Monday, May 19, 2014

The more things change the more they stay the same.

Spring is really here!! Or is it summer or still winter? The weather here in Louisville has been so up and down it is shocking, yet that's the Ohio river valley. Derby and Easter have come and gone. It's time for getting ready for lake trips and vacations.

Just like spring comes every year so do things go on a path that can be predicted. Tooth decay does not fix itself and in my experience gets worse when not repaired.

Every once in a while we get a patient whose life gets busy and they take a while before they are back in to get their restorations to remove the decay. It is always worse than when diagnosed. Life gets ahead of us often but we have to remember to take care of ourselves.

The office continues to listen to a mix of music. I went to see a band from Alaska last week named Portugal the man. They are not from Portugal, I was informed by my friend who invited me. There is always something new under the sun yet at the end of the day it is all music.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Winter Blah's in like a Lion!

I am not sure I want to blame climate change for our current situation but I do want to blame some annoying snow!! This weather is enough to drive someone crazy. Here in Louisville at least twice now we've gone from 70-80 to freezing in 24-48 hours. Hopefully spring is around the corner. Spring is a time of the year I like to re-evaluate my health and dietary habits in a spring cleaning of the body. Our overall health is of utmost importance from what fuel we put in our bodies to how we maintain it.

This couldn't be more true of our dental health. Each year more items are reflected to be linked to unhealthy teeth and gums. I personally have begun to look at my diet and particularly the amount of fats and proteins derived from animals.

Each person may have a different area they which to focus on but spring is a time for renewal, Lent, Easter, dog woods blooming and Derby right around the corner, its a great time to be in Louisville and alive for that matter. In our practices we have been focusing on cleaning as well, cleaning out any old treatment ideas and making sure our focus on positive patient care and forward thinking dental treatment in Louisville continues.

In music I have been continuing to expand my scope of music to include more indie-rock and electronic music. This includes a band I was turned onto by a friend. They are called The War on Drugs and in the past included a Philadelphia artist I saw at Forecastle named Kurt Vile. Their new album is available to preview on NPR music and is as if 70's era Tom Petty were channeling Dire Straights and Brian Eno with a bit of Fleetwood Mac guitars.

As always Annie clark aka St. Vincent keeps me excited with her new album, her approach to take organic music and completely disguise it as electronica continues to amaze me. Sounds that should be horns or keyboards may in fact be synths or processed guitars. After her collaboration with David Byrne in 2012 the workaholic Dallas native brings to mind a very powerful woman with art and music sensibilities as well as a great background in design that few can claim. Annie get your gun or Axe in this case because she is a killer guitarist.

In the office we have been listening to more country, reggae and classic jam bands like The Grateful dead based upon patient and team requests. You can always expect to hear something new, fun, or interesting in one of our locations.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

How about that Weather?

It's the Polar Vortex here in Louisville and school is closed. I know its affecting things in Louisville when I visit the local Target to find it praticaly empty. Who would have ever thought that anything could keep people out of their neighborhood Taaaarget, as I've heard it pronounced. I am an avid follower of the daily and weekly economic news and I often stop and consider how the economy and our lives and workplaces are affected by weather.

A great example is last winter and spring was unseasonably warm year which allowed a lot of extra construction and new housing starts which helped fuel the growth of our economy and its recovery. This year it is quite different over nine thousand airline flights are cancelled. I will be interested in seeing the economic effects of this Polar Vortex has had on our U.S. economy.

Our offices are open because we love what we do and there are people that are willing to brave the ultra cold temperatures to care for their teeth.