We are wishing you complete health and happiness this holiday season! This may be a standard holiday greeting, however, our team at Complete Health Dentistry of Worthington really means it. And we are determined to make a difference-not only in the lives of our patients, but for everyone we come in contact with!
How do we do this? By focusing on a complete health and wellness approach to dentistry. We are passionate about caring for your dental health. It can drastically improve your overall well-being and wellness. Research shows that poor oral health can trigger heart attacks, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and even strokes.
In the past, periodontal disease has been viewed as a visual disease. But it’s quickly becoming clear that the pathogens that cause periodontitis and other oral diseases can contribute to systemic disease as well. So people with periodontal disease are more likely to have other health problems.
We believe a preventive, total health care philosophy is the best approach for each of our patients. While all dentists care for your teeth, we go beyond just teeth. We desire to bridge the gap between your dental and overall health, ensuring the best health care possible for each of our patients.
In our office, we execute a thorough, comprehensive oral assessment, head and neck examination, radiographs (when clinically indicated), periodontal probing and carious lesion detection. We also incorporate two salivary diagnostic (DNA) tests – MyPerioPath and MyPerioID PST.
As these assessments are being performed, our team notes any risk factors for oral and systemic diseases our patients present with and thoroughly explains the correlations to them. Our team can then organize a profile that includes oral and systemic risk factor findings and discuss how their chronic (reversible) gingivitis or (irreversible) periodontal disease may place them at risk for cardiovascular disease, poor glycemic control, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory complications, stroke, poor nutrition, pre-term delivery and even adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Our team is highly trained in all aspects of oral-systemic health and we truly care for the complete health of every person that walks into our office. We want to educate the world about the dangers of periodontal disease and the effects it can have on the body, so that everyone’s lives can be fuller and healthier. We and our complete health dental community have the goal to collectively get 30 million people healthier by 2020. This is done by inspiring healthy living around the world.
If you’d like to learn about the oral-systemic relationship in your body and how we can help you, click here to visit our website and find out more!