I give my patients something to smile about. This has been my purpose as a dentist. I love giving people the ability to smile their brightest smile sometimes after not having been able to smile for a long time!
2020 was a year that made it difficult to smile due to the pandemic and everything else that transpired last year. Wearing protective masks became mandatory out in public. Now, we can’t smile at each other. We are starting to be able to read when a person is smiling by their eyes.
For some people who are insecure about their teeth and the health of their mouth, I imagine the mask has provided a degree of comfort and confidence. Some people may not want to give the mask up. But I have a better suggestion. Why not use this time, while you have to wear the mask, to get your teeth fixed and improve your oral health?
Hiding behind a mask is not the answer to an unhealthy mouth and teeth you’re afraid to show with a big smile. That is no way to live. The ability to improve your smile is more accessible than ever. And if you’re afraid to go to the dentist, believe me, there are so many ways to make your visits pain-free.
This is a great goal to set for your New Year. Give my office a call and let’s get you on the road to unmasking a beautiful smile. By the time this pandemic is over, you’ll never want to hide behind a mask again. Let’s do it!
Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of Smilecreator Of Naples Talks About The Dangers Of Mandated And/Or Self-Imposed Isolation.
Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, best-selling co-author of the book, The Will To Win, with Brian Tracy, and owner of the Smilecreator of Naples, writes about the similarities he sees in patients that have self-isolated due to oral health and the behavior that is coming to light as a result of the mandated isolation due to COVID-19…
Naples, FL, September 4, 2020: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new article on his website entitled, “Isolation Is Torturous And Nothing To Smile About,”in which Dr. Hernandez talks about his passion to help patients joyfully and confidently re-engage with life.
Dr. Hernandez writes, “Throughout the course of this COVID-19 pandemic, with mandated shelter-in-place orders during which my dental practice was shut down, I’ve been thinking about the effect isolation has on us humans.” He continues, adding, “I see the effects of self-isolation in my practice all too frequently. It made me think about how isolation is often used as a form of torture. In war and in prison, inmates are put into isolation in order to make them comply, behave or give up some bit of information.”
“After so many months of social distancing and staying away from groups of people,” Dr. Hernandez acknowledges, “I too have begun to feel the unpleasant effects. Many people I know are feeling lethargic and depressed.” He adds, “We humans need interaction. We need hugs and handshakes. We need to move around and express ourselves joyfully and freely.”
According to Dr. Hernandez, “In my practice I have come to recognize the effects of isolation on patients who have self-isolated, sometimes for years, due to the condition of their teeth.” He states, “For anyone with good teeth, this may be difficult to comprehend. However, there are many people who suffer as a result of having teeth that for whatever reason are not simply less than ideal but may have been the source of teasing or bullying, lost as a result of illness or accidents. There are many reasons.” “How one got the teeth in the condition that would cause them to self-isolate is not the issue,” he states, adding, “Returning them to a state of joyful living and self-confidence is my focus.”
Nilo A. Hernandez Jr., DDS, DICOI completed I dental degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. Prior to that, he also completed dental training overseas that placed much emphasis on surgery and trauma procedures. With so much training in the surgical arts, it’s no wonder that he has excelled on this chosen path with the greatest of passion and vigor.
Since 1991, Dr. Hernandez has placed and restored well over 10,000 dental implants and has achieved and maintained an extremely high success rate. Not only is he involved with the surgical aspect, but he has always been involved with the restorative side as well. For many years, he has been teaching dentist to become extraordinary with predictable results. As program chairman at two illustrious dental teaching clinics, he was instrumental in bringing implant dentistry to the mainstream at those centers and still is to this day. He has published numerous articles, books and has been featured in many television and radio shows.
More Than Smiles Implants Also Restore Confidence
In my work as a dentist, with a specialty in implantology, I have experienced more fulfillment in my chosen profession than I could have ever imagined. Much of that fulfillment comes when I help restore a patient’s smile through the use of implants. What I have learned over the years, is that, yes, their smile is restored. But more importantly, their confidence and joy in living is restored.
I have patients who, when they find me, have not been out of their homes in years because they have lost many or most of their teeth. They cannot chew real food and they are often in pain due to infections. Some people end up this way due to fear of dentists. I consider these patients some of the most courageous people I’ve ever met. It takes courage, after hiding and being in pain for a long time to muster the energy and wherewithal to take action to change such depressing circumstances. And to overcome their fear of dentists.
Implants are the next best thing to real teeth. They look, feel and function like your natural teeth, so you can chew all foods and you can be confident in your smile. Of course, there are other things that can damage a smile. Accidents can leave teeth broken. Sports are notorious for knocking teeth out or breaking them.
Restoring my patients love of life by giving them the ability to express their joy with a big bright smile, is one of the greatest joys of my chosen profession. If you’ve been looking for a way to break out of the isolation that may have been going on for far too long, give my office a call and let’s restore your smile and your confidence and your joy in living.