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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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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 […]
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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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2Sep, 2016

How Gum Disease Influences Alzheimer’s

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Did you know that September is World Alzheimer’s Month? Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly growing in the United States, with over 5 million people diagnosed. There are various unpreventable factors that increase your risk of developing the disease, such as age, family history and genetics. However, there are other factors that contribute to the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s that you can control. One of these is your oral health. Recent studies have made a correlation between gum disease and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Due to its inflammatory nature, gum disease can enter your bloodstream and affect everything […]
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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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24Jun, 2016

What You Need To Know About The Oral-Systemic Relationship

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Many people today assume oral health involves little more than healthy teeth and gums. This is not true at all. There are clear relationships between oral health and general health. When you become familiar with the oral systemic relationship, it can be your first step to a healthier mouth and a healthier body. Oral Health And Your Body Oral issues cause bacteria to remain in your mouth. This bacteria enters your bloodstream, and travels throughout your body. This process can significantly increase your risk of many serious health problems. Common […]
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7Jun, 2016

The Importance of Oral Health for Men

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June is National Men’s Health Month, and it turns out that maintaining proper oral health often falls to the wayside for men. According to the April Journal of Periodontology, “Women are almost twice as likely to have received regular dental checkups in the past year, scheduled the recommended treatment following those checkups; and had better indicators of periodontal health, including lower incidence of dental plaque, calculus and bleeding on probing, all of which can be used as markers of periodontal disease.” Men are also more likely to develop oral and throat cancer compared to women. Knowing these facts […]
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