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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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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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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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30Jun, 2016

Oral Pathogens Contribute to Juvenile Arthritis

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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. As we discussed in May, studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between periodontal disease and the progression of arthritis. Continued research is showing that “An oral pathogen that connects periodontal disease with adult rheumatoid arthritis may also influence the progression of the disease in children” (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health). Juvenile arthritis is an inflammatory disease that effects children under the age of 17 and is likely to stay with a child into adulthood. Adding periodontal pathogens to the mix causes an increased amount […]
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16Jun, 2016

Nourish Your Body with Juice Plus+

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June 5th was National Cancer Survivors Day. This day was about celebrating those who have won in their battle against cancer of all kinds. As oncologists suggest, an important part of winning this fight is providing your body with the proper nutrition both during and after cancer treatments. Sometimes, it can be difficult to stay on track with this, which is where Juice Plus+ comes in. Juice Plus+ helps bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat every day. It makes it easier for you to fully nourish your […]
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