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Dental Health Coach

Dr. TJ Bolt - Friday, March 11, 2011 | Comments (0)

In order to help patients prevent disease, preserve health, and reduce dental repair costs my team and I are focused on prevention instead of just fixing disease. My Team is trained to enter into a coaching relationship where they help people set goals, understand the cause of disease, create strategies that are specifically designed to aide in helping each individual take control of their health.

Keep in mind that the typical person travels around and around the disease cycle, fixing and repairing, moving from temporary health to a disease state, and then back to temporary health again. The reason for this is because the model that the dentist is following just repairs without looking at the cause of the problem. I see people entering into my practice each week and I can tell immediately if the person came from a health centered office or a repair (disease centered) office. The hazard to the individual who is spinning around the disease cycle is that if they stay in that cycle long enough, they can start to lose their teeth. A person who is in their 50’s-60’s can find their mouth in a state of disrepair while going to the dentist every 6 months. I have always said that the best dentistry is no dentistry.

Dental plaque is a prime initiator of both gum disease and tooth decay. We keep score with our patients and show them how to prevent all future dental disease. This allows the person to take control of their own health and not leave it to fate or luck. The process and strategies are wrapped around a unique structure called the Dental Fitness Program. This program has given people the knowledge, understanding, and power to prevent gum disease. Now computerized, it gives patients the tools to see their progress as well as areas they need to work on. For those interested in Health and Prevention of dental disease, the program is vital to you, your family and children, and future generations.

A few of the many benefits are: dramatically lowering your dental repair costs, protecting and preserving your oral and general health, minimize pain and discomfort, eliminate fear of going to the dentist, focus on health and not disease. By working with dentists that are health centered you will always be in control of your own future. Those teams are trained to guide you to make informed choices, helping to create life long relationships that are positive and life affirming. This is a quality of life issue. If you would like more information please visit my website at www.drtjbolt.com or call me at 402-572-8000. You will be glad you did.

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