There is an abundance of research connecting dental health with your overall health, so dental care should not be taken lightly. But what about for those people who can’t perform their own dental care, patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for instance? If patient’s are already suffering illness, dental care is often overlooked i.e., for the elderly in nursing homes, hospital, and ICU patients. According to research, the affects of your oral health reach far beyond your mouth, and because of that comprehensive dental care has been suggested for ICU patients.
Chances are if you visit your dentist twice yearly for a checkup and professional cleaning, as the American Dental Association recommends, you are very familiar with your dental hygienist. Do you ever wonder what your hygienist does besides clean your teeth and take your x-rays? Dental hygienists have other responsibilities, too. In today’s blog we fill you in on the role of the dental hygienist.
They say the eyes are the mirror to your soul. Have you heard that your tongue is the mirror to your health? Although you probably don’t think very often about your tongue, your tongue can tell you a lot about your oral and overall health. That’s why when you visit your doctor or dentist you should be getting your tongue examined. In today’s blog we discuss tongue facts and the steps to examining your tongue.