My Smile Health Centre

Health Focused • Holistic Approach

My Smile Health Dental

Health Focused • Holistic Approach

Enhance your quality of life with a holistic approach to dentistry, right here in Burnaby BC


Are you looking for a holistic dentist in Burnaby, BC? 

Dr. Ivy Yu at My Smile Health Centre, conveniently located near Lougheed Plaza Shopping Mall, provides comprehensive holistic dental care that prioritizes your overall well-being. In this informative Q&A-style blog article, we’ll delve into the world of holistic dentistry, address common misconceptions, highlight the unique offerings of My Smile Health Dental Centre, and provide insights into some of the holistic dental treatments available. Let’s explore the benefits of holistic dentistry and why it may be the right choice for you.


What exactly is holistic dentistry, and how is it different from traditional dentistry?


Holistic Dentistry is often misunderstood as a vague or alternative approach that disregards traditional dental treatments. In reality, it is grounded in a comprehensive approach to well-being. Holistic Dentistry recognizes that oral health is interconnected with your overall health, and it seeks to optimize both aspects of your well-being. It is not about some dental “voodoo”, pills, herbs, or innovative massage therapies; it’s about embracing a holistic philosophy that treats you as a whole person.


Holistic dentists like Dr. Ivy Yu take into consideration not only your dental issues but also examines the root causes of disease by considering your lifestyle, diet, physical and emotional health. This approach ensures that your oral health is considered within the context of your overall health, making it suitable for anyone looking to prioritize their well-being.


What holistic treatments and services does My Smile Health Dental Centre offer?


My Smile Health Dental Office stands out as a beacon of holistic dental care in Burnaby, BC. We apply an integrative, holistic, and systemic approach to dental care. Below are some of our holistic dental services:


  1. Preventative Dental Hygiene: Our emphasis on prevention includes regular check-ups, cleanings, and patient education on proper oral care practices. Early identification and intervention can help you avoid more extensive and invasive treatments in the future.
  2. Dental Biopsies: When necessary, we perform dental biopsies to diagnose oral abnormalities or suspicious lesions promptly. Early detection is vital for effective treatment.
  3. Laser Assisted Periodontal Disease Treatment: We prioritize the treatment of gum disease (periodontal disease), as it can have far-reaching effects on overall health, including contributing to heart disease and diabetes.
  4. Oral DNA Saliva Testing: Our innovative oral DNA saliva testing allows for the early detection of oral pathogens, enabling personalized care plans and targeted treatment.
  5. Oral Cancer Screening: We conduct thorough oral cancer screenings during routine check-ups to catch any signs of this serious condition at an early, treatable stage.
  6. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy: This therapy focuses on improving tongue and facial muscle function, addressing issues like tongue-tie, speech problems, and improper swallowing patterns that can affect oral and overall health.
  7. Mercury-Free Fillings: We avoid using mercury amalgam fillings and opt for safe and biocompatible materials, eliminating potential health risks associated with mercury exposure.
  8. Preserving Root Canal Treatment: Our advanced techniques focus on preserving the natural tooth structure and function whenever possible, ensuring that you maintain your smile’s integrity.
  9. Frenectomy: This procedure is offered to address issues like tongue-tie or lip-tie, which can affect speech, eating, and overall oral health.
  10. TMJ Pain Care: Our holistic approach extends to addressing Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain, ensuring you find relief from this often debilitating condition.
  11. Sleep Apnea Treatment: We provide effective solutions to address snoring and sleep apnea, contributing to better sleep and overall health.


Is holistic dentistry safe and effective?
 Yes, at My Smile Health Dental Centre, we prioritize the use of natural and biocompatible materials in our treatments. We understand that the materials used in dental procedures can significantly impact your overall health. E.G: By using mercury-free fillings and other safe alternatives, we ensure that your dental care aligns with our holistic approach and promotes your overall well-being.
Is Holistic Dentistry more expensive than traditional dentistry?
No, holistic dentistry at My Smile Health Dental Centre is aligned with the provincial dental care rates, ensuring that you won’t pay more than anywhere else in BC for your dental needs. Our commitment to providing holistic care does not come at a premium price, making it accessible to all who seek a comprehensive approach to dental health.


Can I enhance my quality of life with a holistic approach to dentistry, right here in Burnaby BC?


Dr. Ivy Yu:
“Yes you can. Holistic dentistry at My Smile Health Dental Practice in Burnaby, BC, could be your pathway to comprehensive oral care that considers your overall well-being. We embrace a natural and holistic philosophy, ensuring that your oral health is treated within the broader context of your general health. Whether you’re in need of preventative care, treatment for specific conditions, or simply seeking a more holistic approach to dentistry, we are here to serve you.”


Enhance your quality of life


Experience the difference that holistic dentistry can make, and schedule an appointment with My Smile Health Centre today!