Holistic Dentist London

Holistic dental care – sometimes referred to as natural or unconventional dentistry – is much different to the traditional dental treatments you might be used to.

Rather than focusing solely on your oral health, holistic treatments take the rest of your body into account as well, and how your dental problems might be affecting your physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Using a range of treatment methods – such as homoeopathy, acupuncture, aromatherapy and meditation – we’re able to treat a range of dental issues and improve your quality of life.

To book an appointment with a holistic dentist or to find out more about how holistic dental treatments work, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly reception team!

Saturday appointments now available - 9am to 1pm

We have reintroduced Saturday opening again. One of our dentists will be working the occasional Saturday between the hours of 9am - 1pm. Please call or book online.

NEXT SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS ARE:
Saturday 20th July 2024
Saturday 17th August 2024

WhatClinic Patient Service Award 2021

We are pleased to share Dr Hitesh Batavia has won the ‘WhatClinic Patient Service Award 2021’. This is an annual award based around patient service ratings, WhatClinic analysed all the data from the last 12 months and we are pleased to have won. This is a demonstration of our commitment to the highest ethical standards and patient care.

WhatClinic Patient Service Award 2021

RANGE OF HOLISTIC DENTAL TREATMENTS

Here at Ravenscourt Dental Practice, we take a holistic approach to a range of different dental treatments – from general checkups and hygiene appointments to orthodontics and dental implants.

Unlike traditional dental care, holistic dentistry only uses natural remedies for your oral health problems – such as clove oil to relieve toothaches, herbal mouthwash and toothpaste to improve symptoms of gum disease, and composite fillings rather than amalgam that contains toxic mercury.

WHAT DOES HOLISTIC DENTAL CARE MEAN?

Our holistic dental care approach emphasises the importance of treating our patients as individuals, not simply examining their teeth and gums.

Promoting the total dental health and wellbeing of our patients puts them in charge.

Practice owner Dr Hitesh Batavia has been at the cutting edge of dentistry for nearly thirty years. During this time he has amassed a wealth of knowledge on holistic dental treatments.

There is increasing evidence proving that various diseases which begin in the mouth, such as gum disease and abscesses, can cause illnesses elsewhere in the body. The holistic dentistry approach has therefore never been more important.

This is why Dr Batavia has focused his work for many years on offering patients the widest possible range of dental treatments and care. This is often supplemented with complementary homeopathic remedies, whenever appropriate.

A recent study published by Dr Luigi Nibali, our specialist Periodontist, shows how regular Periodontology & Hygienist visits help to significantly reduce tooth loss.

Would you like to know more about holistic dental care treatments? Give us a call on 020 8748 4023 or email:[email protected].

WHY CHOOSE HOLISTIC DENTISTRY?

Choosing biological dental treatments comes with a list of benefits, and many patients prefer seeing a holistic dentist because:

• We use natural materials
• We pay attention to your overall health
• You can choose mercury-free and fluoride-free treatment
• We have a range of different treatment methods to choose from, and you can do so according to your preferences
• We can identify potential future diseases and health conditions
• It improves mental health

There are some situations we would advise against choosing holistic dental treatment – like those with a history of dental decay or those who need a root canal to save a tooth – but 9 times out of 10, it’s the best choice you can make for your oral and overall health.

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BIOLOGICAL DENTIST LONDON

Biological dentistry is just another name for holistic dentistry, and focuses on how the condition of your oral health affects your physical and psychological health.

By combining the best modern dental techniques with holistic methods, we’re able to prevent, heal and treat the causes of your dental problems, rather than just the symptoms for a healthy mouth, mind and body.

Through this approach, we’re able to look at all of our patients as individuals – rather than just their teeth and gums – and devise the most suitable solution to get to the bottom of your problems once and for all.

Think you could benefit from biological dentistry? Talk to an expert biological dentist in London today!

