Many Americans use the New Year as a benchmark for a fresh start, and one Indiana dentist believes dental care to be an area deserving of a resolution for the majority of the nation's adults and children.
According to the American Dental Hygienists' Association, about 75 percent of Americans have developed various forms of gum disease and don't even know it.
Dr Arwinder Judge, a dentist in Richmond, Indiana, wrote in the Palladium-Item that a dedication to simple dental health routines can help stave off these oral diseases and their harmful side-effects in 2010.
She warns that periodontal disease, which infects the gum tissues surrounding teeth, is closely associated with an increased risk of strokes, heart disease, pre-term births and pneumonia.
However, Judge says, people can minimize their risk by "following good oral hygiene steps and visiting the dentist twice a year for exams and cleanings."
Other resolutions which could improve dental health include bushing at least twice a day, flossing once daily, limiting the intake of sugary beverages, eating more fruits and vegetables and drinking fluorine-infused water.
The American Dental Association endorses the fluoridation of community water supplies as a safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay.
For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353
© 2010 Brafton Inc.
The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.
Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.