My Emergency Dental Speaks Out About Connection Between Dental and Mental Health
During Mental Health Awareness Month, an Atlanta-based emergent dental care provider cautions patients of the mental health implications of poor dental hygiene and oral health.
Marietta, GA (PRUnderground) May 23rd, 2023
My Emergency Dental provides routine, cosmetic, and emergency dental care to patients in Atlanta, GA, and surrounding areas. Their experienced dental providers specialize in creating a calm, welcoming environment where patients can feel comfortable and receive top-notch care without judgment. For Founder and CEO Dr. Jennifer Burke, creating an inviting and comfortable treatment environment is critical to helping patients overcome their fears and maintain good oral and mental health.
Dr. Burke has been a practicing dentist in the Atlanta metropolitan area for over five years. She is a member of the Hinman Dental Association and the American Dental Association. While she relies on her formal education, training, and experience when performing procedures in the office, Dr. Burke’s most powerful tool is her ability to help patients feel comfortable in her care, regardless of how long it has been since they have seen a dentist.
“Many people don’t realize the impact that discolored, crooked, or missing teeth can have on a person,” remarked Dr. Burke. “It can impact their self-esteem, their willingness to be social, and even their ability to get a job. At My Emergency Dental, we know it takes courage to come to the dentist, and we strive to ensure every patient that walks through our doors knows that no one in our office is there to judge them. We want to help them with their dental health problems, whether that means urgent dental care like a tooth extraction or helping to fit them with dentures, so they feel comfortable smiling for pictures again.”
Mental Health Awareness Month was established in the United States in May 1949 to help address the stigma that often accompanies mental health issues. Educating individuals about mental health prevention, diagnosis, and treatment can help those struggling with these issues to find the support and help they need to lead fuller, healthier lives. Maintaining proper oral health is a great way to prevent depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. A bright, healthy smile not only improves a patient’s physical health, but it can also do wonders for their mental health.
“When a patient doesn’t like how their teeth look, their confidence suffers,” stated Dr. Burke. “They may avoid smiling at or talking to others. Because of the pain in their mouth, they may even struggle with eating healthy foods. It is a real challenge, but we can give these patients a new lease on life. When we address their tooth problems, their oral health improves, as does their whole outlook on life.”
My Emergency Dental offers financing through Sunbit for patients without insurance for dental services, bringing dental treatment within reach for many more patients.
To learn more about how My Emergency Dental helps patients improve their oral health or to schedule an appointment, call 470-523-8118 or visit www.MyEmergencyDental.com.
About My Emergency Dental
My Emergency Dental offers general and cosmetic dental services. They pride their own state-of-the-art equipment and dental urgent care experts who are always on hand to answer the questions of their patients — 7 days a week from 8 AM until midnight.