There was a sobering headline on Bloomberg last week: According to the latest statistics, we now spend nearly $10,000 on healthcare per person each year, yet our life expectancy is far lower than dozens of other developed nations. We’re number one in the world in spending, yet 27th in terms of life expectancy, just below […]
Tag Archives | oral-systemic health
We live in an era of medical specialists. Cardiologists, endocrinologists, oncologists, gastroenterologists – each tends to focus on parts rather than the whole being. Yet as science continues to evolve, there is ever more evidence that oral health is intimately linked to overall health. While the cardiologist who focuses on hearts may never take mouths […]
From Our Archives: Unexplained Dental Pain Explained – Tooth Extractions, Cavitations, & the Periodontal Ligament
By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN Removing a tooth is certainly an unfortunate event for a patient both physically and emotionally. However, having the tooth properly extracted may prevent health related complications from occurring in years to come. There are two important steps to follow when removing a tooth: First, it is imperative to remove […]
It’s a new year – a time when, like a lot of people, you may be considering a fresh start in many areas of your life. Health goals are most common – losing weight, exercising more, cutting back on sugar, meditating, relaxing, increasing leisure time or developing a commitment to a spiritual practice. As you […]
By now you’ve probably heard something about the risk gum disease poses to your heart health. After all, plaque is plaque. But did you know that gum disease is also associated with increased prevalence of breast cancer? That was the finding of a 2011 study out of Sweden. Researchers followed over 3000 women in their […]
One thing we are deeply grateful for this Thanksgiving is our patients. We appreciate the trust they place in us. We’re honored that they’ve chosen our office out of many to provide for their oral health care needs. So to our patients, we say thank you. Each and every one of you is a gift. […]
If you’re like most people, you’ve at least partly internalized the “expert view” that divorces your teeth from your body, acting as though they have nothing to do with each other. You don’t have to justify the split. After all, the body is an incredibly complex organism. And it’s because of this complexity that the […]
By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN Tongue diagnosis has been used in Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years. Over 280 diseases or “imbalances” can be diagnosed through the proper use of this method. I was first introduced to this concept several years ago, and although I have a very limited experience in this field, […]
By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN If you ask most people, “What do your teeth have to do with your overall health and wellness?” the answer most likely given is, “I never really thought about it,” or “I didn’t know that my teeth had anything to do with my overall health.” But if you ask […]
Comments Policy & Disclaimer
We welcome your comments and review all comments before letting them post. Any comments that include profanity, personal attacks, unfounded allegations or appear to be spam will not be approved. This is a moderated forum.
We regret that we cannot comment or offer advice on specific, personal dental health situations on this blog. Just give us a call at our office instead: (314) 997-2550. We'd be glad to speak with you.
This blog is for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for individual health, fitness or medical advice.