Holistic dentists and alternative health professionals have a common ground: each sees the big picture. Holistic health practitioners see the human body as one giant puzzle. When disassembled, the puzzle is merely a pile of random pieces. When assembled, however, the puzzle creates a picture that is in itself greater than any one piece. In this way, holistic dentists and other alternative health professionals pay particular attention to patients’ mental, physical, and social needs, recognizing that each contributes to overall health.
Miami dentist Ted Herrmann often asks patients: Are your gums putting your heart at risk? Not surprisingly, this question is often answered with confused looks and shoulder shrugs. Not many Miami dental professionals are asking their patients this question, despite growing research that points to a serious connection between gum disease and heart disease.
It’s that time of year! Jingle bells, gingerbread cookies, and the turning of another calendar year are on the horizon. As we reflect on the passing year, let us look towards the next with enthusiasm, hope, and dedication to better health. When it comes to pursuing better oral health, Assure a Smile would like to take a moment and urge patients to think Holistic.