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Total Health Dentistry - an introduction

Ep. 1 : Total Health Dentistry with Dr. Ali

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Dr. Ali

  • Featured in publications such as Alive Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and The Toronto Star
  • Sought by hundreds of Naturopathic Doctors across Ontario
  • Planning guest lectures on his approach to Total Health Dentistry along with world-renowned Dr. Thomas Rau MD.
Logos from publications featuring Dr. Ali Farahani: IAOMT, SMART, Toronto Star, Alive Magazine, Globe and Mail

Reviews for Dr. Ali

Robin Teeuwen
Robin Teeuwen
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I was very pleased with the facility, the staff, and most of all the opportunity to have a total dentistry approach available for my children. I felt immediately at home at the new facility and was able to have all three of my children there without issue. While I stayed and oversaw what one child was doing, the staff was excellent at helping with the other two. All three kids were made very comfortable. Thanks!
LaLa Dykstra
LaLa Dykstra
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The new office is beautiful! It is very family friendly and the staff are welcoming. Dr. Farahani is very patient, making him a great dentist for children. We love his holistic approach to dental health and feel lucky to have our family in his excellent care - I highly recommend Sante Family Dental.
Melanie Knights
Melanie Knights
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I loved the holistic approach, the facts on mercury and the damage caused by, and their want/need to make the whole process as comfortable as possible for you.
Monica Bellous
Monica Bellous
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Everyone was very professional and welcoming. Nothing was assumed, staff asked permission for xrays and treatments. They explained what they were doing and why. They were always able to answer questions, and if they couldn't, would find out the answer.
Anne Near
Anne Near
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I was very impressed with the holistic and thorough approach to my dental assessment and treatment plan. One of the most caring dentists and staff 🙂 Thank you!
Melissa M
Melissa M
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Awesome experience! They are so thorough and explain everything. Would recommend to anyone especially if you have kids!
Anna O'Malley
Anna O'Malley
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Amazing dental clinic! Wonderful with children, and a very caring and open approach overall.
Janice Moore
Janice Moore
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Sante Family Dental is wonderful. They are kind, wonderful people who made going to the dentist easy. I am so glad I am a patient
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Total Health Dentistry intro

In this premiere podcast episode Dr.Ali introduces the concept of Total Health Dentistry and what you can expect to learn in upcoming episodes…

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Intro:
In the first of its kind dentists-to-patient podcast, you’ll gain incredibly valuable insight into the mouth-body connection. You won’t hear any fluffy filler here. You’ll actually be able to connect the dots. Join us for a worthy jolt of insight on the Total Health Dentistry podcast with Dr. Ali.

Dr. Ali:
Hey, everyone. It’s Dr. Ali. In this episode, you’ll gain a worthy jolt of insight about Total Health Dentistry. Don’t know what that is? You’re not alone. We’ve all heard everything in your body is connected to everything else in your body, so your teeth and gum health is connected to your brain and heart health. Of course, it’s true, but that’s too vague. I want to uncover the details and fill in all the blanks.

I’d like to share with you how the idea of this podcast came about. On a daily basis, I was having these amazing conversations with my patients, talking about everything from teeth to toes, and I thought to myself, I’m sure thousands upon thousands of other people have the same questions and would love to be a fly on the wall and listen in. So the idea of the Total Health Dentistry podcast came about.

I’m Dr. Ali Farahani, a practicing dentist who has always wondered why something happens and what is the root cause of the issue. In 2006, I defined eco-friendly dentistry for the first time in dentistry, and in 2019, I’ve authored the definition of Total Health Dentistry.

I define Total Health Dentistry as understanding and treating what is going on in the body that may be making your dental health suffer, and at the same time understanding and treating what is going on in the mouth that may be making your body health suffer. It sounds complicated and it can be, so I’ve broken it down into the three pillars of Total Health Dentistry.

What are the three pillars of Total Health Dentistry? Well, it’s airway, nutrition, and structure, A-N-S. In the many episodes to come, we will continue to come back and re-examine these three pillars as a means of safeguarding one’s health.

