We Use Natural Materials


Holistic dentistry is a way of caring for your teeth and gums that contributes to your overall health and well-being. As a holistic Santa Monica dentist, Dr. Ana Brightleaf gives you the best that modern dentistry has to offer while minimizing toxicity, immune system responses, and adverse physical reactions.

By using low radiation X-rays and homeopathic remedies, steering clear of toxic materials such as mercury in fillings,metal in crowns and bridges, relaxing you with an amino acid supplement called Kavinace, and avoiding pharmaceuticals traditionally used in dental relaxation and pain control, Dr. Brightleaf provides great oral health care while considering the impact a dental treatment may have on your body’s biological systems.

Since every person is unique – some people can handle a small amount of toxicity and immune reactivity and some can’t – we make sure you won’t have a negative reaction to your treatment with kinesiology (muscle) testing and blood analysis. Dr. Brightleaf may also refer you to a holistic doctor for chelation therapy – a therapy designed to help your body rid itself of built up toxins.


At Brightleaf Dental we stay away from unnatural, harmful products as much as possible. By using a holistic approach we can prevent many issues associated with traditional dentistry. For example, it is a common practice for a dentist to use metals and alloys in dental bridges, crowns and fillings.

Because metal:

we prefer to use only resin or porcelain in  our fillingscrowns and bridges.


Our natural approach to dental care and tooth repair does not put you or our staff at risk from exposure to harmful products. We take pride in providing the standard of service and safety you would expect from a holistic dental staff.

We seek out and use the most natural products and procedures that will help you maintain great oral health. For example, Dr. Brightleaf recommends and performs safe mercury amalgam filling removal with bio-friendly materials, and our low-radiation digital X-rays allow us to catch problems earlier with less risk.

We subscribe to the idea that the body is designed to heal itself, although it sometimes needs a little help. We work to keep our treatment as minimally invasive as possible and to use materials and technologies that are in tune with your body’s natural processes.

Our approach includes resources for relaxation to support your body’s rapid healing functions. During treatment sessions, you will be made comfortable in the dental chair with Bach Flower Remedies and appropriate homeopathic remedies.


ABrightleaf Dental, our team is dedicated to treating the person, not simply the problem. As an accomplished dentist with experience in holistic dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Ana Brightleaf has a special understanding of how oral health and overall wellness go hand in hand. She brings a unique combination of knowledge, skill and sensitivity to every patient.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of holistic dentistry, please contact Brightleaf Dental to schedule your personal consultation with Santa Monica holistic dentist Dr. Ana Brightleaf.


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