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Raising Awareness About Dental Disease
Oral health care must be a priority. Untreated dental diseases can lead to serious health problems: infection, damage to bone or nerve, periodontal disease, and tooth loss. Infection from tooth disease can spread to other parts of the body, leading to heart disease, low birth weight babies, and even death.
Kids and adults miss sleep, school, and work due to untreated dental disease. They can’t eat properly; they can’t smile. Many with tooth pain seek care in hospital emergency rooms, most of which aren’t well-equipped to handle dental emergencies, and where the cost of treatment is far greater than a dental office visit.
Dental Disease Prevention
Prevention is the key. Dental disease is almost entirely preventable. Drinking water with fluoride in it is very important. Also, simple measures like brushing and flossing teeth every day and eating a healthy diet can protect against tooth decay. Visit your dentist regularly.
To find out more, contact the Dental Assistant Program at IntelliTec College of Grand Junction.[boilerplate about-grand-junction]