Category: Oral Fitness for Life

Your Dental Health Attitude

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Apr2018
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. ... Read More
April 11, 2018sddsadmin
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Jan2018

Belief & Oral Health

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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 ... Read More
January 8, 2018sddsadmin
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Dec2017

The Oral Fitness for Life Store

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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, ... Read More
December 15, 2017sddsadmin
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May2017
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 ... Read More
May 4, 2017sddsadmin
amalgam-fillings

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Jan2017
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, ... Read More
January 18, 2017sddsadmin
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Oct2016

Do My Gums Bleed?

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“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 ... Read More
October 11, 2016sddsadmin
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Jul2016

Dental Fitness

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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 ... Read More
July 13, 2016sddsadmin
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Jun2016

Four Levels of Care

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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 ... Read More
June 8, 2016sddsadmin
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Feb2016
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 ... Read More
February 11, 2016sddsadmin
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Jul2015
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 ... Read More
July 30, 2015DrSteely
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Jul2015
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 ... Read More
July 7, 2015DrSteely
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Jun2015
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 ... Read More
June 17, 2015DrSteely