Too many people suffer daily with debilitating headaches, migraines, and jaw pain. What many people don't know is that these may be caused by a bad bite, misaligned teeth, and other dental problems.
Sleep disorders don't just make for a sluggish day—they're downright dangerous for your health. Dental sleep apnea treatment can help reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and other serious health problems.
If your partner snores, you're not the only one getting a bad night's sleep. Snoring can be a sign of a sleep disorder or other anatomical issues that prevent people from getting a good—and quiet—night's sleep.
It comes as a surprise to many parents that bedwetting and many childhood behavioral problems are often caused by sleep disordered breathing. Helping kids get a better night's sleep sets them up for success both at school and at home.
What happens in your mouth doesn't stay there. The same harmful bacteria that we know cause gingivitis and gum disease travel through the blood stream, causing inflammation in vital organs like your heart and blood vessels. And you thought bleeding gums were no big deal!
Did you know that having gum disease can actually make it harder for people with diabetes to control their blood sugar? That means going to the dentist should be a top priority for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes.
When we talk about your oral health, we're thinking about it in the context of your whole body health. Some conditions (heart disease, diabetes, and pregnancy, for example), are seriously affected by what goes on in your mouth - and can affect your oral health in return. It's our job to help you and your family become healthier as a whole.
There is nothing we love more than helping our patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. In addition to our total health dentistry services, we also offer traditional cosmetic dentistry services.
Where Dental Care
Meets Health Care
A Whole-Body Approach to Dental Care
Any dentist can fill a cavity or make you a crown. Any dental hygienist can polish your teeth. What we do at The Center for Dental Health is more than your average dentistry. The health of your mouth affects the health of your entire body, so don't be surprised when we ask you about how you're sleeping, what your diet is like, and whether you have a family history of heart attacks or diabetes. Sure, we do all the normal restorative and cosmetic dentistry that you've come to expect from a trip to the dentist's office. But we're all about going above and beyond standard dental care to help you achieve a greater level of health and wellness.
No Insurance? Our Patients Don't Need It!
Not having dental insurance shouldn't keep you from visiting the dentist and getting the care you need. For our patients without dental insurance, we've created our Dental Wellness Program, a membership program that allows you to get the preventative care you need at an affordable monthly price. Members also receive discounts on treatments.
CDH in the Community
Taking Candy Away from Children? “Operation Cash for Candy” in full swing!
Local Tri-City dentists and heath care professionals are taking candy away from kids again! But it is all for a good cause. For the third year running Dr. Ostler and several other area health professionals plus Numerica Credit Union are joining together to send a message of health to the community, and collecting leftover candy…
CDH in the Community
Dr. Ostler Organizes Medical-Dental Meeting
What many in our region and even our own patients don’t know is that Dr. Ostler is playing an increasing important role in healthcare both in our local community and across the nation. He is a former Board Member and Past- President of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, which is a professional health…
Our Patients Love Us!
We're known across Richland and the greater Tri-Cities area for providing compassionate dental care with your total health in mind. To us, dentistry is about more than just cleaning and fixing teeth—we're here to save lives! If you don't believe us, check out what our patients have to say about The Center for Dental Health: