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Dr. Sean Freiberg – A General Dentist with a Holistic Approach

Dr. Sean Freiberg is a general dentist who practices biological or holistic dentistry. Biological/Holistic dentistry is not a specialty of dentistry but rather a philosophy that focuses on the vital role your mouth plays in maintaining excellent general health.

Dr. Freiberg is a member of the Alberta Dental Association and College, Canadian Dental Association, Calgary and District Dental Society and Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

Read more about Dr. Freiberg's background here.


What is Biological Dentistry?

Biological Dentistry Calgary

The term biological dentistry or holistic dentistry is not a specialty of dentistry but describes a philosophy that can be applied to all facets of a general dental practice. Biological dentistry is the practice of the best elements of conventional dentistry with a focus on the implications oral health has on the entire body.


The essence of biological dentistry is to provide oral health care in a less toxic, more individualized, and more environmentally friendly way. A biological dentist appreciates that the diseases and materials in your mouth can have lasting, negative affects on other systems in your body. Biological dentists also work with other like-minded health care providers to assess the compatibility of dental materials, to provide nutritional support, and, if needed, to provide detoxification from the damaging affects of oral toxins. The biological dentist keeps your whole health in mind—not just the condition of your teeth and mouth.

Find out more about Biological Dentistry here or feel free to give us a call anytime at  (403) 286 9175.



Treatment & Services


Mercury Free Dentistry - Overview

For 180 years dentistry has used silver amalgam, which contains approximately 50% mercury, as a preferred tooth filling material. Medical research has demonstrated that mercury vapor is continuously released from these fillings into mouth air, which is inhaled and absorbed into body tissues. Animal and human studies demonstrate that dental amalgam is the major contributing source of mercury in the body.

Health First Dental's holistic approach to dentistry means we prefer to avoid putting poisonous materials like mercury in the body and provide completely mercury free alternatives to amalgam fillings.

Learn more about Mercury Free Dentistry through our website,  give us a call at  (403) 286-9175 or Book an Appointment with Dr. Sean Freiberg today!

Fluoride Free Dentistry - Overview

Today more than ever, evidence of fluoride’s toxicity is entering the public sphere, and its benefits in decreasing tooth decay are being questioned.

Fluoride has been used in dentistry for decades because of its proposed effectiveness in reducing tooth decay. Dental schools teach that fluoride makes the enamel more resistant to the acidic by-products of the bacteria in your mouth. For this reason, fluoride has been placed in our drinking water, put in toothpaste, and used in very high concentrations in dental offices.

However, this “cure” for the common cavity has come under scrutiny.

Learn more about Fluoride Free Dentistry through our website,  give us a call at  (403) 286-9175 or Book an Appointment with Dr. Sean Freiberg today!

Mercury Safe Protocols - Overview

High doses of mercury vapor and particulate can be inhaled, absorbed, or swallowed during the removal of amalgam fillings. Extreme caution should be taken by the dentist to protect patients from being exposed to dangerously high levels of mercury when replacing amalgam fillings. If improperly performed, the haphazard removal of mercury fillings can cause more harm than good.

Dr. Freiberg follows specific safety protocols designed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) to prevent harmful exposure to mercury when removing silver amalgam fillings.

Learn more about removing mercury from your mouth safely through our website,  give us a call at  (403) 286-9175 or Book an Appointment with Dr. Sean Freiberg today!

Biocompatibility Testing - Overview

A biocompatibility report (also called a dental materials reactivity test) provides information on any material sensitivities a patient may have. It is created from an immunological blood analysis. The test examines an individual’s antibody reaction to various chemical groups found in dental materials. The analysis considers metals as well as composites, cements, anesthetics, and other dental components, which can often cause immunological reactions. The results are compiled into a report, which lists over 6,300 dental products by trade-name and indicates whether the product is “suitable” or “not suitable” to be placed in the individual’s mouth.


Learn more about Biocompatibility Testing through our website,  give us a call at  (403) 286-9175 or Book an Appointment with Dr. Sean Freiberg today!

Root Canal Alternative - Overview

When an infection develops inside of a tooth, the only options for treatment are extraction or root canal therapy. Although root canal therapy can preserve the function of a tooth in the mouth, concerns exist regarding the potential health risks of root canalled teeth. Unfortunately, many negative consequences also exist following tooth removal.  Fortunately there are alternatives to traditional root canal therapies that should be considered.


Learn more about Alternatives to Traditional Root Canals through our website,  give us a call at  (403) 286-9175 or Book an Appointment with Dr. Sean Freiberg today!

Dental Implants Calgary - Overview

Dental implants are the best alternative to natural teeth. A dental implant is a titanium post that replaces the root of a missing natural tooth. They are placed in the upper or lower jawbone and act as anchors for crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Dental implants function and feel like natural teeth, improve smiles, prevent bone loss associated with missing teeth, and eliminate the need to drill healthy teeth when placing a bridge. Statistics from three decades of clinical experience confirm a success rate of nearly 95% over a five year period for dental implants.


Learn more about Dental Implants through our website,  give us a call at  (403) 286-9175 or Book an Appointment with Dr. Sean Freiberg today!

Invisalign - Overview

Invisalign is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth without metal bands, brackets, or wires. Invisalign combines the doctors clinical treatment plan with proprietary 3-D, computer-generated software to create a series of unique, custom-made aligners that move teeth in very precise increments. The aligner is a clear, thin piece of medical grade plastic that fits over the teeth like a glove would fit on a hand. 

As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by Dr. Freiberg. The aligners can be removed to eat, drink, brush and floss. Ideally the aligners should be worn at least 22 hour per day. Treatment time varies depending on your individual circumstances; however, most cases take less than one year.


