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  • Writer's pictureBarbara McClatchie, DDS

Take Off Your Mask and Show Off Your Smile

July is Smile Makeover Month at Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus!

To celebrate, we’re offering whitening specials throughout the month: $69 off the regular price for ZOOM in office whitening!

Shed the mask and flash that smile

Although there are still social situations that are mask-appropriate, we are now entering a phase of vaccinated individuals being able to go about our business mask-free, in many day-to-day situations. If you’ve become accustomed to hiding behind that mask, it may be time to freshen up that smile. An attractive smile is just one component of good oral systemic health, but showing those healthy teeth can be a great way to introduce yourself. Some of us were somewhat relieved to don the mask due to oral flaws or insecurities. Perhaps your teeth are discolored due to root canal treatment or excessive staining, worn down, chipped, broken, misaligned, or irregularly shaped. Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus provides cosmetic dentistry services as well. Dental veneers, dental bonding, and whitening can give a great boost to your smile confidence. Having a hard time picturing the results? We have the ability to take your existing smile and enhance it digitally to show you what you would look like with cosmetic dental treatment. Check out our Smile Analysis tool.

Not just for looks

It is important not to underestimate the value of any tooth, as the position and function of each tooth is important. Losing one, even in the back of your mouth, can be detrimental to your health. A lost tooth can cause multiple problems if left un-replaced. Your bite (chewing forces) may shift causing other teeth to move, creating new spaces, and pushing front teeth out of alignment. The more teeth that are lost, the more your facial features may collapse, causing wrinkles and premature aging.

Dr. Barbara McClatchie’s goal is to protect, heal, and preserve your teeth. When damage does exist, she will restore them to wholeness with good form, function, and esthetics.

Don’t forget about the breath!

With hugging, close conversation, and a lack of the mask barrier all coming back into fashion, a breath check is vital. 700 species of bacteria can be found in our mouths. Some common pathogenic bacteria cannot be treated even with the best oral hygiene routines and can lead to systemic diseases such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's, cancer, and more. Other bacteria can't even be treated with traditional methods at the dentist office. A saliva test can provide definitive answers to which bacteria your mouth is harboring. With these results we can create a customized treatment plan to eliminate those pathogenic bacteria. Read more about halitosis identification and prevention here.

Proactive dental care provides peace of mind when it comes to our oral systemic health. The Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio and Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus have the advantage of medical dental collaboration. They are a BaleDoneen Method provider that can address your preventative care needs. Schedule your appointment today!


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