by, Sophia Lenore
To my melanated family
My Black and Brown people – My minorities
Why are we so misguided and ignorant to what’s really important?
Where are our priorities?
We must take responsibility for our own health and well being – while simultaneously dismantling the institutional racism within the healthcare system – we must make a fuss!
Because ‘the powers that be’ are on a covert mission to kill you, me & us!
Dental health disparities continue to have detrimental effects on the Black and Brown communities – causing sever health problems and even death.
Your mouth is apart of your body - So oral hygiene is a vial part of your overall health.
Bacteria, infections and disease can build up and invade your bloodstream through your mouth with every breath.
So we must remain vigilant while taking accountability and responsibility for our health & oral hygiene – which is tremendously more important than our hair
And our fashion obsessions
We must reprioritize our lives to focus on what’s most important – this includes placing your health before vanity and material possessions.
This includes remaining educated and well versed
This includes putting your life & health first …
Ep. 72: A Mouthful of Wisdom with Sheriese Ferguson
In this week’s episode, we amplify the voice of Sheriese Ferguson, RDH! Sheriese Ferguson knows oral health is overall health. From a young age, her parents taking her to the dentist regularly made a lasting impression. She knew then she wanted to work in dental health. When she found herself working in finance for twelve years, she began getting burnt out and decided it was time to do what she always wanted to do: work in the dental field.
In this episode, we conversate about:
The percentage of dentists that are minorities
The correlation of oral and heart health
How your medical history presents itself in your mouth
Where can you find Sheriese Ferguson?
Brown Girl, RDH: https://browngirlrdh.org/
The Global Foundation For Dental Healthcare & Awareness https://gfdha.org/
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