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What is oral health? No cavities?

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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry
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No cavities is a good start, but oral health covers more than just that.
It includes healthy gums and addresses other structures i the mouth such as the tongue, cheeks, etc. As a dentist, there are a number of areas that i'm looking at when I do an exam on a patient. A lack of cavities, healthy supporting structures (gums and bone), good oral hygiene, and other areas free of disease.

In brief: Much more...

No cavities is a good start, but oral health covers more than just that.
It includes healthy gums and addresses other structures i the mouth such as the tongue, cheeks, etc. As a dentist, there are a number of areas that i'm looking at when I do an exam on a patient. A lack of cavities, healthy supporting structures (gums and bone), good oral hygiene, and other areas free of disease.
Dr. Kyle Shank
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Teeth, gums,cheeks

This is where preventive dentistry comes in.
A common cause of gingivitis (inflammation of gums) is deficiency of co enzyme q10, a conditional nutrient. That means that it is synthesized in the body but if that fails it has to he taken as a nutrient. As we age this synthesis becomes less efficient so older people require it as a nutrient.

In brief: Teeth, gums,cheeks

This is where preventive dentistry comes in.
A common cause of gingivitis (inflammation of gums) is deficiency of co enzyme q10, a conditional nutrient. That means that it is synthesized in the body but if that fails it has to he taken as a nutrient. As we age this synthesis becomes less efficient so older people require it as a nutrient.
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