Many people are unable to access preventative dental care resulting in poor health outcomes and increased health care costs including greater numbers of preventable emergency room visits. Untreated periodontal disease (gum disease) and tooth decay are infectious diseases that can affect a person’s total health. Periodontal disease increases inflammation in the body and thereby becomes a contributing factor for many systemic diseases such as heart disease, heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, COPD, asthma, Alzheimer’s, pneumonia, osteoporosis, pre term low birthrate babies, some cancers, and Rheumatoid arthritis. Both periodontal disease and tooth decay can affect a person’s ability to eat, speak and smile, and it increases the possibility of malnutrition and chronic pain. Mobile dental hygiene services can help alleviate these negative outcomes and increase the quality of life for many people not receiving care presently.
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