Some Patients Visit Their Dentists For Basic Health Screenings
While we spend most of our time looking at teeth in our midtown Manhattan dental office, every once in awhile a story comes out that we just have to share. A local news station reported yesterday that a growing number of people are turning to their dentists rather than their doctors for basic check ups. To respond to these people, qualified licensed dentists nationwide are performing more basic health check up screenings than before, examining patients for blood pressure irregularities and looking for more kinds of diseases.
Now, we don't want to give the impression that we are competing with any of Manhattan's fine doctors, but as lovers of our patients and their health, this story has us tickled pink. Not only do we provide regular 6 month dental check ups for things such as sleep apnea, TMJ and oral cancer, but we are thrilled that patients are trusting their dentists to perform other kinds of examinations. It makes our dentists feel blessed that we have such good patients, and we love knowing that, even though some patients are afraid of the dentist, others actually look forward to visiting our office!