When you think of someone with hypertension (more commonly known as high blood pressure), you probably don’t picture a twenty-year old. Indeed, most studies exploring the relationship between periodontal disease and hypertension have researched middle-aged or older populations. However, new research from Japan shows that this relationship exists regardless of age. ...
September 16, 2015DrSteely
Whether your planning a relaxing or adventurous vacation your well-being is important while on holidays, but it’s easy to overlook some of your daily routines when you’re busy or distracted. Your oral care never gets time off, and although a dental emergency can occur unexpectedly, a little preplanning can give you ...
August 11, 2015DrSteely
The muscle condition known as myofascial pain (from the roots "myo," meaning muscle;and "fascia," the covering of the muscle) affects millions of people. After age 40, the incidence of myofascial pain increases dramatically. Despite years of study, we still do not completely understand the condition-but we do have a clear picture ...
July 30, 2015DrSteely
Children with inflammatory bowel disease tend to have more caries, increased inflammation, and a greater need of periodontal treatment, according to a recent study in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. The study population consisted of 110 children, half of which were on remission from an outpatient inflammatory bowel disease clinic. All ...
July 15, 2015DrSteely
A large cohort study out of Finland has given us another reason to keep our smiles whole and healthy: Missing teeth are associated with a whole host of health problems. In this study, whose findings were published in the Journal of Dental Research, researchers found that having five or more missing ...
July 7, 2015DrSteely
Most dental care is delivered in response to something that has happened. It may be a toothache, the breaking of a tooth, an infection, or something with the bite. Over time, the mouth begins to look like a painting done by different painters, almost like a house that is remodeled ...
June 17, 2015DrSteely
My team and I have been privileged to spend a few days with some of the leading experts in the relationship between your dental health and your overall health. These are pioneers in their respective fields and have spent their entire careers focused on wellness and how to best help ...
June 10, 2015DrSteely
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have found promising results when it comes to periodontal therapy and men with abnormal prostate symptoms. Their findings were published in the journal Dentistry. In the study, 27 men who went through prostate biopsy because of an abnormal exam or elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels ...
May 27, 2015DrSteely
According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes spend 2.3 times more in medical care than people without diabetes. As the cost of health care rises, the cost of this epidemic also rises. With almost 26 million diabetics in the United States, the health costs are staggering. Nearly 8.3 ...
May 11, 2015DrSteely
Most people have experienced a lag in memory after a bad night’s sleep, but new research says chronic sleep disordered breathing might actually hasten cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the NYU School of Medicine and the Rutgers School of Public Health examined the prevalence of sleep disordered breathing in ...
April 30, 2015DrSteely
One of the most consistent findings in all chronic illnesses (from gum disease to tooth decay to heart disease to cancer, arthritis and heavy metal poisoning) is the tendency for the body to become more acidic than ideal. The pH of the blood is one of the most tightly controlled ...
April 22, 2015DrSteely
A recent report from the American Dental Association showed that the number of adults visiting the dentist at least yearly has been declining over the past 7 years. As recently as 2010, it appears that more and more adults are putting off dental visits in an effort to save money. ...
March 16, 2015DrSteely