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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

16Sep, 2016

The Importance of Protecting Your Gums

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September is National Gum Care Month. Gum disease can develop for a number of reasons and is considered a “silent disease” because you are not always able to detect the active infection. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, and the easiest to treat if it is caught early enough. However, if it is not treated properly, it can become more serious and lead to complications like periodontal disease and even tooth loss. How do you prevent this? The solution can be as simple as practicing proper oral hygiene and visiting your dentist […]

26Aug, 2016

Oral Conditions That Can Affect Whole Body Health

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Gum disease is a common problem for many people. Also known as periodontal disease, it can cause more damage than tooth loss. Your oral health can also affect your whole body health. What Is Periodontal Disease? Gum disease occurs from chronic inflammation and infection. The main cause is poor dental hygiene. Pockets form between your teeth and gums. Tartar, plaque, and bacteria accumulate in the pockets. You may notice pain or tenderness in your gums, swollen gums, loose teeth, bad breath, or receding gums. Periodontal Disease And Your Overall Health […]

19Aug, 2016

Keeping Your Smile Healthy and Functional

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When you have missing or decayed teeth, it is not always possible to eat properly, talk correctly, or smile without embarrassment. However, with the help of restorative dental procedures, you will be able to rebuild a healthy mouth. Here are a few ways to make your mouth look good and become functional. Implants. Implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. They are preferred to dental bridges, which can damage surrounding teeth. An implant acts as a structural replacement for a lost tooth, and it creates a base for a […]

5Aug, 2016

The Importance of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

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August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. This is a chronic (long-lasting), inflammatory disease. Plaque Psoriasis, the most common type, can be found anywhere on your body, including the inside of your mouth. Practicing a diet filled with anti-inflammatory foods is a step to protection your body from Psoriasis. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, it is best to eat “cold-water fish, flaxseeds, olive oil, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and colorful fresh fruit and vegetables.” At The Complete Health Dentistry of Worthington, we encourage our patients to use […]

22Jul, 2016

The Importance of Oral Health For Children

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Positive oral health is crucial for children. When dental issues arise, young kids are forced to miss school so that they can visit the dentist. When issues go untreated, other roadblocks and future health problems may follow. Poor Nutrition and Sleeping Difficulties. When a child has pain in his or her mouth, it is difficult to eat properly and sleep well at night. Chewing becomes a chore, so a child does not consume the food necessary to sustain good health. Oftentimes, vitamin deficiencies develop. Also, getting a solid night’s sleep is […]

5Jul, 2016

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month

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July is also National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month. As you may have guessed, oral care for a child with cleft lip or a craniofacial abnormality is more involved than that of a child with an average facial structure. However, this does not mean that their teeth will be damaged or unhealthy. Children with craniofacial abnormalities can maintain healthy teeth with the proper attention to their oral care. At the Complete Health Dentistry of Worthington we work with each and every patient to develop an oral care program fit to their needs. We are dedicated to making […]