Dr. Urresti and some of the staff (and kiddos!) repping the practice at the Big Brother Big Sister 10k 🙂 Brrrrr!
Why we participate in these events
We believe in being a good community partner and find these events to be a great ways to bring our staff together outside of the office. Charlottesville has so many wonderful nonprofits, and all of the races and events that we’ve supported this year have benefited amazing organizations and causes. We want to have a positive impact in our community, and we’ve found that supporting these races and events can make a meaningful difference.
I smile when I run and I run to smile. I’ve found that the most productive way for me to manage my stress is through cardiovascular exercise. I’m the best version of myself, personally and professionally, when I’m frequently and regularly exercising.
It hasn’t always been that way. It took me a long time to realize the myriad benefits that regular exercise could have on my life. One good habit leads to another, which leads to another. Now that I’ve discovered the missing ingredient, I can’t go without it. And once you discover something that’s made a difference in your life, you just start sharing it with anyone and everyone who will listen.
We believe in supporting healthy living. Sure, we’re dentists, but we’re interested in your general health, too. There’s a movement in dentistry to put the mouth back into the body and treat the whole person, not just the teeth. Yes, our area of expertise will always be oral health, but we want to focus on how your oral health relates to your overall health, too.
There’s an old spiritual: “the toe bone connected to the foot bone,” and so on. Everything in your body is connected to everything else, so good or poor health in one area will inevitably have an affect on something else down the line. There is a significant amount of evidence that a healthy mouth promotes a healthy heart. The same inflammation found in the gums can be found in plaques that build up in your coronary arteries causing myocardial infarctions (heart attacks). Your body is too interconnected to ignore any one part of it.