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3Aug, 2017

5 Tips to Protect Yourself From Gum Disease During Pregnancy

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Due to hormonal changes and other factors, your oral health is especially vulnerable when you are pregnant.  Some dental tips can protect you from gum disease during pregnancy. 1.  Visit your dentist- The best time to schedule an appointment for an exam and cleaning is before you become pregnant.  If you have not done so, visit as soon as you learn of your pregnancy. 2.  Keep your teeth and gums clean- To avoid gum disease, you must keep your teeth and gums free from bacteria and plaque.  Brush and floss after every […]
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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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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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