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Dental Hygiene with Collaborative Care


Do you know that 80% of American adults over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease? Proper oral hygiene is imperative because bacteria can lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease, and affect your entire systemic health.


October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and October 16–22 is Oral Systemic Health Awareness Week. At the Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus, not only do we care about your dental health; we work directly with your other team of providers to provide collaborative care.


The mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body with the mouth acting as the "window" to your whole body health.


The importance of hygiene care with Comprehensive dental exams:

  • Identify tooth decay as well as any early signs of gum disease or oral cancer through assessments and diagnostic digital radiographs.

  • Early detection of potentially harmful conditions can help ensure effective treatment and prevention of permanent damage.

  • Disrupt the bacterial biofilm, which can build up and cause inflammation and disease if left untreated.

  • Salivary testing of high-risk bacteria that can increase risk and cause cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, pregnancy complications, cancer, and more.

  • Targeted treatment of high-risk oral bacteria to reduce systemic inflammation.


Thank you to our dental team!

The team at Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus is your partner in health, by providing world-class, friendly, personalized care on your journey to optimal health. During the month of October, we celebrate our dental hygiene team and continue to discuss the importance of collaborative care for optimal oral-systemic health.


At Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus, we strive to provide the highest level of clinical excellence and personalized care. In addition to the individualized clinical care we provide, we offer valuable membership plans so you can focus on your preventative care at an economical price.


Learn more about our comprehensive, budget-friendly, and personalized dental care that enables you to commit to good oral health.


Contact us today to book an initial consultation with one of our team members for a complete health dentistry service that is suitable for your needs.


Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus, located in Columbus, OH, offers a more comprehensive approach to your dental care so you can live a life of optimal oral and systemic health. As a complete health dental practice, we offer a wide range of services to support and guide you. Whether you seek a traditional dentist, cosmetic dentist, or a complete health dentist, you've chosen the right place! For further information, questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact the office at (614) 412-0916.




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350 W Wilson Bridge Road

Suite 320-A

Worthington, OH 43085

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