Dental Wellness – Taking Control of Your Oral Health
Did you know that brushing, flossing, and good oral hygiene can protect you from far more than tooth decay? Many systemic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke have been linked to dental disease. The mouth is the entry point of many bacteria. Controlling levels of bacteria in the mouth can help reduce overall inflammation and improve health.
In this noontime webinar, you will learn about the connection between oral health and systemic disease and discover how caring for your teeth can improve your overall health. You will learn how to manage and control dental decay and periodontal disease. We will also touch on how stress can manifest as jaw pain and create tooth damage. Ultimately, this course will give you the knowledge to build your own dental wellness plan to improve your overall health and well-being.
Instructor: Kim Morita, RDH, DDS, practices dentistry in Seattle, Washington with a focus on preventive oral care. She received her RDH and DDS degrees from the University of Southern California and completed a general practice residency at UCLA School of Dentistry. In addition to clinical practice, she was an assistant clinical professor and course director at UCSF School of Dentistry.