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31May, 2016

Periodontal Therapy with Our Team

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The dental industry is constantly changing. Thanks to OralDNA saliva testing, patients are now able to be treated based on individual needs, especially those with high risks of developing medical diseases. Our Approach to Oral Health: Through a complete periodontal examination, a person will be evaluated for gum disease. Each tooth will be measured for pockets. When these areas are deep, they can cause infection. If left untreated, they can lead to tooth loss. Hygienists will treat periodontal disease with noninvasive therapy, including saliva testing. This identifies the specific bacteria […]

23May, 2016

The Importance of Daily Oral Hygiene

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A lot of people don’t consider their dental health a major concern. This is because many of them believe that teeth are there for aesthetic purposes alone. This is why most people forget to go to the dentist at least biannually for oral prophylactic treatments. Oral Health and Diseases- Oral health is vital to maintaining or improving one’s quality of life. Regular dental visits are vital to ensure the longevity of the teeth and its surrounding structures. Dr. Barbara McClatchie, DDS urges her patients to have their teeth checked at least […]

12May, 2016

National Arthritis Awareness Month

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May is also National Arthritis Awareness Month. According to the Arthritis Foundation, “over 50 million Americans have arthritis, making it the number one cause of disability in the country.” This number continues to increase every year, along with the number of people being diagnosed with periodontal disease. Studies have shown that “individuals with periodontal disease are more likely to have rheumatoid arthritis than those with healthy mouths, and rheumatoid arthritis patients are two times more likely to have periodontal disease.” This hand-in-hand relationship is important to be aware of. While rheumatoid arthritis has […]

3May, 2016

Periodontal Disease Increases Risk for Stroke

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May is American Stroke Awareness Month and National High Blood Pressure Education Month, and recent studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. The British Health Foundation conducted research to find out just how strong this correlation was. They concluded that “patients with periodontal disease have twice the risk of stroke than patients with diabetes.” According to the American Academy of Periodontology, “half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis.” This means that it is even more important for adults to practice proper oral hygiene. Not only will this […]