Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Review: Dream Big . . . Smile Big! by Sid Solomon, DDS

I will admit it. I have a fear of dentists. The very first dentist I can remember going to when I was a child - well, let's just say he was not very nice. I don't remember his name, but I do remember his face. That is when the fear set in and it has stuck with me since.
   Plus, the fact that the enamel on my teeth are not very strong requires me to see dentists often because of the amount of cavities that I inevitably get makes my visits less than ideal.
   But, I went into the book Dream Big . . . Smile Big! by Sid Solomon with an open mind. The first part of the book is an autobiography. It lets you get to know Solomon, which is a
boon because he then goes into descriptions of dental procedures. Boring? Not really, because Solomon describes the procedures in a way that a layman can understand them. If he had written it like a college textbook, I would have had no idea what he was writing about.
   He also gives you tips on how to obtain or maintain optimal dental health. He touches on diabetes (without making a distinction between types) and explains how diabetics generally have worse dental health. That was something that I did not know.
   This is a good . . . and short (101 pages) . . . read.
Full disclosure: I was sent this book free of charge, and received compensation, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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