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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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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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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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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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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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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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