Proper Oral Health May Help with Fighting Substance Abuse

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Proper Oral Health May Help with Fighting Substance Abuse

Could your oral health contribute to fighting substance abuse? Recent research seems to suggest so. How can your smile assist with something like alcoholism, for example? Let’s take a closer look.

A research team at the University of Utah School of Dentistry took a holistic approach to oral care and the treatment of substance abuse disorder. The team’s research showed that individuals receiving treatment by a dental professional were twice as likely to continue their treatment and they also showed an increase of more than eighty percent in completion of their substance abuse treatment program.

The research may reinforce why you should consider looking into holistic dentistry to take care of your oral health. Substance abuse aside, holistic dentists take a close look at your oral care as well as how your oral health affects the other parts of the body and the importance of proper nutrition.

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This update is by Assure a Smile, the longest-tenured holistic dental practice in Miami. Our top priority is to provide patients with all-encompassing oral health care that safely improves oral health and wellness. By helping patients look and feel their best through a holistic dentistry approach, we strive to empower patients to make informed lifestyle choices that result in strong teeth, healthy gums, beautiful smiles, and optimum vitality. For more information on holistic dental care or to schedule an appointment with a holistic dentist, please visit or call 305-274-0047.

By | 2019-05-20T19:15:45+00:00 May 20th, 2019|Holistic Dentistry, News, Oral Health|0 Comments

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