Dentist Encourages Mindful Dentistry

The New York Times (9/21, Gelles, Subscription Publication) states that “everyone should be brushing their teeth twice a day, bookending the day,” says Dr. Fern White, a dentist in Australia who practices mindful dentistry. “If you do so mindfully, you can also be ‘brushing your brain.’” The article shares an approach for mindful brushing, including breathing and relaxation tips. Dr. White says mindful brushing “sets a peaceful tone for the day ahead or the night ahead.”