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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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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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