Thursday, September 26, 2019

Oral Care And Substance Abuse

The first thing people notice about you is your smile. However, if you struggle or have struggled with substance abuse you most likely don't want to smile because of your teeth.

Published in the Journal of the American Dental Association a study was conducted by the University of Utah School of Dentistry.  Researchers decided to explore "the effect of comprehensive oral care for a more holistic approach to substance use disorder treatment."

Their findings were shocking! Participants who had major oral procedures done stayed in treatment approximately two times longer than needed and more than 80% completed their treatment.

It's amazing how much power a smile has over us!!

To read the rest of the study click here!

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