Written by Dentistry Today Monday, 14 February 2011 14:40
Heraeus acknowledges link between oral health and overall health during Heart Failure Awareness Week: February 13-19, 2011
SOUTHBEND, IN/February 11, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- More than just teeth and gums, a dentist may help detect a wide range of health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and oral cancer, but for many people an intense fear of dental treatment prevents them from getting the care they need.
To bring attention to the connection between good oral health and overall health, Heraeus, the leader in advancing dental esthetics and overall dental wellbeing, is acknowledging Heart Failure Awareness Week, February 13-19, 2011.
“Recent scientific studies and data show that dentists can spot early warning signs in the mouth that may indicate disease elsewhere in the body,” says Christopher Holden, President of Heraeus Kulzer. “Importantly, dentists’ significant training and education enables them to recognize conditions that merit referring patients for care by dental specialists or physicians,” he adds.