Follow Your Heart | The Smile Squad #9

Follow Your Heart | The Smile Squad #9

Follow Your Heart

By Dr. Jesse Ritter

What do you really want?

It seems like a simple question.

Most of us think we know what we truly want and desire. However, the truth is, a lot of the time we're working towards things, goals and desires that are watered-down suppressed versions of our true desires.

When we start to envision what it is we truly desire, our head starts to think about what is realistically possible for us given our past history, biases and perception of our capabilities AND in a lot of cases, what we THINK WE DESERVE.

When you aim for the extraordinary in your life, it feels emotionally exhilarating to envision being/doing/having it. You must fall in love with that vision first.

If, and only if, you've fallen in love with that vision as a prerequisite AND made the decision you are going to pursue that vision, is it time to use your brain and try to figure out how you're going to do it.


Apply this to goal setting for your family, your career, your health and all other aspects of your life and you may find you unleash a creative spirit inside yourself you never knew existed.

When it comes to your dental health and the appearance of your smile, how do you personally relate?

One one hand, you may feel wonderfully secure and worry free about the condition of your teeth and confident in the image your smile puts forth into the world. It matches how you feel about yourself...healthy, confident and put together. Beautiful.

On the other hand, you may feel very insecure and worry about the condition of your teeth. You may be fearful of when the next tooth is going to break or when you're going to have your next tooth ache. You may notice they are continuing to degrade and wonder if anything can be done about it. You feel your teeth are a source of pain and discomfort in your life. Your smile is not a source of confidence but a source of anxiety for you. It doesn't match who you are inside or who you desire to be...healthy, confident and put together.

Most people fall somewhere in between these two extremes. How about you?

Know this. No matter where you fall on this continuum, you CAN get to where you want to go with your dental health and smile. However, you've got to first accurately answer the question:

What is it you truly want for your dental health and smile?


Welcome Lacey!

This week was Lacey's first week as our new Front Office Receptionist!

Lacey has an extensive background in customer service and is well versed in dealing with dental insurance because she actually worked for a dental insurance company for 10 years. We won't hold that against her though. :)

Lacey exudes a sense of calm and power while simultaneously being hilariously funny. Listen closely when you're talking to Lacey, the punch line of the joke is coming...

In Service,

Dr. Jesse Ritter