When addressing health issues, dental care often falls to the wayside. How can dental health affect your overall health? What issues cause concern? What questions should you be asking your dentist and maybe your doctor too? In this episode of Patient Power, guest host Gina Tuttle is joined by Dr. Joel Berg to discuss oral health. Dr. Berg is Professor and Lloyd and Kay Chapman Chair for Oral Health at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.
The program begins with Dr. Berg explaining how one’s dental health can affect overall health. He addresses the correlation between poor oral health and inflammatory conditions such as heart disease and periodontal disease. Dr. Berg also stresses the importance of making sure you communicate dental issues to your physician, and vice versa.
Cosmetic issues such as teeth whitening and teeth straightening are also explained. Dr. Berg talks about the why these procedures are sometimes necessary and dispels myths about certain treatments. You’ll also hear about the cost of dental care and how to get access to care. Taking care of your teeth is vital to the prevention of further disease and your overall health. This program serves as an excellent resource if you are searching for answers to the most common oral care questions.
Joel Berg, D.D.S., M.S.
Lloyd and Kay Chapman Chair for Oral Health, UW MedicineDr. Joel Berg is Professor and Lloyd and Kay Chapman Chair for Oral Health at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, Washington. He also serves as President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation. Dr. Berg is board certified in pediatric dentistry. more >