When you think about success, what comes to mind? Successful businesses, great careers, wonderful relationships? How about success with your health? What would it take for you to feel successful and healthy? I have spent some time lately studying the thoughts of people that I consider successful. ...
April 11, 2018sddsadmin
Belief & Oral Health There is a word that I have learned recently. That word is PRAXIS. It means the integration of belief with our behavior. In other words, what we believe will affect what we do. For many of us, the habits, opinions, and beliefs ...
January 8, 2018sddsadmin
The Oral Fitness for Life Store One of the greatest things that we can offer our clients is a way to completely control their oral disease. When you walk down the mouth care aisle at the local super store in Battle Creek, Marshall, Kalamazoo, or any of the surrounding areas, ...
December 15, 2017sddsadmin
Each year, it is our desire to give back 10% of the time that we work in the office to the mission field. We have spent time in Honduras, and now Kenya is on our list. These projects give us great joy at being able to serve our ...
May 4, 2017sddsadmin
A recent blog post on the health information website, Mercola.com raised a significant issue that is being swept under the rug in the United States. Silver fillings that have been the standard for filling cavities for decades contain at least 50% mercury. According to the website starting July 1, 2018, ...
January 18, 2017sddsadmin
In what is possibly the largest study of its kind, researchers have found a significant connection between periodontal disease and first-time heart attack. Results were published in the journal Circulation. In this large, case-control study, 805 patients who had recently had their first heart attack were compared ...
November 3, 2016sddsadmin
“Dentists should be on the front lines fighting the health crisis that is destroying our nation.” - Michael Roizen, MD , Chief Wellness Officer Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute The mouth is the largest community of bacteria anywhere in your body. There are over 800 pathogens (different types of bacteria) living in our ...
October 11, 2016sddsadmin
A prominent oral pathogen has been detected in cancerous pancreatic tissue, according to a recent study in the journal Oncotarget. Researchers found that Fusobacterium nucleatum was found in pancreatic cancer tissue and that the tumor Fusobacterium species was significantly associated with a worse prognosis for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is one of ...
August 3, 2016sddsadmin
As we have studied the role of our oral health in relationship to our overall health, we have learned that Inflammation is a root cause of most diseases. This includes inflammation in the mouth and how it relates to the rest of the body. Recent studies have proved ...
July 13, 2016sddsadmin
We believe that dentistry should be holistically inclined, biologically based, and not have an impact on the general health of each patient. Silver amalgam fillings are composed of at least 55% mercury – about the same amount that is in a thermometer. As you know, if a thermometer breaks in ...
June 14, 2016sddsadmin
My philosophy of dentistry is simple; I believe that dental disease is 100% preventable and, in most cases, 100% treatable or controllable. We have the choice of being healthy or not. There are four philosophies of care. We strive to work with patients who aspire to at ...
June 8, 2016sddsadmin
At 6 am, the city began to stir. Dogs barked, roosters crowed, diesel truck belched, and the sun began to peak over the mountains in the east. The air was thick with a mix of fog and smoke that would soon burn off as the sun rose ...
February 11, 2016sddsadmin