Eco friendly dentistry

Eco friendly dentistry

At Forest Dental we are committed to helping the environment. We have made better choices throughout our design and our practices to ensure that sustainability and green dentistry is at the heart of everything we do.

We like to ensure our dental treatments are as planet friendly as possible, and our mission is to promote awareness and education of sustainability within dentistry.

How we put our ideas into practice:

  • We use 100% green energy
  • We recycle as much of our non-clinical waste as possible
  • The X-rays we use are digital rather than traditional. Not only is this the most advanced technology, meaning less radiation, but it also ensures no toxic chemicals are being used to process the imagery
  • We do not place any mercury fillings at Forest Dental and we have amalgam filters and separators installed, which ensures no mercury ever enters our water systems
  • We only ever use single-use plastic items when there are no alternatives
  • We only use water that has been purified through our own filter, so we don’t need to order bottled water

We also know that using paper is a huge drain on our planet’s resources

  • We only use recycled paper for our stationary and appointment cards, and these are used only when absolutely necessary
  • We encourage all of our patients to be paper-free too. We can email treatment plans and information rather than providing printed material. We can also provide appointment reminders via email and text message too – we try to make everything as digital as possible
  • Medical histories are updated on our tablet
  • Of course, all paper and plastic packaging used in our practice is recycled, and we do not use single-use plastics!

Holistic Dentistry in Loughton

We believe that oral health is essential for overall health and well-being. When your teeth and gums are healthy, you can eat properly, speak clearly, and smile confidently. But oral health is more than just having a nice smile. It's also about preventing gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental problems that can lead to serious health issues, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

There are many benefits to choosing holistic dentistry, including:

  • Safer and more effective treatments: Holistic dental treatments are often safer and more effective than traditional dental treatments. For example, holistic dentists use mercury-free fillings and other non-toxic materials. They also use natural methods, such as herbal supplements and acupuncture, to treat a variety of dental problems.
  • A more personalised approach: Holistic dentists take the time to get to know their patients and understand their individual needs. We work with patients to develop personalised treatment plans that address the underlying causes of their dental problems.
  • A focus on prevention: Holistic dentists believe that prevention is the best way to achieve and maintain optimal oral health. We focus on educating patients about how to prevent dental problems through proper oral hygiene and a healthy diet.

If you are interested in learning more about holistic dentistry in Loughton, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer your questions and schedule a consultation.

Contact Info

Forest Dental
1A Forest Road, Loughton
Essex IG10 1DR
Call us today: 020 8502 2625
Opening Hours
Monday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Tuesday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Wednesday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Thursday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Friday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Closed for lunch between 1-2 pm


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