Dental Dilemma Day

Free Service Helps Answer Difficult or Embarrassing Dental Questions



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Academy of General Dentistry

    DETROIT, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Got green
 teeth? Trying to regrow a tooth? In an effort to continue to strengthen and
 increase consumer awareness of dental health issues, members of the Michigan
 Academy of General Dentistry are trying to put dental dilemmas to rest by
 hosting the SmileLine, a local dental health hotline that Michigan consumers
 can call to talk one-on-one with a dentist.
     During Dental Dilemma Day on April 27, 2001, Michigan consumers will have
 a chance to get dental advice from the experts of the Michigan Academy of
 General Dentistry. Anyone with questions or concerns about oral health can
 call the SmileLine, toll-free at 888-345-TOOTH (888-345-8668) from 9:00 a.m.
 to 5:00 p.m. EST.
     Advice given during the SmileLine, which is celebrating its 9th national
 anniversary this year, has helped put more than 9,000 consumers' dental
 questions and fears to rest, and has strengthened and encouraged the patient's
 relationship with the dentist.
     "Most people know that neglecting their oral health means risking cavities
 and gum disease," says Dr. Cindy Bauer, 2001 SmileLine coordinator. "We hope
 that this toll-free service will help answer difficult or embarrassing
 questions about dental and general health issues."
     In recent years, researchers have found a connection between gum disease
 and coronary vascular disease, which can place people at risk for heart
 attacks and strokes. In individuals with diabetes, gum disease is associated
 with poor control of insulin levels. Pregnant women also need to be careful;
 gum disease can place pregnant women at risk for having low-birthweight
 babies.
     "By seeking dental care on a more preventive and pro-active basis,
 patients will aid their overall health," says Dr. Bauer.
     The SmileLine, dentistry's first national hotline, continues to raise
 consumer awareness about oral health, new dental technology and the options
 available to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
     The Academy of General Dentistry is an international dental organization
 with 36,000 members from the United States, its territories and Canada. As
 members, these dentists are dedicated to continuing dental education to ensure
 the best possible care for patients. Visit the Academy's Web site at
 www.agd.org . To find a dentist, please call 877-2X-A-YEAR, (877-292-9327).
 
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    DETROIT, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Got green
 teeth? Trying to regrow a tooth? In an effort to continue to strengthen and
 increase consumer awareness of dental health issues, members of the Michigan
 Academy of General Dentistry are trying to put dental dilemmas to rest by
 hosting the SmileLine, a local dental health hotline that Michigan consumers
 can call to talk one-on-one with a dentist.
     During Dental Dilemma Day on April 27, 2001, Michigan consumers will have
 a chance to get dental advice from the experts of the Michigan Academy of
 General Dentistry. Anyone with questions or concerns about oral health can
 call the SmileLine, toll-free at 888-345-TOOTH (888-345-8668) from 9:00 a.m.
 to 5:00 p.m. EST.
     Advice given during the SmileLine, which is celebrating its 9th national
 anniversary this year, has helped put more than 9,000 consumers' dental
 questions and fears to rest, and has strengthened and encouraged the patient's
 relationship with the dentist.
     "Most people know that neglecting their oral health means risking cavities
 and gum disease," says Dr. Cindy Bauer, 2001 SmileLine coordinator. "We hope
 that this toll-free service will help answer difficult or embarrassing
 questions about dental and general health issues."
     In recent years, researchers have found a connection between gum disease
 and coronary vascular disease, which can place people at risk for heart
 attacks and strokes. In individuals with diabetes, gum disease is associated
 with poor control of insulin levels. Pregnant women also need to be careful;
 gum disease can place pregnant women at risk for having low-birthweight
 babies.
     "By seeking dental care on a more preventive and pro-active basis,
 patients will aid their overall health," says Dr. Bauer.
     The SmileLine, dentistry's first national hotline, continues to raise
 consumer awareness about oral health, new dental technology and the options
 available to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
     The Academy of General Dentistry is an international dental organization
 with 36,000 members from the United States, its territories and Canada. As
 members, these dentists are dedicated to continuing dental education to ensure
 the best possible care for patients. Visit the Academy's Web site at
 www.agd.org . To find a dentist, please call 877-2X-A-YEAR, (877-292-9327).
 
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