Despite Florida's Poor Rankings, Tips for Oral Health

The state of Florida has a bad wrap for dental health. According to Wallethub’s 2018 research findings, Florida ranks near the bottom at 44 out of 50 states for the worst dental habits, dental care and overall oral health. In addition, only 38 percent of Florida adults and children visited the dentist in the past year, making the other 62 percent susceptible to costly dental treatments like fillings, root canals and crowns. Van Dyke General & Implant Dentistry, Gainesville dentistry locals can rely on, provides tips for improving and maintaining your oral health.

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Better Oral Health Means Better General Health

For many years, it was thought oral health and dentistry were a subset of general health. But doctors and dentists developing a better understanding of the relationship between oral and general health has resulted in earlier detection of issues and improved treatments for patients. Van Dyke General & Implant Dentistry, a Gainesville dentistry provider, discusses three ways in which good oral health is linked to better overall health.

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