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Optimal Oral Health Can Reduce Risk Factors of Systemic Disease

Thursday, February 23, 2017

by Dr. Joseph G. Marcius DDS

News article...There are bacteria associated with gingivitis and periodontal disease. Some of these bacteria are transmissable and tissue invasive. These bacteria cause local and systemic inflammation as well. The Oral - Systemic Inflammatory link can be an added risk factor in some diseases. For instance, Cardiovascular Disease has a strong inflammatory component to it's development and progression. Periodontal Diseases is independently associated with Cardiovascular Disease due to it's systemic inflammatory effect as well.

Chronic and elevated inflammation increase the risk for periodontitis and contributes to the risk of heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and even the initiation and progression of cancer. There is a test to identify patients at risk. It is a simple swish and gargle procedure and the solution is sent to a lab for processing.

So, you can reduce one of the independent risk factors of cardiovascular disease and other systemic disease by maintaining optimal oral health. Brush and floss properly every day and use an antimicrobial mouthwash. See your dentist and dental hygienist for your supportive dental care visits.

IV Sedation Dentistry

Thursday, February 2, 2017

by Dr. Joseph G. Marcius DDS

If you suffer from overwhelming dental anxiety or phobia, IV Sedation may be the solution. You can finally stop putting off those visits to the dentist that you've been avoiding because of your fears. With safe and effective intravenous sedation, you'll be completely relaxed during the entire procedure. You can even catch up on years of unfinished dentistry in just one or two appointments.

We have been providing IV Sedation dental services for 25 years. Most general dentistry procedures can be accomplished while you are sedated. Some of the reasons our patients choose to be sedated are due to:

- dental anxiety

- fear of needles

- difficulty with opening due to jaw joint problems

- severe gag reflex

- difficulty getting "numb"

- long appointments

- difficulty laying still in a dental chair due to a bad back, restless leg sydrome, Parkinson's and other causes

- certain medical conditons which make it difficult for you to have your dental care done

- bad past experiences

A Sedative medication is given to you in small increments until you are comfortably sedated. A patch containing a "numbing" agent can be placed on your arm if needed to make the IV more comfortable for you. You can have a warm blanket and listen to your favorite music during the procedure to help you feel more at ease. The sedative medication has an amnesic side effect too. You will have little memory of your dental visit which is a great benefit for you. A family member or friend will drive you home after your appointment. Most of our patients rest the remainder of the day.

Please call our office for more information on how IV Sedation can benefit you.

We also provide General Dentistry procedures without sedation.

If you are just a liitle afraid, we also use Nitrous Oxide Gas, sometimes referred to as laughing gas. One benefit is that you can drive home after your appointment.

I have co-authored a book which is a great educational tool for you if you are planning on having any extensive dental care done. I explain how you can benefit from IV Sedation and how important your dental care is in relation to your overalll health. The book can be purchased at Amazon.com..

The Global Economic Initiative

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

by Dr. Joe Marcius

News article...I attended The Global Economic Initiative in New York City. One of the projects this group accomplishes is to build schools for better education in impoverished areas worlwide. They have made several award winning documentaries. The earnings from these documentaries helps to build these schools.

New York's Time Square

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

by Dr. Joe Marcius

News article...Dr. Joe Marcius in front of the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square where he was interviewed on a TV show with other experts in their field.

Oral Health and Your Heart

Friday, August 9, 2013

by Dr. Joseph G. Marcius DDS

News article...Optimal Oral Health is important to your Heart. Did you know that oral health effects systemic health and systemic health effects heart health? You can reduce your risk of heart disease with optimal oral health and excellent oral hygiene practices. It is not just about your teeth!

Your nutrtion is also important to your overall health. These are some of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat: Kale, Collard Greens, Spinach, Romaine, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli, Green Peas, Asparagus, Mushrooms, Caulifower, Tomatoes, Raw Carrots, all Berries, Oranges, Apples, Grapes, Bananas, Beans, Raw Nuts and Seeds. Try mixing some of your favorites in a high powered blender for a nutritious drink.

Try This:

1 cup pomegranate juice, 1 cup water, 1 kale leaf, 1 collard green leaf, 1/2 cup of strawberries, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup peaches, 1 banana, 2 tbsp ground flax seed. (You can substitute almond milk for the water and you can use frozen fruit instead for a smoothie.) Enjoy!!

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Chapel Hill Dental Care
1690 Brittain Road
Akron, OH 44310
General Info: (330) 633-7141
Memberships and Credentials

American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

State of Ohio Certificate for Conscious Intravenous Sedation

American Academy of Implant Dentistry

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation

International College of Oral Implantology

Academy of General Dentistry

American Dental Association

Ohio Dental Association

Akron Dental Society

The Crown Council

American Society of Oral Systemic Health

Post Doctoral Training in many programs including:

Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Education

Misch Implant Institute - Surgical program dental implants

LVI Global Cosmetic Dentistry

Sclar Center for Implant Dentistry

Russo Seminars - bone and soft tissue grafting

Mid-west Implant Institute - Surgical/Prosthetic dental implants

Calderon Institute Implant Dentistry - Sinus grafting for dental implants

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