Dr. Susan Maples DDS, MSBA

Speaker | Author | Health Educator 

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Yahoo News - Young Father of Two Dies of Tooth Infection. How Can That Happen?
Feb 1, 2017

The story is tragic and scary, and Dr. Susan Maples tells Yahoo Beauty that dental infections can lead to serious health complications more often than you might think.

Discover Magazine - Flossing - What's It Good For?
November 4, 2016

As a health educator, Maples is disappointed that media reporting makes it seem like you don’t have to floss anymore. However, she says the “controversy creates opportunities for learning.” She hopes the attention will start a discussion about the many factors that lead to gum disease.

Hygiene Town - Critical Thinking About Oral Systemic Health
October 2016

By using the mouth as a window to reveal early signs of disease in the rest of the body, we're in an ideal position to help reverse the population's steadily declining health. 

Beware Of The Tooth Damage That Candy Can Do
October 26, 2016

Compared with 20 years ago, Americans are consuming an average of 130 to 260 more calories per day. Sugar consumption has skyrocketed, and holidays like Halloween make it more difficult for people to monitor their intake and remain within the recommended guidelines.

Self Magazine - Dr. Susan Comments On At-Home Teeth Whitening Disaster
October 18, 2016

Also featured in Teen Vogue

Yahoo! News - What Is Triclosan and Should You Switch Toothpastes?
September 8, 2016

Does your toothpaste contain the potentially harmful ingredient triclosan that the FDA recently banned from antibacterial hand soap? Dr. Susan comments.

MLive - Flossing should win the latest healthy debate over tooth care
Aug 22, 2016

Dr. Susan takes on the AP over claims that flossing is unnecessary. Also published in The Buck County Courier Times, Amaze Magazine, Southcoast Today, The Daily Advance, and Edge Media Network

The Daily Floss - Does Charcoal Look Like It Will Whiten Your Teeth?
August 19, 2016

The author of “Blabber Mouth!: 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You to Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life,” told FoxNews.com that “there isn’t enough evidence available to know whether the supplement is beneficial and that it may be dangerous.”

Fox News - Dentist warns against charcoal teeth whitening trend
August 15, 2016
WILX - Dentists pushing back on AP's flossing story
August 3, 2016

From the article: Dr. Maples told News Ten the few minutes it takes to floss helps prevent gum inflammation, which could lead to more complicated health issues.

"It becomes irritated and red; and now, the gums become the biggest portal of bacteria to the blood stream that swim through the body and cause all kinds of other problems, like a risk of stroke and heart attack and erectile dysfunction," Dr. Maples explained.

Incisal Edge - Lucy Hobbs Mentor Award Winner Announcement
Jun 1, 2016
WILX - Screening for Diabetes at the Dentist
May 24, 2016

"The mouth is a real window to what's going on in the rest of the body," Dr. Maples said. 500 of her patients filled out the survey and had their blood tested from a finger prick. The results found 19% of them were pre-diabetic.

Dentist's Money Digest - Dentist Works to Bridge Gap Between Medicine and Dentistry
April 8, 2016

"A Michigan dentist worried her career choice might limit her creativity. Instead, she's found a way to embrace creativity and put it to use improving her profession and the health of her community."

Women's Health - The Truth About Why Guys Spit All The Freakin' Time
March 30, 2016

Of all the nasty things you can step on outside (fresh dog poo, chewed food, sticky gum, questionable-looking latex), fresh bubbling spit ranks pretty high on the “oh, sick” list. Seeing it launched out of some dude’s mouth is even sicker. ("Did I just get hit in the eye?") And, sorry for the generalization, but the perpetrator is usually a dude. We hate it, so why the heck do they do it?

Link Between Heart Disease & Oral Health
February 19, 2016

Listen in as Dr. Susan Maples shares how proper oral hygiene is good for your heart!

Award Winning Study - Detection of Undiagnosed Prediabetes and Diabetes in Dental Patients: A Proposal of a Dental-Office-Friendly Diabetes Screening Tool
February 2016

Dr. Susan Maples and Dr. Saleh Aldasouqi co-authored an award-winning study on detecting diabetes in the dental office. 

She Scribes - 7 Tips for Parents to Help Kids Improve Oral Health Habits
January 28, 2016

Good habits are formed at an early age. But when it comes to the oral health of children, some parents don’t take it seriously. Dr. Susan Maples...

 

Motherhood Moment - Healthy Habits: Kids and Oral Health
January 22, 2016

Dr. Susan Maples DDS, a top eight innovator in U.S. dentistry and author of Blabber Mouth: 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life, says, “There is a direct connection between oral health and systemic health. Children must take care of their teeth and gums not just for the oral health benefits, but to keep the rest of their bodies healthy as well.”

