Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 29 June 2011 14:58
Dentists in Great Britain are being asked to check on more than just their patients’ oral health.
In addition to their regular dental duties, these dentists may also monitor a patient’s eating habits, checking to see if the patient is maintaining a healthy diet. The dentists may also administer tests involving checking for STDs like Chlamydia.
These changes are being made because poor dental health may lead to subpar overall health. If these steps are taken, if will only result in a healthier population.