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. We provide our patients with preventative and restorative dental services, nutrition counseling, Saliva/Oral DNA testing and access to our partnering cardiologist. This allows us to give our patients the best possible outcomes and protect their whole-body health in the way they deserve.
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