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3Feb, 2017

What Does Heart Disease Have To Do With Oral Health?

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There is more to oral health than a nice smile. The condition of your teeth and gums affects your body, too. There are many health risks associated with poor oral health. Heart disease is one example. The Relationship Between Oral Health and Heart Disease: There are two ways poor oral health can be harmful to your heart. First, bacteria in your mouth can pass through the bloodstream and reach the arteries of the heart. The arteries can become hardened, and develop plaque. This can block or decrease normal blood flow. Second, […]
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5Jan, 2017

5 Quick Tips To Improving Your Dental Routine

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Your home dental routine is one of the most important factors in your oral health. Some dental tips can make your routine easier and more effective. 1. Set and maintain a schedule. If you brush and floss only when it is convenient, you are undermining your oral health. A better approach is to make a schedule for your dental routine. One example is to brush and floss immediately after breakfast and before bedtime each night. 2. Keep your dental supplies handy. You will be more inclined to use your dental […]
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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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15Nov, 2016

Options For Dental Wellness When You Can’t Afford Dental Care

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Caring for your teeth can be expensive. When you do not have the funds to cover professional dental care, it is important to learn how to preserve your oral health. Here are some affordable options that encourage dental wellness. Consider Participating In Studies. Oftentimes, universities or science labs perform research on the latest dental treatments. In exchange for free dental care, you may agree to be a subject of the research. Receive Service from Dental Students. Dental students are required to practice in a clinical setting before they graduate. Many schools offer […]
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28Oct, 2016

Protecting Bone and Joint Health

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In October is National Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week. And, research has found that gum disease can affect joints, particularly the joints of people who have undergone knee replacement surgeries. According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Functional Materials, “investigation into the severity of infection and level of penetration of the bacteria suggests that periodontal bacteria may travel via the blood stream from the mouth to the knee, where infection and damage can then occur.” Periodontal disease can be both prevented and detected early on with the proper oral care […]
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21Oct, 2016

How to Receive Quality Dental Care When You Don’t Have Dental Insurance

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Dental insurance is important, but for some people, it can be costly or inaccessible. However, this does not mean you should go without professional dental care. Complete Health Dentistry of Worthington has options for those who are without insurance but desire premium dental care. Dental Wellness Plan   At Complete Health Dentistry of Worthington, we offer a Complete Health Dental Wellness Plan. This plan is an easy way to make dental care affordable and effective. Our dental wellness plan is different from most other dental insurance options due to the […]
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14Oct, 2016

The Window into Your Overall Health

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October is also National Dental Hygiene Month. You have been taught since a young age that brushing and flossing are the key components to maintaining proper oral health. However, as research has continued, there is much more you should be doing than just these initial practices. Several studies have found that oral health is truly the window into whole-body health. Cardiovascular diseases, birth defects and even alzheimer’s progression can be affected by bacteria found in the mouth. Which is why at The Complete Health Dentistry of Worthington, we take both oral and overall health very seriously. […]
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7Oct, 2016

Protecting Your Pregnancy

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. As our practice promotes, maintaining proper oral hygiene is an important step in maintaining overall health. And, researchers have discovered, this is even more essential for expectant mothers. A study done by Yiping Han, Ph.D revealed that the oral bacterium Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn) can directly harm an unborn child. Fn is a very active bacteria that enters the bloodstream through bleeding gums due to periodontal disease. Once in the bloodstream, It has the ability to cross the placenta and affect the unborn child. This can cause birth defects and in extreme cases, a […]
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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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26Sep, 2016

One Simple Change

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Most people know that they should fill their diets with healthy foods. However, many individuals are too busy to prepare nutritious meals and eat the proper servings of fruits and vegetables each day. For convenience, many people turn to fast food restaurants at mealtime. To supplement some of your missing vitamins and minerals, you should consider Juice Plus+.   What is Juice Plus+?   Juice Plus+ offers supplements that are meant to fill the void between what you consume and what you should consume each day.  It is available in […]
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