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8Sep, 2017

How Are Diabetes And Gum Disease Related?

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Oral health can be complicated if you do not know the facts. One example includes the relationships between diabetes and gum disease. Are You Diabetic? If you have diabetes, you have a greater risk of developing gum disease. You have a greater risk if you do not keep your condition under control. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Follow your physician’s instructions for your medical condition. Floss and brush your teeth and gums twice each day. Home oral care can prevent plaque from building up on […]
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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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