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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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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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16Apr, 2016

Our Dedication to Oral Cancer Prevention and Detection

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April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer cases continue to rise each year. Over 40,000 people will be diagnosed this year alone. When detected early enough, the survival rate from oral cancer is high, which is why it is important to receive thorough screenings and exams to ensure prevention of this disease. As an oral systemic dentist, Dr. McClatchie is dedicated to protecting the whole body health of her patients. She has partnered with the Joan Bisesi Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology Research to give patients the best care possible. The mission of the Joan Foundation “is […]
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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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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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