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Special Notice Regarding Hours and Covid-19

After careful consideration, Gladura Dental will be closing for the next two weeks to help hinder the spread of the Covid 19 virus. At this time, we will only be able to see emergencies. Our decision is in response to Governor DeWine’s request and communication received by the Ohio Dental Board. The intent is to reduce the risk of patient exposure, preserve personal protective equipment, and supplies. We are still permitted to treat emergency situations because they do not want to burden hospital emergency rooms. Of course, if you have a life-threatening situation, you should go to the emergency room immediately.

Please call our office at (740) 927-3981 if you have any dental emergencies or questions. This is such an unusual time for us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Be safe!


-Gladura Dental

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Older Women with Gum Disease Face Higher Risk

(CNN)Your oral health could be a strong indicator of your overall health. Gum disease and tooth loss are connected to a higher risk of early death in women past the age of menopause, a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association finds.

For older women, having a history of periodontal disease, a serious gum infection, presents a 12% higher risk of premature death from any cause, while loss of natural teeth is associated with a 17% higher risk, the researchers say.

The new study only shows an association between oral health and premature death, cautions Michael J. LaMonte, lead author of the study and a research associate professor at the University at Buffalo in New York.

The research does not show gum disease or tooth loss cause early death.

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