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  • Writer's pictureBarbara McClatchie, DDS

Prepare Yourself for the School Year with Preventative Health Care

Nothing says ‘get your act together’ like back-to-school season. Whether or not you’re a parent, back-to-school time seems to affect most of our lives. It’s time to tighten up the schedule, start saying goodbye to summer, and get our minds and bodies ready for busier days and more responsibilities.

This makes it a great time to visit your complete health dentist. Visiting your dentist in August saves you from overloading your September schedule. Also, being on top of your dental care can save you time, money, and health. How many of us will bring our car to the mechanic for a checkup before a long road trip? Why wouldn’t we do the same for our health?

The power of preventative health care

At The Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio and Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus, we believe that it’s all connected; that our oral health affects our overall health. This is the oral systemic connection. We treat patients of all ages, which means the whole family can opt for a visit to your whole body dentist.

Treating chronic asymptomatic inflammation associated with gum infections can prevent disease from developing in other areas of the body. By keeping your teeth and gums healthy through the care of a complete health dental team, you severely decrease your risk for comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, kidney disease, COVID complications, and other chronic inflammatory diseases.

If we’re talking about efficiency and maximizing your time and effort, isn’t it better to prevent disease from happening in the first place? And if the mouth is the window to the rest of the body, then keeping our oral health in pristine shape makes sense as a preventative measure for optimal whole body health. This is the power of preventative care.

Nutritional counseling for brain health

School time requires a lot from our brains! This is true for kids and parents alike. Many of us have given our critical thinking a break during summer. Kicking it into gear is easier if you’re feeding your brain good nutrition.

A very important part of oral systemic health care is nutritional counseling. Good nutrition supports healing and prevention of inflammation and disease. We offer nutritional counseling to our patients not only because it’s so important to our health, but also because of the vast resources and information that’s available. It can be overwhelming to research what your body needs and responds to in terms of food, beverages, and supplements. Professional nutritional counseling can save you time and provide targeted goals. We have different nutritional needs throughout our lives, so what your body needs might be different from what your child needs.

Complete health dentistry includes cosmetic dentistry

Whatever your family’s dental needs, we can help. Looking good is definitely part of feeling good. If you’re interested in boosting your smile, we offer cosmetic dentistry services such as zoom teeth whitening, dental bonding, and dental veneers.

Saliva testing, medical-dental collaboration, and beyond

We are the first medical center in the United States with an accredited dentist and cardiologist practicing The BaleDoneen Method of testing and care under one roof. We utilize saliva testing to test for high-risk oral bacteria that are associated with heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, and other medical conditions. And with every patient, we discuss your individual health goals in order to create, support, and guide you on a personalized health care plan.

We provide more complete health services than conventional dentistry. We don't just clean your teeth and send you on your way. We offer an opportunity for supreme health for the rest of your life. Our goal is to enrich the quality of life for every patient we meet. And at Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus, we are on a mission to have the healthiest community, right here in Central Ohio.


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