“We have long known that the mouth is the window to the body”, said American Dental Association President, Charles H. Norman DDS.  Hi, I am Dr. DiLizia of Dental Wellness at Dry Creek and we now understand the roles dental professionals play in the detection of chronic, systemic disease.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC&P), 75% of health care expenses in the United States relate to the treatment of chronic diseases.  The CDC&P has released research findings that state, 7.8% of the US population has undiagnosed hypertension,  2.7% has undiagnosed diabetes and 8.2% with undiagnosed high cholesterol.

We know that 27 million people visit the dentist at least once per year, but not their primary care physician.  This opens the door for dentists to be part of the team working to combat chronic diseases.  The result can be over 102 million dollars of savings to the US Healthcare system and  better health for the US population.

We at Dental Wellness at Dry Creek are committed to whole body health through dental care.  Careful review of health history questionnaire and thorough examination, which include oral cancer screenings,  help our patients stay healthy.

As always, if you have any questions please give us a call  at 303-773-9400 or you can email me personally at [email protected]

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