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Why We Take Your Blood Pressure-From Your Hygienist Katie

June 10th, 2014

The past few months you may have noticed that we have started checking blood pressure at your dental visits. Why, you might ask, are we implementing this? As you know, our motto at Dr. Markiewicz’s office is “Helping You Keep Your Teeth For a Lifetime”. What you might not know, is that we not only strive to keep your teeth healthy, but we are also helping to keep the rest of your body healthy.  Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. Research shows that there are many links to oral inflammation and systemic diseases which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and respiratory disease.  This takes us back to checking your blood pressure.  High blood pressure (hypertension), is the leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. It is estimated to occur in one out of every three Americans. By checking blood pressure at your appointments, we can get a baseline measurement and inform you when those measurements are suggestive of hypertension. At Dr. Markiewicz’s office, we not only care about improving your oral health, but also care about your total health. We look forward to seeing you soon!


We all know how harmful sugar can be. How much sugar are you sipping?

June 9th, 2014

How are you trying to reduce your sugar consumption?  Send your idea(s) to amarkiewicz@amdds.com by June 23, 2014 to enter our monthly contest.  Send us your idea(s) by June 23, 2014 to be entered into a raffle to win one of two AirFloss units along with a bottle of Closys mouth rinse.

How much sugar are you sipping?

Health Initiative Update

June 9th, 2014

Congratulations to Michelle for completing her first ½ Marathon and Elizabeth for her 5K at the Dam to Dam Iowa Distance Classic.IMG_2305

Elizabeth in DC!

June 9th, 2014

As many of you know, Elizabeth suffered a ruptured Brain Aneurysm June 8, 2012.  We have been blessed with her recovery.  With your prayers, wonderful medical care, and her hard work, she is doing remarkably well.

Elizabeth is trying to give back.  She has become involved with the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, helping raise awareness and raise funds.

This past May, Elizabeth was in Washington DC, lobbing members of the House and Senate for the BAF.


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