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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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8Apr, 2016

Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy

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Dental health is often the last thing on a pregnant woman’s mind. She is focused primarily on the health and safety of her baby, rather than her own health. The last week of April is National Infertility Week, which means there is no better time to become educated on the effects poor oral hygiene can have on a newborn baby. A recent study done by the Journal of Periodontology found that pregnant women with periodontal disease are at a higher risk of delivering a low birth weight baby. The study concluded that “Mothers with periodontitis were […]
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4Apr, 2016

The Link Between Stress and Periodontal Disease

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April is also National Stress Awareness Month. With the hustle and bustle of our every day lives, it is not always easy to avoid stressful situations. However, recent studies show that managing your stress is an important part of your oral health. Research has found that people who are in high pressure situations and experience increased levels of stress tend to practice habits that can make them more susceptible to periodontal disease. According to the American Dental Association, factors related to these habits include: Tobacco smoking or chewing Systemic diseases such as diabetes Some types of medication such as steroids, some types […]
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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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