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What is Integrative Dentistry?

A little of this & a little of that — the CHOICE is yours

Asking questions and seeking answers

There’s no quick and easy way to explain what integrative dentistry really means. It’s not a specific treatment or methodology. It’s more like a holistic philosophy we apply to everything we do at our practice.

Working together with an open mind, we’ll search for the truth we need to make the best choice for your health and wellness:

  • Should mercury amalgam fillings be removed? If so, how can we do so safely?
  • What products and chemicals should we be putting in our bodies?
  • Is a root canal always the best option for everyone?
  • What can we do that other dentists may overlook, ignore, or outright reject?
  • Integrative dentistry is a unique way of approaching an age-old challenge: How can you live a healthy and happy life?
  • What effect do oral bacteria have on your health and wellness?
  • How can we treat TMJ pain without surgery?
  • What causes headaches and migraines and how may we prevent them?
  • How worried should we be about root canal toxicity?

There’s no black and white answer. It’s all about finding a path that’s right for you.

Dentistry is a spectrum

Traditional dentistry
Most widely practiced. Many treatments have stood the test of time, others with questionable motives. Slow to embrace new ideas. They may treat symptoms without resolving underlying causes. But let’s not throw out the baby with the bathwater!

Holistic & biologic
New concerns about traditional protocols, remembering age-old remedies that work, emphasizing a whole-body approach. Who doesn’t need a little of this in their treatment decision?

Makes the decision yours. Takes the best of the available technologies, emphasizes biocompatibility, always considers the oral-systemic connection, and your whole body health, Voila— the best solution for you.

That’s right, at Choices in Dentistry you are in control. We will work with you and help you understand your options, but ultimately the choice is yours.

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Just switched to this practice…10/10 for office environment, updated technology and processes, staff knowledge and demeanor, and efficiency.

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Our practice

We know our approach to integrative dentistry is right for you! Schedule an appointment. Meet with an integrative dentistry specialist and talk about your health. We’ll even do a free microscopic analysis of your mouth while you’re here.

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Selected integrative dental services

Sparing use of digital x-rays
Digital x-rays are high-tech, fast, and use a fraction of the radiation of traditional films. But we don’t take too many! X-rays don’t always tell the whole story, so we only recommend them when we are confident they will provide valuable information.

All-natural ozone therapy
A powerful and natural oxidant, ozone can be used to greatly reduce the risk of infection and contamination during dental procedures. Applied before treatment, ozone creates a sterile environment in your mouth without medicine or antibiotics.

S.M.A.R.T. mercury removal
Mercury is a known toxin, so of course we don’t use it! But what if you want to go further and remove the ones you have? We are trained to safely remove them using the S.M.A.R.T. protocol. Specialized equipment prevents toxic mercury from entering your body and contaminating our office’s atmosphere.

Myofunctional Therapy
Myofunctional therapy focuses on exercises that correct these dysfunctions. Our holistic dentist will guide you through targeted activities that strengthen the oral and facial muscles, promoting better health and preventing future issues.

Functional Dentistry
Functional dentistry focuses on the connection between oral health and overall wellness. By addressing the root causes of dental issues, it improves not just your smile, but your sleep, breathing, and overall health.”

Insurance, financing, and payment options

You are our priority, not your insurance

At Choices in Dentistry, we don’t let insurance companies set our standards of care. We are not contracted to any insurance provider, but we will gladly process all claims with your insurance company!

You have options!

Don’t have dental insurance? Don’t love your dental insurance? You have a CHOICE!

We want to make your experience better so you can worry less about paying for your treatment. You’ll be able to focus on making the right CHOICE for your health.


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Office Information

Monday : 10am - 6pm
Tuesday : 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday : 8am - 4pm
Thursday : 8am - 4pm
Friday : 8am - 3pm
Saturday & Sunday : Closed

(312) 368-8771

25 E. Washington Street
Suite 1101
Chicago, IL 60602
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Make the right choice

Schedule your new patient appointment today and see what integrative dentistry is all about. Start on the path to lifelong dental health and wellness.

Are you interested in a second opinion? Call our office (312) 368-8771.