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The Link Between Valentine’s Day and Your Dental Health – It’s a Date!

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Did you know February, the month associated with romancing our partners with dinner dates, diamond rings, roses and chocolate also happens to be Dental Health Awareness Month? 

You may be surprised to know there is a link between the two! Our hearts and bodies require a holistic approach to health to maintain the integrity of our relationships, as well as to help us live fuller and longer lives! 

There is also a surprising link between oral health and erectile dysfunction (ED) of which you may not be aware! Before you take a drastic (and sometimes unsafe) approach to keep the romance alive, consider prioritizing your dental health this year! 

Not only will your kisses be fresher, your performance may improve!

While you may have already heard issues like gum disease can increase risks for serious health problems including heart attack, kidney failure, pancreatic cancer, and dementia, did you also know certain medications can have adverse effects on our oral health? 

If like most people you’re living a busy life and taking any of the medications on this list, you may wish for a magic pill to address your oral health and save time for more dinner dates! 

Having been in the business for 42 years, I prioritize preventive care and always take a holistic approach. After all, a healthy mouth is the gateway to overall health.

We hope you allow us the privilege of honoring your relationship with your own healthy mind and body by putting us in charge of your oral health – it truly has a domino effect on so many other areas of your life!

As you can clearly see, a Comprehensive Dental Exam is as important as your annual Physical and your Valentine’s sweetheart!


5 Ways Your Dentistry Career Will Change The World

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Considering a Dentistry Career?

AT FIRST GLANCE the title of this post may seem a little ambitious. We admit that. But we’re passionate about what we do and we hope you feel that each time you visit us. And in some small (yet very significant) ways, team members here really do feel like we change the world.

It’s Not About Teeth

Does that sound strange coming from our dental practice? We’re being a tiny bit facetious to illustrate a point. Here are some of the ways you can have a powerful impact for good through the dental profession:

1. You Will Dispel Fears & Stereotypes

Modern dentistry isn’t your grandparent’s dentistry. Never before in history have dental materials and services been so comfortable, so effective, so life changing and accessible to so many as they are today.

2. You Will Build Trusted, Lifelong Friendships

It’s one of the things we love most. When it comes to connecting broadly and deeply with so many people and with our community—while helping patients stay healthy and confident—few careers provide the rich opportunities that come from a dentistry career.

3. You Will Restore Confidence For Many You Serve

There are no greater feelings than the ones that come when you see a patient smile who was embarrassed to smile before. Truly life enhancing. You’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds (alongside your patient).

4. You Will Educate For Better Health (and you may save a life)

Our oral health is inextricably linked to our overall well-being. It’s a privilege and serious responsibility to continually educate about important topics such as oral cancer.

5. You Will Help Sustain Quality Of Life For “Seasoned” Patients

As live expectancies continue to increase, we love helping people keep healthy smiles decades longer. We do that through continuing education, modern technological developments, and thoughtful preventative maintenance.

Do You Know Someone Considering A Dentistry Career?

If so, please pass this blog post along to them regardless of whether they’re considering becoming a hygienist, dentist, dental assistant or dental administrator.

And if that person would like to visit with us, please have them give us a call. We’d be happy to visit with them.

Check Out This Related Video…

This was shared by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) which provides students with information and assistance in reaching their dental career goals. Students in the video share the reasons they’re pursuing dentistry:

Thanks for being part of our practice family. We love what we do because of you!

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