The United States is made up of people from all cultures, backgrounds, and lifestyles. These can vary based on states, cities, towns, and even neighborhoods. The Southwest has a culture of its own with great people who have a charm about them. Many see the Southwest as a place filled with people who are kind, enjoy turquoise, full of cowboy-type people, and where the elderly come for the winter. While some of that may be true, there are different lifestyles and cultures in Arizona, as well. We here at Prescott Dentistry understand not only the depths of cosmetic and general dentistry services but also the Southwest charm. We highly value both great oral health services and great interpersonal communication in which we get to know our each of our clients and what is unique about them.
History of Southwest
The history of Arizona comes with rich culture, a value for the land, working the land, and connection with those you love. Three Native American cultures claimed the area as home before most people settled here. These three included the Anasazi, who built cliff dwellings; the Hohokam, who created complex irrigation systems; and the Mogollon who hunted and farmed along the rivers. These tribes lived peaceably until the Spanish invaded in 1600’s. While other Native cultures located south in Mexico were wiped out by the Spanish, these tribes in Arizona were not only able to survive but were also positively impacted. They adopted tools, plants, sheep, and horses from the Spanish influence. Over the next thousand years, other tribes came into the area consisting of farmers, villagers, and nomadic lifestyles. These tribes included the Yuma, Pima, Pueblo, Zuni, Hopi, Mojave, Yaqui, Navajo, and Apache.
With the Native tribes overcoming the Spanish invasion, battles between tribes, and even the Europeans landing, there was a level of strength that was sown into the people of Arizona. The core of the population was able to overcome immense trials, while valuing the land they lived in as well as holding onto the value for family and connection.
How Culture Affects Your Dentist
Arizona is rich with culture, different lifestyles, and an ability to embrace people for their differences. Prescott Dentistry is proud of who we are and the Arizona we grew up in. We love what Arizona has to offer through the people that make it up, the rich history, and the various, beautiful types of scenery you can embrace. We have a genuine value for who people are, where they come from, and how we, as their friendly dental office, can help provide the most beautiful smile.
We are a family-run dental office that values people, not just services. Arizona is rich in connection between people and overcoming trials and we believe in making the best possible outcomes out of not-so-fun dental issues that may arise. We are here to help you overcome various dental trials and feel triumphant following our services. Contact us today for an appointment!
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