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18May, 2018

What is Saliva Testing and How Can it Improve your Oral Health?

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How Our Oral Health Can Benefit from Saliva Testing Saliva is quickly becoming popular as an important diagnostic tool for our health. New technology has made it possible to use saliva as a way to detect our risk of oral and general health problems. This could include different cancers, heart attacks, strokes, periodontal disease, and more. In our office, we have incorporated two salivary diagnostic (DNA) tests – MyPerioPath and MyPerioID PST. Benefits of Saliva Testing Our saliva contains many different types of antibodies, cytokines and hormones. These are compounds […]
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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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2Nov, 2017

When to Get a Crown and What to Expect

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There are many cosmetic procedures that help to fix your teeth so that you can maintain a beautiful smile. If you want to know when to get a crown, it is best to speak with your dentist. It is usually used to support a weakened tooth. Also, it could be used to connect a bridge or to correct a discoloration. Since crowns are usually crafted from a durable porcelain material, they should match the color of your existing teeth. What to Expect When Getting a Crown A dental crown procedure […]
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5Oct, 2017

When to Take Your Child to The Dentist

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Many times, parents do not know when it is time for their child’s first dental check-up. The American Dental Association advises that a child should be seen by a dentist immediately following his or her first tooth eruption. As a parent, it is essential to understand what to expect when visiting the dentist with your child. The First Visit Although the first visit for a child will involve basic dentistry procedures like a solid mouth exam, it is a great time to introduce your child to the office and the […]
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8Sep, 2017

How Are Diabetes And Gum Disease Related?

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Oral health can be complicated if you do not know the facts. One example includes the relationships between diabetes and gum disease. Are You Diabetic? If you have diabetes, you have a greater risk of developing gum disease. You have a greater risk if you do not keep your condition under control. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Follow your physician’s instructions for your medical condition. Floss and brush your teeth and gums twice each day. Home oral care can prevent plaque from building up on […]
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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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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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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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