Patient testimonials from our Clearwater holistic practice
Behm Natural Dentistry in Clearwater, FL is founded on knowledge share – educating patients by putting life-changing information into their hands. These testimonials show the empowerment that comes with taking control of wellness through a holistic approach.
I have been working in health care for almost 20 years and what has been the most surprising is the last few years, watching patients think differently about their health care, being more proactive and trying to understand the benefits of natural medical treatments. So, I think there is a huge market for natural dentistry. It is just a very natural step and is what people will expect and demand for their health care.
If you do not feel the way you want to feel right now, before you do anything else, go see Dr. Behm, let him check you out, let him show you what is actually in your mouth, let him see if there is something there because it could handle everything you are trying to handle. Literally in one visit you could know.
I had those root canals for almost 15 to 20 years so that is 15 years of toxicity that was going throughout my body and imbedding itself deep into the tissue and organs and continually flowing so it did a little damage and here I am now getting rid of those toxins and rebuilding my body at the same time with fresh organic food and vegetables, rebuilding with the right nutrients and minerals that those cells need. I was very impressed with Dr. Behm and his approach with dentistry.
I have recently discovered something Life Changing that I would like to share. A little over a year ago I developed some cardiac arrhythmias that were quite troubling. I was on a trip to the Mexican highlands and it very nearly ruined the trip, but I saw my cardiologist immediately upon returning home and his opinion was that there was nothing life-threatening going on, so I just tried to get used to the changes. For over a year I lived with irregular heartbeats, the waking up in the middle of the night, the anxiety of knowing that something was wrong but not having any way of treating it or dealing with the symptoms. On that same trip to Mexico, I cracked a tooth that had a large silver amalgam filling in it, and the outside surface of the tooth broke away exposing the entire filling to my mouth. I knew that amalgam fillings were a source of mercury and that mercury is hazardous to one’s health, but I dragged my feet doing anything about it because my long time dentist had retired and I had not yet found another dentist that I wanted to work with. It took me some time to connect the dots between the mercury filling and the cardiac condition. When I began to suspect that my mouth was the source of several health problems that had been plaguing me I began to look for someone with the expertise in dealing with the hazardous materials and that search led me to Dr. Raymond Behm in Clearwater Florida. His website was very impressive, his credentials and reputation were impeccable so I made an appointment to have an initial assessment and to develop a treatment plan. To say that his exam was thorough does not adequately describe that first day. He calls himself a “Holistic Dentist”, and as I have come to learn that means that he treats the whole patient, identifies every issue that the patient is dealing with so that he can develop a complete understanding of the person’s healthcare needs and his unique contributions to their recovery. He has a network of affiliated professionals that he can call on for non-dental-related issues, and he very often recommends seeing one or more of those people to ensure that your immune system is capable of recovering from the dental procedures. Dr. Behm recognized the urgency of removing that exposed filling and he very kindly agreed to work me into his schedule the next morning. His procedures for getting rid of the mercury are extraordinary and once you experience the elaborate precautions that he and his team take during the procedure you have a totally new appreciation for the toxicity of those fillings. That was a month ago now, and during that month the irregular heartbeats have completely disappeared!!! I am totally committed to the plan of removing all the rest of my amalgam fillings and I wouldn’t think of doing it with anyone other than Dr. Behm.
Dr. Behm practices integrative medicine. That is to say that he brings in elements of therapy from many other disciplines in order to treat body, mind, and spirit, and he patiently and tirelessly explains why he uses certain techniques, and the things that he incorporates have proven to be effective over time and with many satisfied and grateful patients. One of the things that he taught me is that each tooth is directly connected via pathways that correspond to the meridians used in acupuncture, to internal organs throughout the body. So infections in the mouth and in cavitations of the jawbone can cause a wide range of problems in the rest of the body, including heart disease, cancer, MS and on and on. For instance, I was diagnosed with collagenous colitis some 12 years ago, and my doctor told me that the condition is “idiopathic”, ie. we don’t know what causes it and we have no effective treatment for it. Anyone who has ever had any kind of colitis knows how limiting the symptoms can be and how much it can affect your life. Looking back at that time, I remember that I had an infected tooth and that my dentist recommended and root canal and crown. We did that procedure but the infection returned multiple times and the antibiotics used to control it were just not effective. The periodontist even did a procedure to surgically treat the roots of that tooth and scrape out the infected bone tissue in hopes that my immune system would clean up the rest of the infection. It helped but did not solve the problem entirely. Dr. Behm showed me that my root canal tooth is directly related to the lungs and the large intestine and that my colitis is likely due to the toxins produced by that dead tooth. Dr. Behm removed that dead tooth one week ago yesterday and I can already tell a huge improvement in my symptoms. I had no idea how this all worked and I bet most people are unaware of how these infections can cause serious and life-threatening conditions in the rest of the body. I am living proof, and I am forever grateful to Dr. Behm.
I have been so impressed with the attention to detail and the amazing concentration that Dr. Behm brings to his practice. It is confidence inspiring to watch him organize the workflow and direct his team members, who are amazing as well. Every moment is a teachable moment and he is a great teacher. His assistants are the best that I have seen and the care and attention that they give to patients is unexpected and so much appreciated. He is a wonderfully kind man with a huge heart and I feel so Blessed to have found him…Thank You, Dr. Behm.
Outstanding skills and services. Dr. Behm is one of the best natural dentist in the country. The staff provides amazing service.
Dr. Behm and his team have been so helpful to me. I have several intense chronic health issues that I have been healing from, and when I learned about the dangers of amalgam fillings and root canals, I knew that I needed to have my teeth repaired. I researched for hours about the safest amalgam and tooth extraction procedures and eventually found Dr. Behms practice. He is very kind, wise, and open to answering questions and concerns. I am so grateful to have found Dr. Behm and his team!
About 8 years ago I was searching for a dentist that would take out my amalgam fillings(the silver ones)the proper way, and this search led me to Dr. Behm. I have never been happier with those search results, he and his entire staff are fantastic, attitudes go a long way plus he cares for all of you, not just your teeth. If you live within 500 miles of this Clearwater Florida office, you need to make an appointment. People fly in from all across the country to see him. I live 11 miles and feel so blessed to be so close. I will be seeing him tomorrow to have my bite checked as I had a permanent crown placed yesterday. I look forward to going to the dentist, I never feel any pain.
So grateful to have Dr. Behm as our natural dentist in the greater Tampa/Clearwater area! He and his staff are incredibly knowledgeable and are really dedicated to holistic dentistry. They take the time to make sure that they are using the correct materials for your body with applied kinesiology (muscle testing) and that you are very comfortable and informed on each visit.
Friendly staff and great family oriented dentist. Dr. Behm is conscience of new technologies and natural methods and practices. I highly recommend them!
Dr. Behm and his whole staff do a fantastic job.They will educate you and I was so glad I removed all of my metal fillings once I was aware of the toxicity of those fillings. Their dental hygienists are wonderful. You will be very pleased by choosing Dr. Behm and his team for your dental care. Everyone is so caring there. Five Stars for sure.
I found Dr. Behm’s office to be really excellent. Best dental experience I have had in all my years. He is caring and efficient and runs a very organized team. My dental work was excellent and I would recommend his office to anyone needing a holistic caring dentist.
Office dedicated to your dental health using advanced equipment and educating their patients. Highly recommended. Plus they don’t push unnecessary procedures.