Oral Systemic Dentist – Taking Dentistry to the Next Level
Hello Readers! I’m excited to announce my partnership with oral systemic dentist- Dr. Alireza Panahpour. I will be working for and with Dr. Panahpour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in his Bellevue, Washington office as his dental hygienist/periodontal therapist/myofunctional therapist, alongside an incredible dental team, including Maria and Kimberly, the smiling faces you see first. It’s exciting to have a dentist with a philosophy similar to mine!
Dr. Panahpour is on the forefront of dental prevention, treating the cause of disease instead of just the symptoms- this is dentistry beyond drill’em, fill’em and yank’em. He specializes in looking at the entire mouth-body connection. He uses gentle air abrasion instead of the dental drill to remove tooth decay, as well as ozone to treat infection. He sees children! (Wouldn’t you prefer your child have gentle air abrasion instead of needles and drilling?) He monitors bacteria and other pathogens. He’s got a 3-D x-ray, lasers and many other high tech instruments. All my favorite tools, products and philosophies in one office.
As many of my fabulous, faithful readers know, I am passionate about oral health. I constantly talk about how important it is to treat and prevent oral diseases caused by gum disease, tooth decay, bad breath, and even breathing problems and sleep apnea. I am a total dental hygiene geek, I fully admit it. (I read dental journals in my spare time.) Finding a fellow dental geek is like finding a patient who actually flosses, 😉 ! I am deep into readings that Dr. Panahpour has already given me. He and I are excited to team up and offer you the next level of oral health care. It’s time to close the gap between the medical and dental professions, and work together toward total body wellness. Dr. Panahpour understands these connections and has many other health professionals he partners with to find the causes of health issues, and help you on your journey towards health.
I’ve been writing a dental health blog for over two years now, and have many articles discussing these connections. Please explore my blog posts. If you have dental questions, please feel free to contact me. My email address and contact info is on the bottom. If you see a highlighted word, click on it and it’ll take you to my references. Everything I write will either be my stated opinion or have a reference or two cited.
My goal, as your personal Oral Health “Life Guard” and Oral Wellness Coach is to customize a program that will fit your oral needs and goals, and help you learn best practices for a healthy mouth/healthy life. Yes, from a dental hygienist! Come see me for a new dental wellness experience. I’m excited to meet you, and help you stop having cavities, bleeding gums, bad breath, oral pain. I’m thrilled to be in an office that puts into place all the things I’ve written about and recommended all these years!Call Maria – 888-338-6336 select option #2 for the Washington office, and come see me for a unique, positive and gentle dental hygiene experience! I look forward to meeting you.
Barbara Tritz RDH, BS
Dental Hygienist/Periodontal Co-Therapist
Specialist in Myofunctional Therapy