Oral and Total Body Health

I have heard it said, “change is inevitable – nothing stays the same.” I have practiced dentistry for awhile and I have never seen so much change in such a short period of time as I have seen in the last five years. Some change is good, some not so good. My professional growth has been fueled by science linking oral health and total body (systemic) health. There are such strong inclusive dynamics that I do not believe you can have one without the other. I enjoy working with like-minded patients and physicians who can put ego aside to complimentary seek and find better physical and emotional health that one gets from establishing health in the whole – oral and systemic. It is exciting to meet more and more patients who come to me seeking a dentist who considers their overall health as well as their cavities and cosmetic appearance. I do not throw out traditional general dentistry .. I add the holistic considerations. I am getting more physicians as patients who also are interested in the total approach for their patients and themselves. It really is quite exciting. Patients who come to me often are very informed and take responsibility. They want to be the best they can and often the status quo just does not get them there. It seems the more I learn the less I know in the total of things. I enjoy the comradery shared with other critical thinkers who can venture out of the box. Although I do not like bumper stickers on my cars, I do enjoy reading them. My son knowing that, gave me a sticker which says: “Critical thinking: The 2nd National deficit.” Could be right!

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