Dentists ‘Perfectly Placed’ To Give Healthy Living Advice

According to a report from the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation, dentists are in a great position to deliver health advice to their patients.  

According to an article from the Belfast Telegraph, “The new report on the state of NHS dentistry in England suggests that health officials have “missed” an opportunity to include dentists in wider ill-health prevention plans. Including dentists in these plans could see improvements in the nation’s dental health as well as driving down cases of obesity and diabetes, they added”.

The article discusses:

  • Findings from the analysis
  • Income can influence dental care
  • What dental professionals should be doing

The article continues, “The report makes a number of recommendations including improving access to dentists among the most deprived and supporting research to better understand the impact of dental health interventions”. While the report is based in the UK, the same principles apply to dentists in America. Is your dental practice making an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle for your patients?

To read more, see the full article from the Belfast Telegraph.

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