Dental Education

Did you know that cavities and gum disease may contribute to many serious conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and premature and low weight babies?1 Or that older adults are more susceptible to oral diseases, including oral cancer?2 It’s true!

That’s why it is so very critical to have regular check-ups -twice each year, annual x-rays, and prompt treatment for any condition your dentist discovers.

1 “The Effects of Oral Health on Overall Health,” Health Canada, Updated August 2008
2 ”Oral Changes with Age”, American Dental Association, 2009

Remember when it was just about the tooth fairy?
"Evidence shows that diabetics are more likely to develop and have more severe periodontitis than non-diabetics.  Some studies even suggest that advanced periodontal disease can make it more difficult for diabetics to control their blood sugar."1

"Gum disease can lead to an increased risk of more serious diseases;  the bacteria in plaque can travel into the bloodstream, and has been linked to the clogging of arteries and damage to heart valves."2
1”Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body", American Dental Association, April 2006
2 “The Effects of Oral Health on Overall Health”, Health Canada, Updated August 2008

Dental Care Links
To keep you and your family informed on all the latest oral hygiene and health trends, the following resource links have been provided.

Dental Health
American Dental Association® — Public topics and resources from America's largest dental association.

American Dental Hygiene Association — Oral health topics from the ADHA.

U.S. National Institute of Health — The NIH's dental health page provides news and more.

HealthyTeeth — Produced by dentists, Healthy Teeth is designed for elementary aged students curious about the "why?" of oral health.

Keep Kids Healthy — How to care for your children's teeth, prevent cavities and make sure they get enough fluoride.

General Health

Healthfinder® — A free gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthfinder® can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.

Healthfinder® KIDS — Great site offering health education for children, with large doses of fun. Games, contests, safe places to surf, and information on alcohol, smoking, safety and more. Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

HealthGrades® — An Internet service that grades the performance of health care providers in the United States. HealthGrades provides comprehensive health care ratings and profiles to consumers to help them make the most informed decisions regarding their healthcare.

The material quoted in this web site is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this web site should be construed as an endorsement by the quoted sources of the product described or of Stonebridge Life Insurance Company.
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