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16Mar, 2018

What is the Difference Between Standard Care and the Bale Doneen Method?

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One out of every three people will die as a result of cardiovascular disease. This is a major problem that must be addressed. To reduce these numbers, it is essential to discuss heart attack and stroke prevention. It is often too late to begin caring for a patient after a major cardiovascular event. Our office pushes the standard of care to treat patients based on his or her risk factors for developing health issues with the help of the Bale/Doneen Method. This method follows a more proactive health approach to […]
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16Feb, 2018

Why Did We Partner with a Cardiologist?

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Gum disease is on the rise in this country. This condition affects much more than just a person’s mouth. Scientists are researching the association between the mouth and overall wellness. This connection is called the oral-systemic connection. Dentists are teaming with cardiologists to better understand the oral-systemic connection to help discover the developing risk factors for heart attack and stroke among other diseases.  Diabetes Research has shown that individuals with diabetes are more likely to suffer from gum disease. Also, periodontal disease may make it challenging to maintain proper sugar […]
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19Jan, 2018

Start 2018 Off With Great Oral Health

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2018 has started, and you may be ready to make some resolutions. If you want to enjoy the year with a healthy smile, it’s time to improve your oral health routine.   Oral Health Habits At Home Flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash are habits you should practice every morning and at bedtime. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with mouthwash after every meal and snack.   Your diet matters when you want oral health. Choose beverages and foods that are rich in calcium. Choose snacks that are good for your teeth, such […]
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7Mar, 2017

TMJ and Occlusal Guards

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Teeth grinding is a common cause of TMJ disorder. As grinding often occurs during sleep, it is not simply a habit that you can easily overcome. When you protect your teeth with occlusal guards, you can have a healthier jaw, too. What Are Occlusal Guards? An occlusal guard is a mouth guard that fits over your teeth. The device is worn during the nighttime to protect your teeth from the harmful effects of teeth grinding and clenching. When the guard is worn correctly every night, it can prevent TMJ disorders, […]
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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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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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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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