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17Mar, 2016

Oral Systemic Health: Rate Your Health

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It is important to note that the research is revealing that periodontal diseases do not cause other health problems.  It is simply that the same pathogens that cause periodontal disease to occur also contribute to the other health issues. This is the reason why people who have poor oral health are also likely to have poor overall health or other systemic diseases. Barbara L. McClatchie, DDS has received professional training through the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. She uses Oral DNA saliva testing to find and reduce the risk of […]
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10Mar, 2016

The Rise of Kidney Stones

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Did you know that March is National Kidney Month too? Kidneys are an important part of maintaining whole-body health, and therefore dental health. According to a study researched by Robert Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor with Harvard Health Publications, kidney stones are on the rise and are even being seen more commonly in people who were once considered low-risk. As a complete health dentist, I encourage you to take the best possible care of your body. There are numerous factors that cause the formation of kidney stones. These include diet, diabetes, some medications and family genetics. […]
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4Mar, 2016

Sleep Apnea and Your Dental Health

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March is National Sleep Apnea Month. Sleep apnea is a disorder where you experience pauses in breathing and shallow breaths while you sleep. This can last anywhere between a few seconds to a few minutes. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, “a major symptom is extremely loud snoring, sometimes so loud that bed partners find it intolerable. Other indications that sleep apnea may be present are obesity, persistent daytime sleepiness, bouts of awakening out of breath during the night, and frequently waking in the morning with a dry mouth or a headache.” Sleep […]
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