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Getting Back to Gratitude

gratitude list for thanksgivingThursday is Thanksgiving….a day to devote to family, football, enough food to give our stretchy pants a real challenge….including lots and lots of pie.

And, of course, gratitude.

Most of us probably don’t take as much time as we should to reflect on everything we are grateful for. If you have, you’ll perhaps agree that it can be uplifting and humbling at the same time. And long, if we’re honest.

Since much of what we do around here has to do with taking care of oral health, I thought it would be a good place to highlight for the upcoming holidays, even though we need it all year round.

Here is a partial list of gratitude, for mouth, teeth and everything in and around, that lets us:


food to grow and nourish


be friendly or show respect


be it water or wine


show love love love


to live and to meditate


teeth to eat food


the “sense” to enjoy


humor, happiness and joy


to communicate, connect and of course, say thanks

And speaking of, I am supremely grateful for the wonderful ladies I work with, and the wonderful patients we get to serve.

How about you? I want to know what you’re grateful for! No matter how (if) you celebrate Thanksgiving, it feels great to take a minute and reflect on what’s made your life better this year. Let me know in a comment below.

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Is Keeping Your Mouth Healthy Really That Important?

painting of two faces

No, not unless you want it to be.

Dentists can preach to you high and low, but it all comes down to what you want to believe, what’s important to you.

If you don’t want to, don’t get your teeth cleaned professionally.

If you don’t want to, don’t “fall” for the preventive stuff.

If you don’t want to, don’t get a cavity taken care of while it’s small (it’s only real when it hurts, right?)

As much as we encourage and educate, it’s still your call.

A sonic toothbrush is not nearly as exciting as a new pair of jeans, or a fancy haircut.

But neither is eating healthy, nor exercise.

No, not unless you want it to be.

Either way, the decision is yours. As long as you accept that, and own it, we can all be friends.

So what happens if your jeans don’t fit in a few weeks, or your tooth hurts?

Don’t worry–we’ll still take care of you (your teeth, that is), because that’s what we (love to) do.

It’s just that most times, we could’ve done it for a lot less (time/money/treatment), if you’d done it sooner, or done your home work.

Like I said, it’s your call.

If a healthy mouth is what you want, call or email us:

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Life Is Short. Smile More.

It’s an often-forgotten fact that the mouth is connected to the rest of the body.

When this simple little truth is forgotten, it skips your attention that it’s part of the whole I-need-to-breathe airway system, this is where each and every bite of your food enters.

You use it to smile, to laugh, to speak and communicate with someone else. It’s a place to put on your lipstick.

To kiss your lover, or blow out the candles on your child’s birthday cake.

If you have a serious health issue, your mouth knows it (even if you can’t see it).

Your mouth (more accurately, ‘oral cavity’) and it’s well-being is related to your overall health. It is, for sure, a part of your body, and if staying healthy is important to you,

it CANNOT, and should not, be ignored.

You don’t really need a new year to start getting healthy; you can start each DAY with that in mind–a walk, or wholesome not-stuffed-with-sugar food, meditation, by throwing that cigarette away.

You can also start each day with a deep breath . . . . and a pearly sparkle.

Life is short. Smile more.

Image source: Those two are my munchkins.

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