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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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8Dec, 2017

7 Dental Tips for Healthy Teeth During the Holidays

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The holidays are for family, friends, and fun. However, even when you are having a good time, it is important to still keep your dental health in mind.  This way, you can start the new year with healthy teeth and gums! Consider these dental tips during this holiday season.  Make Home Dental Care a Priority No matter how busy, tired, or excited you are, perform proper tooth brushing and flossing at least twice each day. Many people find it easiest to brush and floss in the morning and at bedtime. […]
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5May, 2017

3 Ways To Prevent Staining Your Teeth

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A white smile is not only attractive, it is a sign of good health, too. You can start with some prevention tips to keep your teeth free from stains. Make Changes In Your Diet. There are many foods and beverages that stain teeth. Common beverages include coffee, tea, and cola. The darker the beverage is, the more harm it causes. If you must drink these beverages, choose the lightest options, and drink them moderately. Better yet, avoid them entirely. Foods that seem healthy can stain teeth. Limit berries in any form. […]
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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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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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