything that follows, your mouth is actually the starting point for whole body health and vitality. Heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes—according to a recent study by the CDC, all of these chronic conditions find their roots in your oral cavity. Yet conventional dentists refuse to make the connection, and it’s not even the dentist’s fault. Their misinformation is sourced from the nation’s best dental schools and further propagated by an insurance-driven healthcare system that, despite clear evidence, stubbornly maintains a distinct disconnection between oral and systemic health. BioDentist is ready to change that paradigm with a practice-wide focus on the mouth-body connection.
What is the “one-tooth approach”?
Conventional dentists are classically trained to be tooth mechanics. Fixing individual teeth like they’re changing brake pads on a car, then sending patients on their way and quickly processing the insurance payments. Not only are the teeth often treated as if they are isolated from each other, the mouth is treated as if its completely disconnected from the rest of the body. This short-sighted, myopic approach to dental care is fundamentally broken, and the dysfunction is certainly not limited to conventional dentists. Many doctors are guilty of the same thing, suppressing symptoms through a wide range of prescriptions or unnecessary procedures, which lead to more symptoms that need additional prescriptions or procedures. This vicious cycle is not only exorbitantly expensive and massively inefficient, it does more harm than good for the people who are the intended beneficiaries of all this medical expertise.
Dr. John was so thoughtful in answering my dozens of questions and making me feel comfortable.C.M.
The level of skills and integration of treatments at BioDentist is quite unusual and remarkably refined.W.C.
To state the obvious: Dr. Augspurger is an excellent dentist with outstanding convictions and one-of-a-kind treatments.J.A.
The experience reminds me of being with family and close friends. You feel good emotionally and physically after your visit.W.C.
The dental hygienist was amazing and super informative. I would rate it as the BEST hygiene appointment I have experienced!!T.J.
We learned more on this dental visit than on any other dental experience prior. Dr. John went above and beyond, answering questions with a wealth of knowledge.A.A.