At GOODHEALTH.dental – You Are More Than Just a Tooth!
Most people associate dentists with just filling cavities or getting their teeth cleaned. For many people, they are just looking for the “drill ‘em, fill ‘em, and bill ‘em” type of practice. Or they seek dental care only when it is an emergency. I always find that very sad.
The reason is that a well trained, experienced dentist can really be a vital part of a person’s comprehensive health team. There are many reasons for the disconnect between the dentist and the patient. But whatever the reason, this disconnect ultimately leads to lack of proper care.
As each dentist works their practice, they develop their own practice philosophy. Some may just want to do the basic restorative work, because this is their comfort zone, or lack of interest or training in other areas. Others do much more, bringing in their knowledge and training in related fields. As a patient myself, I personally always look for the latter in a health care professional.
I have seen so many new patients who have had their cavities filled, but they still suffer from headaches, TMJ (jaw joint) pain, collapsed bites, sleep problems, etc. It is so vitally important to look beyond the teeth, and see that there is a person there.
It is important to work with a dentist that is not a “one man show”. No one person can do it all – or should do it all! A good dentist realizes they are part of the solution, not the solution. It is important to work with someone who has other experts to refer to, be it medical or dental.
Choose a dentist who will listen to you, work with you, and whose practice philosophy resonates with you. You deserve it, your overall health and well being deserve it. After all, you are more than just a tooth!
– By Dr Rose.
If you are looking for a gentle, experienced, holistic dentist in the Solon or Cleveland OH area, you’ve come to the right place. We encourage you to contact us today to learn about the treatments we offer and to arrange a free Meet and Greet with Dr Rose.