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
“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
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
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
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
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
In previous blogs I have shared with you the connection between systemic health and oral health. We have identified the specific bacteria in saliva that causes gum and bone breakdown. We can then connect these bacteria to systemic inflammation. Going one step further we are now able to identify genetic ...
February 12, 2015DrSteely