State Fair

It’s State Fair time – corn dogs, mini donuts, double Ferris wheel, anything-on-a-stick, animal barns, etc., etc. What a great time of the year even though, as a kid, it would mean the end of summer and a return to school.

As the Great Minnesota Get-Together, it also means to me a connection, a cohesiveness or commonality with our fellow Minnesotans.  There is comfort in knowing we are in something together even if it is just people-watching while eating too much food during ten days in Saint Paul in late August.

We love to create that same connection with you when you visit us at Churchill Dental.  Yes, I know what you’re thinking – you’re comparing a day at the Minnesota State Fair with a visit to the dentist?!  That’s a stretch – but we like to create a family feel here like Minnesota creates with its State Fair.  See you by the butter sculptures!

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Zeitgeist – Spirit of the Times

I love words.  Are you ever reading something and come across a word that is so interesting you have to pull out the dictionary?  I did that the other day with the word “zeitgeist.”  It is a German word meaning “spirit of the times,” “taste or outlook characteristic of a period,” “climate of opinion,” or “convention of thought of an era.”  Our world is full of fads, trendy fashions, temporary fixes, zeitgeists, if you may.

Dentistry is no different.  With 33 years of experience I’ve seen things come and go in our profession – ever-changing products, nutrition rights and wrongs, bleaching fads and fiction, scares about silver fillings and now white fillings with BPA’s, X-ray fallacies, etc., etc.  As your down-home dentist, it is up to me and my staff to help you sort through these confusing crazes so you don’t get heisted by a zeitgeist.

Jack Churchill D.D.S.