WHO WE ARE
NATURAL BALANCE FOR THE DENTAL SYSTEM
Our professional goal is to provide a comfortable environment in which every patient is treated as a whole person and has the opportunity to achieve optimal dental health through the latest advances in dentistry.
As a group, we are committed to offering every patient a safe and welcoming environment in which they enjoy open, honest communication and receive the highest quality of care.
DR JOHNSON'S PRACTICE HAS OFFERED QUALITY DENTAL CARE
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS
HOLISTIC TREATMENT PARADIGM
CO-ORDINATED CARE WHEN APPROPRIATE
A COMFORTABLE AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
COMPASSIONATE PERSONALIZED CARE
CONSERVATIVE DENTAL RESTORATIONS
DIGITAL AND COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSTICS
ENHANCED PATIENT EDUCATION
A New Health Paradigm
We welcome the opportunity to share with you a new and exciting health paradigm. This is not based upon drug therapy or learning to live with pain. It has taken years to develop mostly because it takes considerable cooperation among several specialties. It is focused on repairing systems that are not functioning correctly so that the problems (symptoms) will have long-term resolution.
The development of the mouth (including the teeth, jaw bones, jaw joints, muscles, tongue and gums) is influenced significantly by environmental influences as we grow. For example, if we suck our thumb, breathe through our mouth, or chew our fingernails, we distort normal growth of the mouth. This results in distortions in the dental system (crooked teeth, overbites, crooked jaws, etc.)
These distortions in turn affect other systems. A crooked bite will produce a head to neck posture that appears “crooked”. As the neck muscles struggle to compensate, neck pain develops. The muscles of the shoulders and back are recruited to assist the neck muscles, and they in turn struggle.
So now we recognize that bad bites and back pain are connected. As we have explored these relationships, many others have been discovered. The result has been that dentists like Dr. Johnson approach treatment from a “whole-person” perspective, understanding the intimate relationship the dental system shares with the other systems of the body.
Treatment becomes focused on procedures that result in the dental system becoming supportive to the other systems. When your dental system is in balance and functioning properly, you breathe better. You sleep better. Your posture improves. It is a powerful health paradigm.
One aspect that is not different in this paradigm is that early recognition and resolution of issues produces
better results. That leads to the question of “when should my child be examined for proper growth and development”, and “what can I do as a parent to help my child grow as his/her genetics intended”? Hopefully, you will find answers to these questions in the “Growth and Development” section of this website.
A practitioner whose treatment is based in this total health perspective asks about and looks for signs and symptoms that traditional or conventional dentistry does not. Many have inquired why we ask for some of the information we do on the forms you fill out. Hopefully, the above information assists you in understanding how vital this information is. Lastly, we hope you will realize that as the dental system so dramatically impacts the airway,, which is our source for oxygen that every cell in our body needs, treating the dental system to positively impact the airway is fundamental to our practice of helping to enhance total body health.