Generations of Smiles - May 2022

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reduce health care costs,” the council authors wrote. Dr. Rodgers hopes this will result in healthier, happier and better caredfor patients. “It is challenging for patients to take care of their dental issues if

they are psychologically hurting. And conversely, patients who are suffering or are dealing with tooth loss suffer mentally as well,” Rodgers said. “Addressing oral issues can have an incredibly important effect on a person’s mental health — and vice-versa.”