Welcome to Dr. Jill Wade's Blog
Welcome to Dr J's Pearls of Wisdom Blog. Your smile is the window to the rest of your body. It provides subtle details to your over all health, stress level, and age. Maintaining and enhancing your smile is critical to your self confidence. Dr Jill Wade will give you insight on how to do just that.
Monday, February 10, 2014
I enjoyed partaking in the annual Go Red Luncheon hosted by the American Heart Association of Dallas. This year's speaker was Former Vice President Dick Cheney. Here is a small portion of his speech. I am excited to continue my contribution to connecting the links of systemic disease such as cardiovascular disease & dental wellness.
To schedule an appointment for your dental wellness visit at Stonebriar Smile Design, contact us at our Frisco Dental Practice 972.377.7800 or email email@example.com.
For dental & medical professionals to learn more about the Oral Systemic Link & see Dr. Wade's lectures visit: www.relevancehealth.com/events.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Incorporating a dental wellness model into Stonebriar SmileDesign has been a task that has not only fulfilled me as a healthcare professional and dentist, but has also allowed me to explore options of how to truly optimize total health through dentistry.
After more than 100 hours of continuing education learning the science, building the business model to infuse into my practice, and educating my team to be the best wellness providers - we have a comprehensive approach to offer our patients and other healthcare professionals.
We proudly accepted The Orkos Award for Clinical Case Study in 2013. This award recognizes utilizing technology such as perioprotect trays to optimize patients total health. Click here to see our complete case study and award information.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
After being a dentist for almost 20 years, I have found that trends come and go in dentistry. One year whitening is a hot topic, the next a new material to use in the office. I was blown away when I began my role as a founding member of The Academy of Oral Systemic Health. The science and studies emerging from both the medical profession & dental community are relating more and more systemic diseases to oral health.
As your dentist, I want to ensure that I can optimize your total health through dentistry. This means that you need to understand the connections of oral health to other systemic diseases. Over the next several weeks I will take 1 systemic condition at a time and elaborate on its relationship to oral health.
You might be surprised at just how much your oral health can affect your total health.
Stay tuned, our first topic will be heart disease & strokes. Studies show over 70% of stroke victims had an undiagnosed dental infection that could have lead to their stroke.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Of each patient I see during the day at Stonebriar Smile Design, the most common question I receive, especially around they holidays is: “What is the quickest and easiest way to enhance or brighten my smile before the holiday?”
To most peoples surprise some dental cosmetic whitening / enhancing options are very simple and relatively inexpensive.
1. Take-home whitening trays - These are custom trays that are fitted to impressions or molds we take of your teeth. You receive our professional grade teeth whitening solution to wear at home for 15 min - 1 hour each session. Many people achieve a great result in 5 - 7 applications in a row. Once you have initially achieved a great result patients typically can maintain by popping in trays after each dental cleaning or prior to a specific event.
2. Electric Toothbrushes - I know it may sound cheesy, but electric or sonic toothbrushes offer an amazing way to keep your smile healthy and remove build-up and debris from staining your teeth between your professional dental cleanings. They can offer up to over 32,000 brush strokes per minute! Try achieving that with a manual brush!
3. Professional In-office teeth whitening - For the person who wants instant gratification and the maximum result possible for whitening their teeth, this is the way to go. These procedures have also become very affordable and make great gifts! In as little a 4 - 15 minute whitening sessions at Stonebriar Smile Design, you can achieve an 8 shade change in 1 day!
4. Cosmetic Dental Crowns / Veneers - This is a more permanent step towards achieving straight / white teeth; however, surprisingly enough in 2 appointments you can have a completely new designed smile. Call the office today, and ask for your complimentary cosmetic consultation.
5. Invisalign- Often times people are wanting to correct misaligned or crooked teeth, and this can easily be changed using clear removable custom fitted aligners from Invisalign. In as few as 10 weeks you can have the straight smile you have always wanted! Anyone who completes their Invisalign treatment and references this blog post, will also receive custom take-home whitening bleaching trays! The perfect way to enhance your new straight smile is to brighten it up!
If you or someone you love has been looking for the answer to the ever so popular question: “What is the quickest and easiest way to enhance or brighten my smile before the holiday?” Simply give the office a call 972.377.7800 and schedule an appointment to discuss any of the above procedures today!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I know many of you can relate to my stress this time of the year. This year, with Thanksgiving falling late in the month, we only have a little over 3 weeks between then and Christmas.
If you are like me, sometimes trying to cram all of the shopping, decorating, and planning in three weeks can be a bit strenuous. Not to mention taking care of the twins, and it being the busiest time of the year at the dental office makes this time very stressful for me!
Recently I started using the WIN (Wellness International Network)products, and I have to say they make a world of difference in my energy levels. There are thousands of energy drinks out on the market and many are great. However, what I like about the WINrgy drinks, is they are the only supplements listed in the PDR (physicians desk reference) and the company has been in the business of making wellness products for over two decades.
How Does WINrgy Work?