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About Our Practice

Ravenscourt Dental Practice
Ravenscourt Dental is an award-winning practice in West London, offering high-quality holistic dentistry and the full range of advanced dental treatments under one roof. With a wealth of over 30 years’ experience, Dr, Hitesh Batavia envisaged a practice in which he could offer his unique approach to dentistry as a holistic dentist in combination with advanced specialist treatments. We account for the needs of every individual patient, their lifestyle, health and wellbeing, offering complementary remedies when appropriate. Our specialists provide treatment to combat gum disease, resolving problems with a multi-disciplinary approach. We also offer an array of cosmetic dentistry options, as well as care for children’s teeth.
Ravenscourt Dental has been a leader in oral care in West London for over 20 years. We value the partnerships we have built in our local community with schools and nurseries, as well as neighbourhood centres and our local churches. Over the years we have been thrilled to win a number of prestigious awards including Highly Commended for Best Specialist Practice in the Private Dentistry Awards 2014 and winner of Best Children’s Dental Health Initiative at the Dental Hygiene & Therapy Awards 2015. Most recently we were delighted to be voted Best Hammersmith Business in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Brilliant Business Awards

SERVICES

GENERAL DENTISTRY

Our team will ensure your treatment is delivered in a relaxing environment and in a caring and professional manner. We empower you to take charge of your own oral health.
Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. Our friendly dental hygienists play a vital role in preventative dentistry, supporting our patients in keeping their teeth and gums healthy.
Are you concerned about the appearance of your smile? Do you avoid being photographed? It is never too late to get on the road to achieving the smile you have always wanted.
Are you distressed or embarrassed about your smile because of a missing tooth? Advances in modern dental implants mean it is now easier than ever before to restore a natural-looking and healthy smile.
Would you like fewer trips to the dentist, less expense, and reduced anxiety about painful treatments? Our preventative dentistry helps you avoid oral health issues before they even start.
Worrying about the dentist can lead to people avoiding appointments and seeking treatment only when they are in pain. This creates a damaging cycle. If this sounds familiar, don’t despair.
Keep your gums healthy and clean with the right oral health regimen. Plaque is the major cause of gum disease, but it is easily avoided with spotted during regular checkups.
Non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments can be safely administered by a medically trained dental professional, giving you peace of mind. Perfect for a special occasion or to maintain your smile!

BOOK A CONSULTATION WITH THE RAVENSCOURT TEAM

If you like the sound of holistic dentistry and would like to find out the benefits a holistic dentist can bring, book a consultation with our team today!

We’ve been offering holistic dental treatments to our patients in West London for over 20 years, and our team has the tools, knowledge and experience to resolve all sorts of dental issues.

You can give us a call, send us an email, or head over to our online booking system to view our available appointments and select the one that best suits your schedule.

Reviews

Excellent
Based on 275 reviews
Abirami Mahathmakanthi
Abirami Mahathmakanthi
2 May 2024
Prof Luigi Nibali has been fantastic from the start. He diagnosed my gum disease in late 2019 and put a plan in place to treat and recover my gum health as at least 5 of my teeth were at risk of falling out. In 2019 I had inflamed, bleeding gums, wasn’t able to eat chewy food for some time and few wobbly teeth. Now for 3 years I’ve had great gum health and no wobbly teeth. I would highly recommend Prof Luigi Nibali. He has saved my teeth and my smile. The assisting team at Ravenscourt Dental Practice are very attentive, efficient and take great care of their patients.
Ursula Stokes
Ursula Stokes
1 May 2024
This well established dental practice is outstanding. The care and attention that you receive is second to none. I have no hesitation in recommending this practice. From early childhood i had a terrible fear of dentists owing to a bad experience. As a patient I can quite honestly say that this is no longer the case. Continued success with all that you do.
Henry Pelham
Henry Pelham
26 April 2024
Excellent! Very friendly staff and meticulous treatment.
Justin Rubenstein
Justin Rubenstein
25 April 2024
A good experience and for those with any apprehension about visiting a dentist: this is the place to feel confident about.
Barbara Moffat
Barbara Moffat
11 April 2024
The best!! I was so nervous, but clearly didn’t have to be. Everyone knew exactly what they were doing and gentle was the tone of the day. Next appointment is already booked and I’m excited to go :)
Tony Boys
Tony Boys
10 April 2024
Excellent dental service. Smart, professional and massively capable. Possibly one of the best dentists I've used in my (pretty extensive) experience in several countries on various continents. Please keep it up guys !
Tyrone Roach
Tyrone Roach
9 April 2024
Great place to get over any fears of Dentist. Good service, nice people tad pricey but it is, what it is
SynergyEnergy
SynergyEnergy
5 April 2024
Always happy with Dr Batavia, Dr Neha and all people around working in this dental practice.

