food-healthy-morning-cerealsIf there is one aspect of medical care that is vastly underestimated in terms of its overall impact on total health and wellness, it is very likely to be dental care. According to highly respected dental professionals like Dr. Sid Solomon, oral health plays a critical and often underestimated role in terms of an individual’s overall health and wellness. Poor oral health, for example, is often associated with a whole host of other serious medical conditions that can lead to a broad range of devastating health consequences.

It is therefore the case that a patient visiting a dentist to address any issues associated with gum disease is actually taking preventive measures against the development of the more serious and even potentially deadly diseases that are often tied to the presence of gum disease in study after study. Of course, it’s not often that the patient conceives of their actions in this manner, and perhaps that is why there needs to be a greater deal of awareness raised regarding the importance of regular dental care in preventing the development of more serious medical issues that are not so easily rectified.

After all, most patients already see dental care as a critical component of their approach to overall health and wellness. Armed with this additional information, more people would be likewise encouraged to consider dental care as an equally critical component of preventive health care and would therefore be more likely to take these steps to avoiding the development of one of the devastating health conditions commonly associated with poor oral health.