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
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
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
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