Dr. Aarthi Raghavan, DMD

Optimal Oral Health : A Marathon

“The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost;
to be everywhere, is to be nowhere”.

As 2022 draws to a close and brings on the hope and wishes for 2023, it’s important to reflect on some of our efforts to achieve optimal oral health for our community.

Sometimes, people think of us and only think of teeth. Teeth are only but a small yet significant portion of what we focus on. 

Every morning when our team reads our mission statement and finishes off by saying: 

“On a good day we save smiles and on a great day we save lives”, each one of us truly strives to achieve it.

As an office that is dedicated to educating patients, we are also lifelong learners.

Healthy teeth, optimal positioning of teeth, clean and healthy gums are the rock-solid foundation; however, supporting musculature, a very hard working TMJ and the tongue are vital parts of the nourishment, breathe, speak and support spectrum of the face.

Our team is proud to have helped several patients with myo-functional therapy for prevention of TMJ disorders or reactive therapy for pain, unrelated to teeth.

We have also helped cure diseases like caries, gum disease, and help set up optimal oral hygiene regimens for patients at home, because we truly believe your oral care does not stop once you step out of our office. A “white smile” is not always a healthy smile.

We have helped several patients with treatment of sleep Apnea, snoring and other sleep disorders, truly living up to our mission statement as Sleep related Disorders are the leading cause of cardiac morbidity and mortality in the United States, but are also linked to dementia, early cognitive decline, Depression, anxiety and motor vehicle accidents.

We were able to provide migraine relief for patients suffering from Chronic migraines, thereby restoring their quality of life.

Implants have brought back scores of patients to nourish themselves and smile wide.

What we are most thankful for is the ability to bring our best selves to our patients and our team members so we can continue to exchange care and help our patients live their healthiest lives!

Healthy Goals for 2023

  1. Use optimized and vetted tools to Brush 2 X times every day (especially during the holidays)
  2. Floss at least once with waterpik or string floss
  3. Be mindful of your diet- nourish yourself more, indulge a bit.
  4. Keep up with wellness visits 
  5. Tackle diseases early on
  6. Focus on maintenance therapy

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