- · See their patients more often than physicians.
- · Are often the one to recognize other conditions like high blood pressure, nighttime bruxism, TMJ disorders, oral cancers, and Sleep Apnea.
- · Regularly review health histories, dental home-care, diet, as well as the dental conditions.
- · Often see periodontal disease, in conjunction with heart (vascular) disease and other diseases in the same patient.
What can you do?
As you look at the list of factors, you will see that many of them are dependent on the patient taking responsibility for and controlling as many as possible. This includes regular dental/medical checkups and taking good care of yourself.
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