Coinciding with our 4th year practice anniversary, I’m excited to announce our next community-minded program. Each month, we will be featuring a different local business in what we’re calling our “Small Business Spotlight.”
There are more distractions than ever in our lives today. Meditation is a non-religious, pressure-free, calming way to isolate yourself from these distractions. The practice of mindfulness meditation is a simple habit to develop with an endless list of benefits.
In our busy world, we are pulled in so many directions and this stress can be overwhelming. There are an endless list of items demanding our attention and everyone struggles with maintaining that magic word: BALANCE.
Do you know someone who suffers from loud snoring, daytime fatigue or poor sleep quality? These can all be symptoms of sleep apnea, a dangerous condition that often leads to cardiovascular,metabolic diseases and, in rare cases, death. Since most people visit their dentist more often than their medical doctor, I have taken many courses over my career to educate myself on how I can help patients with sleep apnea or snoring problems.
On Sunday, April 7th, I am hosting the first annual Lewis Center Honor Ride. Twenty veterans and twenty of their guests will be provided a meal, transportation and admission to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in downtown Columbus. Panera Bread is providing the meals and serving as the meeting site for our event. The Ride, a local, veteran-owned business, and Stoner Periodontal and Implant Specialists are providing the transportation to and from the museum.
As a local business owner and resident of Lewis Center, I believe everyone has a role to play in creating a great community. Lewis Center provides many opportunities to get involved in outreach work. I consider it an exciting and positive day when I am able to make an impact outside the physical walls of Moore Dental and connect with our community.
I am committed to practicing gratitude every day this year. I believe that intentionally practicing small acts of gratitude each day will allow me to be my best self and create an incredible and positive 2019 for myself, my family and my patients.
Simply put, the are two only reasons children get cavities in their baby teeth: 1. Not brushing well enough or long enough 2. Eating and drinking too much sugar Obviously, this topic is more complicated than this, though. In hopes of providing a simple blueprint, I would like to explain how best to take care of children’s teeth.
Whether it is a high school student afflicted with paralyzing “Senioritis” or a stay-at-home mother looking to return to the workforce, we all know someone who is struggling with decisions regarding their future. I recently read “Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You” by Cal Newport. This interesting book is more about its subtitle, “Why skills trump passion in the quest for work you love”, than it is about the famous Steve Martin quote from which it derives its main title. I dissected this book less for my own career’s benefit, but more for the patients of all ages I see who are deciding college majors and career changes.
There are many Do It Yourself home projects that can be fun, rewarding and thrifty. Many people enjoy creating a garden and or working on craft projects at home. Adventurous DIY enthusiasts may even make their own yogurt, laundry detergent or wine! However, most of us would cringe at the thought of Do It Yourself dental or medical procedures. Yet there are multi million-dollar companies offering these services and I find it extremely concerning (at best) and these procedures have the potential to be extremely dangerous.