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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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16Sep, 2016

The Importance of Protecting Your Gums

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September is National Gum Care Month. Gum disease can develop for a number of reasons and is considered a “silent disease” because you are not always able to detect the active infection. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, and the easiest to treat if it is caught early enough. However, if it is not treated properly, it can become more serious and lead to complications like periodontal disease and even tooth loss. How do you prevent this? The solution can be as simple as practicing proper oral hygiene and visiting your dentist […]
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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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26Aug, 2016

Oral Conditions That Can Affect Whole Body Health

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Gum disease is a common problem for many people. Also known as periodontal disease, it can cause more damage than tooth loss. Your oral health can also affect your whole body health. What Is Periodontal Disease? Gum disease occurs from chronic inflammation and infection. The main cause is poor dental hygiene. Pockets form between your teeth and gums. Tartar, plaque, and bacteria accumulate in the pockets. You may notice pain or tenderness in your gums, swollen gums, loose teeth, bad breath, or receding gums. Periodontal Disease And Your Overall Health […]
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19Aug, 2016

Keeping Your Smile Healthy and Functional

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When you have missing or decayed teeth, it is not always possible to eat properly, talk correctly, or smile without embarrassment. However, with the help of restorative dental procedures, you will be able to rebuild a healthy mouth. Here are a few ways to make your mouth look good and become functional. Implants. Implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. They are preferred to dental bridges, which can damage surrounding teeth. An implant acts as a structural replacement for a lost tooth, and it creates a base for a […]
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12Aug, 2016

Our New Location and Partnership

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Have you heard? We are opening a new office with our partner-practice, The Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio! Our new space will be located off of Wilson Bridge Road and is projected to be completed in July of 2017. The new location is just under a mile from our current office, making it easy for patients to travel to our new spot! The Heart Attack and Stoke Prevention Center (HASPC) will be overseen by Dr. Eric Goulder. This will be the first HASPC in the state of Ohio, and the third in […]
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