Healthy Mouth-Healthy Heart

It’s February and of course that means Valentine’s Day, but did you know February is also National Heart Health month? While you are busy taking care of your sweetheart, don’t forget to take care of your heart too!

Heart disease is the number one killer for both men and women in the United States, but it is the most preventable. There are many things we can do to improve our heart health like being more active, eating better, and stop smoking, but did you know oral heath can be linked to heart health as well?

Studies have shown that people with moderate to advanced gum disease are at far greater risk for heart disease than those with healthy gums. Swollen bleeding gums are full of bacteria that can enter your blood stream and spread throughout your body. This bacteria can contribute to inflammation of your hearts arteries. While fats and cholesterol can clog our arteries, inflammation can play a big role as well. Inflammation causes your heart arteries to thicken, and when this thickening becomes extensive, your artery blocks blood flow to a portion of your heart leading to a heart attack.

From our heart to yours, the team at Summit Dental wants to remind you to brush twice a day, floss nightly, and don’t forget to get your teeth cleaned regularly.

-Michelle Heiner RDH


Welcoming our newest addition!

We are so excited to have our new assistant Jennifer! Anyone who runs a business knows how important it is to find the right fit professionally and personally. Here at Summit Dental, we cultivate a passionate, sincere team and Jennifer fits right in. She loves dentistry and educating patients about having a healthy mouth. Always a team player, she is willing to jump in and help out wherever needed. We look forward to a great year with a fabulous team!

2017 brought 3 new babies to our Summit Dental family. Dr. Spillers and his wife welcomed baby #3 in March, a beautiful baby girl, and Ciara welcomed baby #2 in October, also a beautiful baby girl. Fred and his wife welcomed baby #3 late 2016, also a girl. LOL! GIRL DOMINATION! Patients tease us about “drinking the water” here because of the baby boom. Can’t wait to see how many more 2018 brings us.

We are very blessed and happy to serve our community and take care of our amazing patients. We strive to empower our patients by providing compassionate and conservative general dentistry, where they will feel comfortable and heard. We hope 2018 brings all the wishes and blessings you desire.