I came across a recent study that was found in the journal of Experimental Gerontology that looked at 1,385 patients older than 75 years at the largest dental hospital in Shanghai, China. The study was done between Jan. 2010 and Dec. 2014. It was done to see if there ...
April 3, 2020sddsadmin
This is a new era for all of us. The emergence of a new Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, has changed the way that we do dentistry like night and day. As we comply with the governors, the Michigan Dental Association, and the American Dental Associations recommendations of social distancing ...
April 3, 2020sddsadmin
Ibuprofen and Coronavirus Many of you know that I have studied with Brad Bale and Amy Doneen regarding the Bale Doneen Method of Heart Attack prevention. Brad and Amy are staunch advocates for the role of dentistry in the overall inflammation prevention that occurs in our bodies. The statistics ...
March 31, 2020sddsadmin
As we all know, the times have been changing due to the global pandemic with the COVID-19 virus. We are all in this together and we are here to help you should a dental emergency arise. In this down time, I have done a lot of reading in ...
March 19, 2020sddsadmin
Every time that I look in someone’s mouth and see silver – mercury fillings, my heart begins to sink. This material, while used for years in dentistry is not healthy for people. The alloy known as amalgam, is a mixture of several metals and “bound” together with mercury ...
February 17, 2020sddsadmin
It is always an honor to serve those that are in need. Once again this year, we had the privilege of being a part of Global Villages Ministries and one of their three Medical / Dental trips to Kenya, Africa. We have come to discover that the Maasai ...
July 19, 2018sddsadmin
Have you ever thought that there might be a better way to restore your mouth than to place a bunch of crowns? When you think about it, if a tooth has all of its enamel on it, does it make sense to remove all of that good, God given ...
May 2, 2018sddsadmin
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
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
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
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
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