Surgeon General updates tobacco, oral health links

Washington—The U.S. Surgeon General’s 50th anniversary review of tobacco science since Dr. Luther Terry’s landmark report on smoking and health updates evidence on the implications for oral health from tobacco use and the “expanding use of multiple products or the replacement of conventional combustible cigarettes with other nicotine delivery systems.”

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Surgeon general endorses fluoridation

Huntsville, Ala.—U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin April 22 officially endorsed community water fluoridation as “one of the most effective choices communities can make to prevent health problems while actually improving the oral health of their citizens.”

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What Is a General Dentist?

General dentists are the primary dental care providers for patients of all ages. They can treat you and your entire family and care for your overall oral health. This is crucial to your total health. Your general dentist takes responsibility for the diagnosis, treatment and overall coordination of services to meet your oral health needs. If you need a specialized dental procedure performed, yo…
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