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Science of Mouth Pain May Surprise You, Says Dental Implant Expert

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 3:45am
The Associated Press

People that have chronic mouth pain can be depressed, get anxious, have fewer job promotions, and engage in dysfunctional relationships. But it can get worse. Mouth pain may lead to serious medical conditions such as a heart attack, stroke, pneumonia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and cancer. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS, founder of http://www.DentalImplants.us, has a solution: create awareness of the science underlying cavities and mouth pain.

"Toothaches are the most common pain of the mouth or face reported by adults. This pain can interfere with vital functions such as eating, swallowing, and talking. Almost 1 of every 4 adults reported some form of facial pain in the past 6 months." -- CDC 2012 And one cause of toothaches is cavities. Research by Dr. Kravitz suggests that it only takes seven minutes for a cavity to start forming. In such a remarkably short time, therein lies one of the origins of mouth pain.

People with mouth pain are at increased risk of depression, and it can be even more debilitating. According to Dr. Marc Loev, a medical pain expert at The Center for Pain Management in Rockville, MD, "Problems of the mouth and resultant chronic mouth pain can manifest in poor health and quality of life. Infections can spread to other areas of the body and have recently been associated with a decrease in life expectancy. In addition to the physical implications, chronic mouth pain often leads to emotional changes affecting social dynamics with friends and family." A patient of Dr. Kravitz, Dinah, overcame a severe case of mouth pain.

More than 80 cavities and excruciating pain almost destroyed her life.

Once Dinah received full dental implant treatment, she became a lighthouse for joy, inspiring millions of Americans, going from desperation to inspiration.

Dr. Joe Kravitz is available for interviews to bring rekindled awareness for how to alleviate mouth pain, improve oral habits and live a healthier lifestyle.

About Dr. Kravitz: Dr. Joe Kravitz has been praised for his revolutionary dental techniques by media outlets such ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, Primetime Live, Washington Post, Washington Times, Miami Herald, USA Today, Sierra Club Magazine, New Beauty, Smart CEO, Washingtonian and Catalina Magazines. Dr. Kravitz is a contributing author to Discovery Fit & Health. He has authored Dirty Mouth and is the developer of 3 Minute ImplantT. He has taught dental implant procedures to thousands of dentists worldwide, including institutions such as the NYU College of Dentistry, the National Naval Medical Center and the University of Maryland. More information can be found at http://www.dentalimplants.us.

Contact: Brenda Marcial Kravitz Dentistry, PC 877-957-2848 brenda@dentalimplants.us This press release was issued through eReleases(R). For more information, visit eReleases Press Release Distribution at http://www.ereleases.com.

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