A Wish, A Gift, And A Goal

The season of giving is upon us. And no matter your religious, philosophical or political leanings, one thing is clear this time of year – people throughout the land tend to look for opportunities to help others, gather close the ones they love, and help themselves to wrap up the year on the right foot. So with that in mind, we thought we’d suggest three simple, dental-oriented ideas that can help you start the promise of the year a bit early, and in good stead.

The Wish: There’s really no better wish to ask for, regardless of the season, than good health. With that in mind, we’d like to suggest some marvelous resources developed with the health of you and your entire family in mind – there are a few websites: our website, ADA, and Patient Connect. Within these resources of knowledge lies a tremendous amount of information to help us choose a path to wellness, they are certainly worthy of your time. Of course, if you like to keep it old school, you are always welcome to call our office and or make an appointment for a comprehensive exam or consultation.  

The Gift: Over the past few years, you may have become aware of charitable organizations or events that do a tremendous amount of good by relieving suffering and improving health. Organizations like 1000 Smiles, Medical Teams International, and Mission of Mercy, to name a few, all do a tremendous amount of good by treating dental disease and promoting wellness for those disadvantaged or who lack access to care. During this season of giving, perhaps you might consider a donation to one of these charities, or a cause in which you believe, in exchange for something you might purchase for yourself or another. The internal reward we experience when we give to others in need always remains with us for far greater a time than does our latest gadget choice, so consider helping someone or some charity you hold dear this season. The joy is in the giving of our time, talents, and excess resources.

The Goal: Goals are commonplace this time of year, and many times we don’t quite make it through to fulfilling most of them. Even something as simple as flossing nightly easily falls prey to life’s ordered chaos. To fare a little better this year, consider checking out a few books that offer great actionable advice that can help you stay on top of our commitments, reign in distractions and battle that ever weakening “muscle” named willpower. This way, you can actually floss and save your teeth for later in life. Here are our two of our favorites to get you started: Getting Things Done by David Allen, and Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney. There are more tips and tricks in these books to last a lifetime. Enjoy!

Here at Jones Family Dental we enter this holiday season with an attitude of gratitude for this amazing place in which we live, the fantastic people that we share our lives with and opportunities that are before us. Have a truly wonderful close to your year, and we wish you a pleasant, joyful, successful New Year to come.


Jones Family Dental
325 A St #2
Ashland, OR
(541) 488-5088

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