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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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22Jul, 2016

The Importance of Oral Health For Children

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Positive oral health is crucial for children. When dental issues arise, young kids are forced to miss school so that they can visit the dentist. When issues go untreated, other roadblocks and future health problems may follow. Poor Nutrition and Sleeping Difficulties. When a child has pain in his or her mouth, it is difficult to eat properly and sleep well at night. Chewing becomes a chore, so a child does not consume the food necessary to sustain good health. Oftentimes, vitamin deficiencies develop. Also, getting a solid night’s sleep is […]
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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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24Jun, 2016

What You Need To Know About The Oral-Systemic Relationship

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Many people today assume oral health involves little more than healthy teeth and gums. This is not true at all. There are clear relationships between oral health and general health. When you become familiar with the oral systemic relationship, it can be your first step to a healthier mouth and a healthier body. Oral Health And Your Body Oral issues cause bacteria to remain in your mouth. This bacteria enters your bloodstream, and travels throughout your body. This process can significantly increase your risk of many serious health problems. Common […]
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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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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 […]
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