Let’s start with the first one, airway. If there’s one coming tsunami of health awareness, it is about optimizing our airway. While it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out oxygen is critical to survival, until now we have just not appreciated just how vital optimum air is. As a listener to the Total Health Dentistry Podcast, I’m sure you’ll become an airway advocate by the end of all of this.

The second pillar is nutrition. How could something so basic be so confusing? Well, in addition to demystifying the various schools of thought in nutrition, you will gain a worthy jolt of insight for you and your loved ones about how and why nutrition can be what I call the ace of spades in the poker hand of the dicey environment we live in.

Third is structure, and by far, this is the black swan of the group, meaning very few people see structure as something to even entertain or discuss in terms of a total health context. So structure as an integral part of Total Health Dentistry gets very little love and very little airplay even among wellness-minded dentists, so for that reason, it’s probably my favorite of the three pillars, and I say ignore it at your own peril.

So in future podcasts, and this is the introduction to the Total Health Dentistry Podcast, in future podcasts you’re going to see some of the following or hear some of the following podcasts discussed. Topics such as, do you know what is the master nutrient; going into pregnancy with stocked shelves; everything you ever wanted to know about the tongue but were afraid to ask; sensitive teeth, treating the underlying causes and not just masking the symptoms, that’s a big one; tooth regeneration or fixing cavities with diet alone, it’s also a very popular one; oral probiotics, do they work? So that’s just a sneak peek at some of the podcasts episodes, some of the issues that we’ll be discussing which are not your typical dental issues that you have probably ran into in various other media.

So the time is now. The dental and overall health of yourself and your loved ones is too critical. Subscribe and join us for a worthy jolt of insight at the Total Health Dentistry Podcast.

Thanks everyone for joining us in this inaugural episode of the Total Health Dentistry Podcast. I simply wanted to introduce you to the three pillars of Total Health Dentistry as I see it. I promise you you’re in for some delectable material and incredible value in the many future episodes to come. Thanks for joining us and subscribe not to miss out on any of these.

 

Legal:
Please note that Dr. Ali Farahani is a general dentist and that Total Health Dentistry is not a specialty of dentistry. While we make every effort to broadcast correct information, dentistry is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor may have a different way of doing things from another. Dr. Ali Farahani is simply presenting his views and opinions that will be as evidenced based as possible. We welcome any comments, suggestions, or corrections of error.

Dr. Ali Farahani takes no money from drug or device companies. By listening to this podcast or reading this blog you agree not to use this podcast or blog as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including, but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast or blog. Under no circumstances shall Sante Family Dental, Dr. A. Farahani Dentistry Professional Corporation or Dr. Ali Farahani, or any of their employees, associates, or affiliates, any of the guests or contributors to the podcast or blog, be responsible for damages arising from use of this podcast or blog.

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Reviews of Podcast

DanNedelko
DanNedelko
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As the parent of 4 young children, we were always belwildered as to why our children were getting cavities. All our previous Dentists would tell us is "brush and floss more". It's very refreshing to know that there is much more happening and more that we can do to ensure our children's dental and total health. Thanks Dr.Ali!
Brad 4321
Brad 4321
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Cuts through the clutter. Looking forward to more episodes Dr Ali. Your simple logical approach cuts through the modern day clutter of fads and conflicting information
TalismanDoula
TalismanDoula
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I am now working as a doula, and the knowledge he provides pertaining to pregnancy & infants is invaluable in my practice. I can’t wait to learn more from future episodes & pass on all this wonderful knowledge to my clients AND my children!!
C Fairhead
C Fairhead
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Eye opening. I believe your oral health is absolutely interconnected to your overall health. This podcast is educational, eye opening and a breath of fresh air. Looking forward to more insight from Dr. Farahani
CDA II
CDA II
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Essential Information. Dr Ali has a vast knowledge of health and nutrition and how it relates to dental health. He is always looking at the big picture in order to achieve what’s best long term. I’m so happy that he is sharing this essential information so that everyone can benefit from it.
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