Learn more about Invisalign through our website,  give us a call at  (403) 286-9175 or Book an Appointment with Dr. Sean Freiberg today!

Cosmetic Dentistry - Overview

The smile is the most eye catching feature of the face. Overall health and wellness includes feeling confident and self-assured. A beautiful smile can change the way you feel about yourself and the way others treat you. Cosmetic dental procedures can transform stained, chipped, or crooked teeth into stunning smiles.


Learn more about our Cosmetic Dentistry options through our website,  give us a call at  (403) 286-9175 or Book an Appointment with Dr. Sean Freiberg today!

Laser Therapy - Overview

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) has been used for decades in the medical profession to improve soft tissue healing and to relieve both acute and chronic pain. Unlike surgical lasers which cut and cauterize, low level laser therapy uses cold (subthermal) laser light energy to produce a healing effect called biostimulation.

Learn more about Laser Therapy through our website,  give us a call at  (403) 286-9175 or Book an Appointment with Dr. Sean Freiberg today!

Anesthetic Reversal - Overview

At Health First Dental we pride ourselves on making your visit to the dentist as comfortable as possible. Although dental anesthetic eliminates the pain of dental procedures, most people dislike the numb feeling in their lips and mouth that makes it difficult to smile, talk, eat, and drink for hours following routine dental procedures.


Thankfully, there has been a breakthrough which accelerates the return to normal feeling and function.


Learn more about Anesthetic Reversal through our website,  give us a call at  (403) 286-9175 or Book an Appointment with Dr. Sean Freiberg today!

Preventative Care - Overview

Maintaining health is more important than treating disease. Our society has been programmed do believe in a concept of “false health”. We assume if it doesn’t hurt, everything must be OK. Unfortunately once symptoms are manifest, significant and often irreversible damage has been done. This is particularly true for the oral environment.

At Health First Dental, our patients are on a regular preventative maintenance program. This program provides early detection, thus shifting our focus from disease treatment to prevention.

Learn more about Preventative Dental Care through our website,  give us a call at  (403) 286-9175 or Book an Appointment with Dr. Sean Freiberg today!

More Services - Overview

Health First Dental is committed to helping our clients with whatever they need to enjoy healthy mouths.  Other services we provide our clients include Sports Mouth Guards, Snoring Appliances, Teeth Whitening and Splints and Night Guards.

Learn more about Other Dental Services we provide through our website,  give us a call at  (403) 286-9175 or Book an Appointment with Dr. Sean Freiberg today!

Dental Learning Center


holistic dentistry explained

What is Biological Dentistry?

Holistic dentistry, also known as biological dentistry, combines the techniques and artistry of general dentistry with a focus on the implications oral health has on the entire body.

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The IAOMT

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is a professional organization comprised of dentists, physicians, and allied health researchers throughout the world who are seeking to improve the quality and safety of dentistry.

Silver Amalgam Fillings

What Are Silver Amalgam Fillings?

Silver amalgam has been the filling of choice for the past 150 years because of its ease of placement, its durability in the harsh oral environment, and its low cost. Today, about 73% of dentists in North America are still using silver amalgam as a dental restorative material.

Invisalign

Invisalign

Invisalign is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth without metal bands, brackets, or wires. Invisalign combines the doctors clinical treatment plan with proprietary 3-D, computer-generated software to create a series of unique, custom-made aligners that move teeth in very precise increments.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. 70-90% of adults have some form of periodontal disease. People are rarely aware they have periodontal disease because there is no pain or noticeable symptoms.

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Why We Do Not Use Fluoride

Many patients ask us why we don’t use fluoride. Our simple answer is that it is a poison. Furthermore its benefits in decreasing tooth decay are being questioned.

Dental Abscess

All About Abscesses

A tooth abscess is a bacterial infection of the centre (pulp) of a tooth. The main cause of an abscess is tooth decay that has penetrated the centre of the tooth. Other causes may be trauma, cracks in the tooth, or routine dental work that is in close proximity to the pulp.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten your smile. Lifestyle and the aging process can yellow and darken teeth. Drinking coffee, tea, red wine, and cola drinks or smoking are significant contributors to teeth discolouration. Whitening agents work by breaking up the stains buried in the microscopic cracks of the enamel.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the best alternative to natural teeth. A dental implant is a titanium post that replaces the root of a missing natural tooth. They are placed in the upper or lower jawbone and act as anchors for crowns, bridges, or dentures.

holistic dentistry explained

What is Biological Dentistry?

Holistic dentistry, also known as biological dentistry, combines the techniques and artistry of general dentistry with a focus on the implications oral health has on the entire body.

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology Logo

The IAOMT

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is a professional organization comprised of dentists, physicians, and allied health researchers throughout the world who are seeking to improve the quality and safety of dentistry.

Silver Amalgam Fillings

What Are Silver Amalgam Fillings?

Silver amalgam has been the filling of choice for the past 150 years because of its ease of placement, its durability in the harsh oral environment, and its low cost. Today, about 73% of dentists in North America are still using silver amalgam as a dental restorative material.

Our Team


Dr Sean Freiberg

Dr. Sean Freiberg

General Dentist

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Carol Bartolillo - Office Manager

Carol Bartolillo

Office Manager

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Jennifer Monette-Jones

Jennifer Monette-Jones

Level II Dental Assistant

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Diane Harding

Diane Harding

Level II Dental Assistant

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Jeanne Saulnier

Jeanne Saulnier

Dental Hygienist

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Kaity Alvarez

Kaity Alvarez

Level II Dental Assistant

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Kristi Leavitt

Kristi Leavitt

Hygiene Coordinator

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Ryan Norman

Ryan Norman

Dental Hygienist

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