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5Jul, 2016

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month

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July is also National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month. As you may have guessed, oral care for a child with cleft lip or a craniofacial abnormality is more involved than that of a child with an average facial structure. However, this does not mean that their teeth will be damaged or unhealthy. Children with craniofacial abnormalities can maintain healthy teeth with the proper attention to their oral care. At the Complete Health Dentistry of Worthington we work with each and every patient to develop an oral care program fit to their needs. We are dedicated to making […]
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30Jun, 2016

Oral Pathogens Contribute to Juvenile Arthritis

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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. As we discussed in May, studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between periodontal disease and the progression of arthritis. Continued research is showing that “An oral pathogen that connects periodontal disease with adult rheumatoid arthritis may also influence the progression of the disease in children” (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health). Juvenile arthritis is an inflammatory disease that effects children under the age of 17 and is likely to stay with a child into adulthood. Adding periodontal pathogens to the mix causes an increased amount […]
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16Jun, 2016

Nourish Your Body with Juice Plus+

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June 5th was National Cancer Survivors Day. This day was about celebrating those who have won in their battle against cancer of all kinds. As oncologists suggest, an important part of winning this fight is providing your body with the proper nutrition both during and after cancer treatments. Sometimes, it can be difficult to stay on track with this, which is where Juice Plus+ comes in. Juice Plus+ helps bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat every day. It makes it easier for you to fully nourish your […]
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7Jun, 2016

The Importance of Oral Health for Men

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June is National Men’s Health Month, and it turns out that maintaining proper oral health often falls to the wayside for men. According to the April Journal of Periodontology, “Women are almost twice as likely to have received regular dental checkups in the past year, scheduled the recommended treatment following those checkups; and had better indicators of periodontal health, including lower incidence of dental plaque, calculus and bleeding on probing, all of which can be used as markers of periodontal disease.” Men are also more likely to develop oral and throat cancer compared to women. Knowing these facts […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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29Apr, 2016

The Benefits of ZOOM! Teeth Whitening

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Wedding and graduation season is here! What a perfect time to start thinking about teeth whitening! Who doesn’t want to look their best at these events? At our office, we offer both ZOOM! Whitening as well as custom whitening trays to our patients. ZOOM! Whitening has many great benefits and is a great option for patients who wish to whiten their teeth fast! What is ZOOM! Whitening? The ZOOM! Chairside Whitening System is a safe and effective way to brighten your teeth in a single office visit. The ZOOM! procedure is […]
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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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