Holistic Dentistry

What is Holistic Dentistry?  Think of it as “whole body dentistry”. 

At the Claremont Dental Institute, we view Holistic Dentistry as an approach or mindset, where we believe that every procedure that we do (or don’t do) can have a profound effect on other parts of your body. 

With our advanced training and emphasis on your total health, Claremont Dental Institute takes a unique Whole Body approach to oral health care; combining sound dental science and technical experience with a deep concern for her patients' emotional well-being and comfort.

Amalgam Mercury Safe Filing Removal

mercury safe

Amalgam fillings contain mercury, a toxic substance that can have far reaching effects on your health, especially over time. In addition to causing problems in the body, the vapors from mercury are often described as poisonous gas.

Claremont Dental Institute is aware that mercury vapor and dental infections can have a negative impact on overall health. Because of this concern, we focus on patient education and strive to remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in a safe way.  

To accomplish this, we utilize safe & proven removal protocols based on recommendations of the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentistry (IAMSD), the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), and other prominent biological and holistic dental organizations. 

“Amazingly, 72% of those surveyed in the US did not know that silver fillings contain mercury and when they do find out, 92% of the respondents would have wanted to know about the possible mercury issues when the silver fillings were first placed. We can help you get rid of the toxins in your mouth with safe amalgam filing removal."
—Dr. Steve Fountain

TMJ Relief

The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a localized pain disorder called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.

Symptoms of TMJ include jaw clicking, jaw locking, radiating jaw pain, migraine headaches, and other symptoms including neck pain and back pain could be related to the jaw.

TMJ sufferers often remark that stressful times increase TMJ symptoms. Bruxism (teeth grinding) and clenching can aggravate TMJ pain.

Many grind their teeth subconsciously when stressed and / or do it in their sleep. You don’t have to suffer needlessly. TMJ treatment and relief is available.

With advances in modern dental technology, we are able to create a bite stabilization device to help relieve your TMJ-related pain. 

This type of oral appliance is often worn at night to separate jaw arches and prevent patients from grinding their teeth. When combined with other at-home remedies that include stress management, relaxation techniques ,and the development of a soft-foods diet, we help patients regain full oral function. 

“When it comes to TMJ treatment, the importance of early treatment cannot be overstated. The condition can advance in stages and get progressively worse. Successful treatment results can be the end to the cycle of pain."
—Dr. Steve Fountain



Strong, healthy teeth is part our your overall health. We want you to enjoy a beautiful smile and a healthy mouth.

Call 909-625-4101 today to schedule an appointment with our biological dentist at our Claremont, CA office.