As a dentist, I love that is contains xylitol! Everybody knows I love xylitol because it is good for controlling the environment of the mouth to fight against cavities and optimize the gum health by controlling the wrong type of bacteria. The fact that it tastes great and gives me energy is just an added bonus!
WINrgy has far fewer calories of convenience store energy drinks, and has no refined sugars.
Instead, WINrgy gets its power from good nutrition, including amino acids, an abundance of B vitamins, and natural mood-enhancers / nutrients that help your cells use the energy found in the essential trace minerals copper, potassium and zinc.
Everyone needs extra energy now and then. Instead of reaching for coffee or sugary beverages, choose WINrgy energy drink for a natural energy boost!
Monday, November 18, 2013
Wellness Dentistry: Is Your Vitamin D Going Down the Drain?
Vitamin supplements are words that are generically thrown around in today’s society. You can get them at grocery stores, pharmacies and health markets. How do you know how much of each vitamin you should need and which vitamins are vital to your health? Each week I will be highlighting a new vitamin or supplement that will aid in your overall health and immunity. This weeks focus is on Vitamin D.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services3, vitamin D is essential for the "formation, growth, and repair of bones and for normal calcium absorption and immune function.”
It is crucial for the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous, which have various functions, especially the maintenance of healthy bones.
■ It is an immune system regulator.
■ Aids the immune system - vitamin D may be an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like the common cold, say scientists from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston.
■ Evidence has demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency may place people at risk for not only low mineral bone density/osteoporosis and osteopenia but also infectious and chronic inflammatory diseases. Studies have shown an association between low bone density, osteoporosis and tooth loss and suggest that low bone mass may be a risk factor for periodontal disease.
■ MS risk - it may reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is much less common the nearer you get to the tropics, where there is much more sunlight, according to Dennis Bourdette, chairman of the Department of Neurology and director of the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center at Oregon Health and Science University, USA.
■ Maintaining cognitive functions - vitamin D may play a key role in helping the brain keep working well in later life, according to a study of 3000 European men between the ages of 40 and 79.
■ Healthy body weight - vitamin D probably plays an important role in maintaining a healthy body weight, according to research carried out at the Medical College of Georgia, USA.
■ Asthma symptoms and frequency - it can reduce the severity and frequency of asthma symptoms, and also the likelihood of hospitalizations due to asthma, researchers from Harvard Medical School found after monitoring 616 children in Costa Rica.
■ Rheumatoid arthritis - it has been shown to reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in women.
■ Protects from radiation damage - a form of vitamin D could be one of our body's main protections against damage from low levels of radiation, say radiological experts from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
■ Vitamin D and cancer risk - various studies have shown that people with adequate levels of vitamin D have a significantly lower risk of developing cancer, compared to those whose levels are low. Vitamin D deficiency was found to be prevalent in cancer patients regardless of nutritional status in a study carried out by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
■ T.B. recovery - high vitamin D doses can help people recover from tuberculosis more rapidly, researchers reported in September 2012 in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
■ Heart attack risk - an study published in September 2012 suggested that low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of heart attack and early death.
As you can see, there are many benefits from the proper dosage of vitamin D. How much vitamin D do you need?
Levels differ greatly depending on your health, age and other factors. For the best gage of how much you should be intaking ask your doctor to test your level of vitamin D at your next appointment. This can be done with a routine blood test.
Friday, November 15, 2013
You may not have thought about the pH scale since high school biology class dipping test strips in soda, coffee, etc. As it turns out, that lesson is actually applicable to your life outside of the classroom. We all know sugar has addictive properties so it’s no wonder that eating it only makes us want more. As a dentist I see the effects of sugar on teeth all day long. It leads to increased cavities and infections and can ultimately lead to loss of teeth. Imagine what it does to the rest of your body that we can’t see with the naked eye! Read below ways to keep your oral pH neutralized and sugar cravings at bay to help promote a healthy lifestyle.
Sugar is one of the most acid forming foods that you can eat and the acidic state it creates in your body is partly responsible for leaving you wanting more. Having a more alkaline, balanced pH is vital to your health because it enables all of your cells, organs, and systems to function at maximum performance. If you struggle with sugar addiction, this could be your entrance onto the road to recovery. One way to alkalize your system and keep sugar cravings at bay is to get moving! Your cardiovascular system helps regulate many body components including its acidity levels. Taking deep breaths also aids in removing excess acid from the system through the release of carbon dioxide. Make sure to get a good dose of fresh air and exercise for a non-edible way to help balance your system.
Adding more fermented foods and beverages to your diet is also a great way to level your pH as well as assist in digestion and nourish the gut. Pay attention to your energy levels, digestion, and of course, sugar cravings. Dark leafy greens are the key to optimum health all around so it's no surprise they are extremely alkaline. Getting your ‘five a day’ and sticking to a clean diet is your sure fire way to maintain good pH balance and keep those pesky sugar cravings under control.
Click here for a list of both acid and alkaline foods to evaluate where you can make small changes or swaps in your diet to improve your health, balance your body’s pH, and in turn gain control over your sugar cravings.