A new study suggests that oral health providers can play a roll in the overall health and well-being of their patients. The study is published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Two hundred patients in at private dental practices in Sweden were tested using a computerized system designed by the European Society of Cardiology called “HeartScore.” Dentists could then measure patients’ risk for a fatal heart attack or stroke within a ten year period. They referred patients to seek medical advice when their scores were ten percent or higher.
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