Oral health and nutrition have a bidirectional relationship. Nutrition and diet affect the health of the mouth, and the health of the mouth affects nutrients consumed due to an inability to eat because of a compromised oral cavity.
Dental healthcare professionals are part of the patient’s healthcare team. I do not separate the mouth from my patient’s body. Sure! Dentistry’s focus is the oral cavity, it’s a health specialty, but it does not negate the fact that we are trained professionals who can consult with patients about simple health issues that can lead them back to their primary care physician.
With cavities being the most prevalent chronic condition among children and teens, preventing decay by placing sealants indeed makes sense.
Was it just me or did January seem like a crazy month?
Happy New Year! Yeah, I cringed as I typed that. I’m sure I’ll be saying this up until April. That’s usually when my patients stop saying it to me. I don’t know though considering how much of a whirlwind we’ve all been experiencing the past two years they may decide that wishing me a happy … Continue reading The Absolute Best New Year Resolution
At this point, nothing is a surprise. Whether you’ve been sick or not, I’m just popping in to remind you to change your toothbrush.
So why are we right back where we started? It’s annoying and I’m tired of it all. Two years later people are still coming to the dentist sick as crap. At this point, everyone is just selfish. There’s no question about it. It’s just so frustrating to know that you’re doing everything possible to be … Continue reading Blogmas #21 Tis the Season to Not Be Selfish
Trying to determine what to pack can be a bit stressful, but having a list prepared in advance can help reduce the stress of packing. Ensuring that you have essential dental hygiene products when traveling is necessary to maintain good dental health habits when traveling.
With the ongoing festivities and the lack of a planned schedule, their daily routines usually get ignored. Late nights spent playing video games and binge-watching movies can lead to oral hygiene routines being ignored too
It’s less than 10 days until Christmas day and I don’t have a present under the tree. This week the excitement of Christmas has seemed to fade a bit. I think it has to do with the hustle and bustle of the end of the year. The kids’ schools and their end-of-the-year celebrations and testing. Also, the end of the year events for their extracurricular activities. End-of-the-year work functions are in full swing too. Did we forget about the ponderosa? Large crowds unmasked individuals and no distance from one another. Everyone trying to get back to “normal,” but Omarion is like nah. This seems like a never-ending cycle. I’m over it and I’m sure you are too.