Edge Media Network - Protect Yourself from HPV in Cervical Health Awareness Month
January 21, 2016

"It's pretty common knowledge that HPV causes cervical cancer, but HPV is an even bigger threat for oral cancer," said Dr. Maples. "Among newly diagnosed cases of oral cancer, the fastest-growing segment is people under 40 infected with HPV type-16."


The Chicago Tribune - "Plenty of reasons to cut soda: Prevent obesity, keep teeth healthy"
January 18, 2016
Intent Blog - The WholeTooth: Diabetes testing in the dental office?
December 7, 2015

“We hope this kind of testing will be implemented in dental offices around the country,” Dr. Maples concludes. “People don’t realize it, but what goes on inside your mouth really does play a role in the quality of your overall health. We are truly bridging the gap between medicine and dentistry.”

WISH-TV - Truths Only Your Mouth Can Tell You
Nov 17, 2015

Dr. Susan Maples, who has been named one of the top eight innovators in U.S. Dentistry, has just released her new book, Blabber Mouth: 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You to Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life.

Parent Herald - Halloween 2015 Treat Tips: Heres How to Protect Kids Dental Health
October 30, 2015

An article full of great tips to keep children's smiles healthy.

Fox News - Halloween: What's really scary? All that candy
October 29, 2015

If you think the ghosts and haunted houses of Halloween are scary, what about all that candy? Also published in the Modesto Bee, the Daily Caller, the Miami Herald, and the Merced Sunstar

Bloomer Boomer - Importance of Flossing As We Age
October 28, 2015

As we age, the more at risk we become for a host of unwanted medical conditions like heart disease and stroke. There is a lot of information out there on prevention, but one less talked about...

Fox 17 - Halloween candy alternatives to keep teeth healthy
October 28, 2015

Watch Dr. Susan on Fox 17 and learn about healthier alternatives to candy for Halloween!

North Dallas Gazette - Tips to enjoy Halloween and keep your teeth!
October 25, 2015

“This is indeed the holiday that makes dentists cringe because of all the sugar, high acidity levels and gooey-ness found in most candy.” Dr. Maples says. “But like most things, moderation and making smart choices is the difference between a good time and tooth decay.”

Times Union - Flossing unnecessary? Not so fast…
October 23, 2015

“Gum disease is among the leading causes of inflammation in the body. Given the links between inflammation and serious systemic diseases, flossing may be one of the best things you can do not just for your oral health but for your overall health, too,” Dr. Maples says.

Stacy Knows - Bad Oral Health Could Ruin Romantic Relationships
October 8, 2015

Maybe the sexual flame is waning. Maybe your sex life is really good but you wish it could be even better. Forget the sex toys, lotions, pills, videos, role playing and whatever else you’re trying, and take a good look inside your mouth. Bad oral health can lead to bad sex!

WINA News Radio - Hour 2: Ken Cuccinelli, Dr. Susan Maples
October 1, 2015

 

Dr. Susan Maples joins the show to showcase her new guide to oral hygiene – BlabberMouth!

 

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Six things you didn't know about healthy teeth and gums
September 29, 2015

Michigan dentist Dr. Susan Maples – who wrote Blabber Mouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can tell You To Live A Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life says there’s a lot of sizzle and no steak to many of the claims about oral health these days.

Toronto Sun - Poor oral health can lead to a host of issues, including bad sex
September 8, 2015

It’s simple, says health educator Dr. Susan Maples – gum disease can lead to bad sex. “I bet men would floss more often if they knew it could prevent erectile dysfunction!”

Pittsburgh Better Times - Breaking Through Six Common Myths About Healthy Teeth and Gums
October 9, 2015

With hundreds of products on the market to help you achieve healthy teeth and gums, it can be confusing as a consumer to know what advice to follow, what products are best, and what’s a gimmick and what you can’t be without.

Macaroni Kid - Best and Worst Halloween Candy and Ways to Keep Teeth Safe
October 28, 2015

Dr. Susan Maples, author of Blabber Mouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life, who has been named one of the top eight innovators in U.S. dentistry, says if you do it right, Halloween can still be lots of fun without causing all kinds of dental problems.

RELEVANCE - HENRY SCHEIN MARCH NEWSLETTER
March 2015

Henry Schein is taking Total Health to the next level by partnering with Michigan dentist, Dr. Susan Maples. Dr. Maples will be speaking around the country sharing how she shaped her insurance-independent practice...