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7Mar, 2017

TMJ and Occlusal Guards

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Teeth grinding is a common cause of TMJ disorder. As grinding often occurs during sleep, it is not simply a habit that you can easily overcome. When you protect your teeth with occlusal guards, you can have a healthier jaw, too. What Are Occlusal Guards? An occlusal guard is a mouth guard that fits over your teeth. The device is worn during the nighttime to protect your teeth from the harmful effects of teeth grinding and clenching. When the guard is worn correctly every night, it can prevent TMJ disorders, […]
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5Jan, 2017

5 Quick Tips To Improving Your Dental Routine

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Your home dental routine is one of the most important factors in your oral health. Some dental tips can make your routine easier and more effective. 1. Set and maintain a schedule. If you brush and floss only when it is convenient, you are undermining your oral health. A better approach is to make a schedule for your dental routine. One example is to brush and floss immediately after breakfast and before bedtime each night. 2. Keep your dental supplies handy. You will be more inclined to use your dental […]
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28Oct, 2016

Protecting Bone and Joint Health

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In October is National Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week. And, research has found that gum disease can affect joints, particularly the joints of people who have undergone knee replacement surgeries. According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Functional Materials, “investigation into the severity of infection and level of penetration of the bacteria suggests that periodontal bacteria may travel via the blood stream from the mouth to the knee, where infection and damage can then occur.” Periodontal disease can be both prevented and detected early on with the proper oral care […]
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14Oct, 2016

The Window into Your Overall Health

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October is also National Dental Hygiene Month. You have been taught since a young age that brushing and flossing are the key components to maintaining proper oral health. However, as research has continued, there is much more you should be doing than just these initial practices. Several studies have found that oral health is truly the window into whole-body health. Cardiovascular diseases, birth defects and even alzheimer’s progression can be affected by bacteria found in the mouth. Which is why at The Complete Health Dentistry of Worthington, we take both oral and overall health very seriously. […]
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7Oct, 2016

Protecting Your Pregnancy

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. As our practice promotes, maintaining proper oral hygiene is an important step in maintaining overall health. And, researchers have discovered, this is even more essential for expectant mothers. A study done by Yiping Han, Ph.D revealed that the oral bacterium Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn) can directly harm an unborn child. Fn is a very active bacteria that enters the bloodstream through bleeding gums due to periodontal disease. Once in the bloodstream, It has the ability to cross the placenta and affect the unborn child. This can cause birth defects and in extreme cases, a […]
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1Oct, 2016

Our Support of the Worthington Community

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The Complete Health Dentistry will be collecting heart-healthy non-perishable food items along with toiletries and paper products for the local food pantry, and we need your help! The Worthington Resource Pantry is a resource center that educates, feeds and comforts people who need a helping hand during rough times. Like us, they are committed to building a healthy Worthington. We will be collecting items for the Worthington Resource Pantry in our office throughout October and November. We encourage patients to donate items that will not only help those in need, but promote overall body health in our community. […]
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26Sep, 2016

One Simple Change

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Most people know that they should fill their diets with healthy foods. However, many individuals are too busy to prepare nutritious meals and eat the proper servings of fruits and vegetables each day. For convenience, many people turn to fast food restaurants at mealtime. To supplement some of your missing vitamins and minerals, you should consider Juice Plus+.   What is Juice Plus+?   Juice Plus+ offers supplements that are meant to fill the void between what you consume and what you should consume each day.  It is available in […]
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9Sep, 2016

Give Your Body the Nutrition It Needs

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September is also Fruit and Veggies- More Matters Month. This means it is time to focus on providing your body with the nutrition it needs. As an oral-systemic dentist, Dr. McClatchie teaches patients that a healthy mouth means a healthy body, and vise versa. At the Complete Health Dentistry of Worthington, Juice Plus+ is suggested to patients in order to make sure their body receives the proper nutrition on a daily basis. Sometimes life is inconsistent, but that doesn’t meant the nutrition you give your body should be. One of the newest Juice Plus+ products is their Complete Shake […]
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2Sep, 2016

How Gum Disease Influences Alzheimer’s

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Did you know that September is World Alzheimer’s Month? Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly growing in the United States, with over 5 million people diagnosed. There are various unpreventable factors that increase your risk of developing the disease, such as age, family history and genetics. However, there are other factors that contribute to the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s that you can control. One of these is your oral health. Recent studies have made a correlation between gum disease and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Due to its inflammatory nature, gum disease can enter your bloodstream and affect everything […]
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5Aug, 2016

The Importance of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

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August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. This is a chronic (long-lasting), inflammatory disease. Plaque Psoriasis, the most common type, can be found anywhere on your body, including the inside of your mouth. Practicing a diet filled with anti-inflammatory foods is a step to protection your body from Psoriasis. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, it is best to eat “cold-water fish, flaxseeds, olive oil, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and colorful fresh fruit and vegetables.” At The Complete Health Dentistry of Worthington, we encourage our patients to use […]
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