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National Children's Dental Health Month

March 2nd, 2017

February is National Children's Dental Health month and that means a refresher on proper dental hygiene. Brushing twice a day, along with daily flossing and a good fluoride mouth rinse is a great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. We recommend an electric brush in order to better diminish unwanted plaque.

Proper brushing technique is to brush for a full two minutes in a circular motion getting all the surfaces of your teeth, your gums and your tongue. Be sure not to brush too hard for that could cause abfraction, loss of tooth tissue at the gum line. Flossing should be done in a c-shape around both sides of each tooth. Taking good care of your teeth is essential to overall health! Be sure to practice good dental hygiene and happy dental awareness month!

Continuously Striving to be the Best

February 2nd, 2017

This month, we would like to congratulate one of our esteemed providers, Dr. Paula Zimmerman. Dr. Zimmerman was voted by her peers as a Top Dentist in Columbus. In order to earn this honor, various other dentists wrote in her name to nominate her for this award. Congratulations to Dr. Z who always aims to, “make [patients] laugh during their appointment.” She most definitely knows how to make her patients feel comfortable and relaxed in the dentist chair, which can be a hard feat for those who are not so fond of coming to see us. Awesome job to Dr. Zimmerman who never ceases to achieve excellence in all that she does!

Cbus’s #1 Pick

January 6th, 2017

2016 came to a close for us all last week and here, at GCFD, it ended on a high note. After several rounds of voting by people all over the Columbus area, we were named the #1 dentist by The Dispatch’s CBUS Top Picks. In this yearly competition, people vote for their favorites in each category: for example, dentist, coffee shop, gym etc. After a few rounds of voting, we earned the title as the Top Pick for 2016 as chosen by the people of Cbus. We are so excited about this title and are over-joyed that our patients continuously support us. As always, we recognize that we have the best patients and in this new year we will continuously strive to be the best provider we can be. Thank you all for voting for us, we aim to live up to the name in 2017. Cbus’s #1 Pick

Healthy Gums, Healthy Life

November 28th, 2016

As many people know, your dental health affects your overall health. Taking care of your dental health means more than just brushing two to three times per day; flossing is essential to your daily routine. Gingivitis, the mildest form of periodontal disease, can be very common. It has symptoms such as: chronic bad breath, red or swollen gums, sensitive teeth, receding gums and much more. You can prevent gum disease by practicing good homecare with brushing and flossing and of course, regular visits with us. So what do we do as an office to help educate and help our patients to prevent gingivitis and other periodontal disease? Your hygienist has likely done “perio-charting” at one of your appointments, this means that she takes a small probe and measures the pockets around your teeth under your gums. Healthy gums typically have pockets between one and three millimeters. They also update your digital x-rays yearly in order to detect any bone loss due to gum disease. For more information about preventing gum disease, feel free to click on “General Dentistry” towards the top of our website and then click on “Gum Disease” or ask your hygienist at your next appointment. As always, we are committed to keeping our patients educated and healthy!