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Posted on March 28, 2014 by West Corporation 


Predicting Health Threats through Dental Exams


Can a routine dental exam uncover potential threats to your health beyond your mouth? You bet it can.

A recent Rodale News article references a study published in the Journal of Dental Research and highlights five major health threats that can be predicted by dental problems.

For example, the tooth decay and cavities that come from an unhealthy diet can be early indicators and drivers of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Do your patients understand the long-term negative effects of diet, smoking and other lifestyle choices beyond the immediate dental problems they cause? How are you communicating the deeper consequences of questionable lifestyle choices?

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