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6Dec, 2016

Why Work With An Oral Systemic Dentist?

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You know the importance of oral hygiene, and regular visits to the dentist, but oral health tips include oral systemic dentistry. You will benefit from this approach to dental health. What Is Oral Systemic Dentistry? Oral systemic dentistry links dental health and overall health. It is based on the principle that the condition of your mouth affects your body, too. Many chronic conditions can occur from bacteria that is in your mouth. Hypertension and diabetes are only two examples. If you develop gum disease, you are also at an increased […]
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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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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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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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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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17Mar, 2016

Oral Systemic Health: Rate Your Health

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It is important to note that the research is revealing that periodontal diseases do not cause other health problems.  It is simply that the same pathogens that cause periodontal disease to occur also contribute to the other health issues. This is the reason why people who have poor oral health are also likely to have poor overall health or other systemic diseases. Barbara L. McClatchie, DDS has received professional training through the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. She uses Oral DNA saliva testing to find and reduce the risk of […]
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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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