Like every type of health care, there are contemporary western methods as well as natural or "alternative" ideas, and that pertains to dentistry as well. While many people ascribe solely to contemporary, conventional methods of dentistry, others are interested in exploring alternative dental ideas. Many of the alternative methods claim to be drawn on ancient concepts, or they embrace natural ideas such as using essential oils. Personally, I am extremely interested in the natural movement, but I also (obviously) see the merit of contemporary dental practices. In this blog, I am going to explore all of it. I am going to look at the most modern dental practices, and I am going to put them beside alternative ideas. I am going to compare, contrast and juxtapose all kinds of ideas. I hope you like what you see and that we both learn something along the way!