Holistic Dentistry FAQs

What is holistic dentistry?

The word holistic means so many different things to different people. “I have always felt that it is important to work in a holistic way with each patient, rather than solely treating their teeth,” says Dr Hitesh Batavia of Ravenscourt Dental Practice: • A 360-degree view - establishing an understanding of each patient’s lifestyle, diet, general health and concerns; • How a Holistic Dentist can help with Amalgam removal – procedures & safety, the technical aspects of treatment, achieving clinical results the patient wants, the importance of keeping patients fully informed, working in partnership with complementary health practitioners to ensure the patient is fully supported nutritionally; • Preventative techniques to help people improve and maintain their general & oral health, to minimise the need for further invasive dental procedures. It certainly pays to prevent dental problems - over a lifetime, fewer trips to the dentist means less invasive procedures, less pain, less stress and much, much less cost; • Partnerships – By working holistically we are able to help with any long-standing issues by encouraging and guiding patients to seek help elsewhere – including naturopathy, dietary advice, relaxation techniques & osteopathy.

Why do people choose holistic dentistry?

Safe Amalgam removal One of the major reasons why people choose us is for the safe removal and replacement of Amalgam fillings. We follow a special protocol to minimise any impact on the body. The use of amalgam and substances like fluoride in dentistry are discussed with each individual patient to determine the right approach for each patient. Nervous patients The second largest group comprises of people who are very anxious or nervous about seeing the dentist! They usually all have the same issue - they have not been to a dentist for a very long time – often many years! By the time they pluck up the courage to see us, they tend to be suffering from long-standing dental and jaw problems. So it is vital we help them, and we can only do this once we have calmed their anxiety and established trust. This is one of the situations where homoeopathic remedies are useful as an adjunct to normal dentistry – along with relaxation aids, they help nervous patients undergo treatment. General dentistry Thirdly, there are the main general dentistry needs most people will have: Dental Decay, Gum Problems & Tooth Wear. A holistic dentist's approach can help with all general dental concerns. A lot of our work is focused on sharing ideas and resources with them on how to prevent these problems - ranging from oral hygiene techniques and information to an appropriate referral. We have a network of recommended and trusted complementary health practitioners, and working in a holistic way allows us to have a bespoke approach to each patient. Specialist treatments Lastly, a practice that offers access to a range of specialists and advanced treatments under one roof means patients have seamless continuity of care. For example, if someone needs braces, to help with their aesthetic and functional needs, the benefit is that this fits holistically into their treatment plan. Another example is our specialist in Gum Disease, who saves teeth with minimally invasive procedures. The patient comes first and then their dental health and teeth! We are not just technicians, it is really all about ensuring dental stability - by putting patients in charge of their dental health.

How does holistic dentistry help?

Dr Batavia shares how in his view a holistic dentist helps people “In my experience people feel nervous if they don‘t fully understand what is happening or why. In the same way, if patients don’t fully grasp the benefits and consequences of any treatment they will not feel in control of their health. Information puts patients in charge, they can then make the right decision for them.” He continues “It would be so easy to say you need 2 fillings and we can book you in to get them done. However, this does not address the bigger picture or the short, medium or long-term goals someone may have regarding their health and wellbeing.” We prefer to use what we call “Co-diagnosis and Co-treatment planning” rather than simply telling the patient what is needed and how and when it will be done. By discussing the findings and options available with the patient, exploring the pros and cons and making time to answer their questions, we help them to make the right decision. An additional benefit of this way of working is that when we draw conclusions we are also taking into account any other potential problems they may experience in the future. This results in a tailored service, with an actively engaged patient in control and fully informed at every stage. After treatment there is always the maintenance phase – once again the patient is in the driving seat - when we reinforce areas they need to keep an eye on and oral hygiene techniques they need to use. Dr Batavia concludes “All the added value – such as referrals to complementary health practitioners and information resources –result in so much more than just having a few dental problems being addressed until the next time they experience dental pain.” “As for all the fact-finding, well it helps in so many unforeseen ways. For example, we can give them breaks if the treatment is a long session – this particularly benefits someone who is nervous about seeing the dentist and goes a long way to ensuring their treatment is carried out successfully.”

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