THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF DENTAL HEALTH

In this seven-part series, we will be exploring some of the ways in which you may be causing harm to your teeth and general wellness. When it comes to eating and drinking, your mouth is where it all begins! Your teeth are not only important for breaking down food, but they are also one of the first things people look at during social interaction. With so many vital structures in close proximity to the mouth, it’s no wonder oral infections are the cause of so many life-threatening complications each year. In 2012, it was reported by the American Dental Association that dental-related emergency room (ER) visits  cost the United States health care system approximately $1.6 billion dollars with an estimated 2.18 million visits to the ER due to dental pain. 86% of those who visited the ER were between the ages of 19 and 64 years. People die every year because of dental conditions that are totally preventable! Now we will take a closer look at the underlying problems, and help you not be tempted into committing any of these deadly dental sins. Next week we will reveal the first deadly dental sin…