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What Your Mouth Says About Your Health

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Bad breath? Dry mouth? Dental problems can reveal a great deal about your general health and even serious medical issues.
Air Date: 5/6/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Sanda Moldovan, DDS, MS, CNS
Sanda MoldovanDr. Sanda Moldovan is passionate about empowering her patients to live a healthier life. As a periodontist and nutritionist, she teaches her patients that the mouth is a window into their health. Dr. Sanda is able to identify a number of health issues, which originate in the mouth and manifest inwardly and outwardly. She provides her patients with a systematic approach using the latest technology and up to date information available. For almost a decade, Dr. Sanda has been in demand as a frequent lecturer on dental implants at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She is consistent in staying on top of the latest research and technology available in her field such as laser techniques, bone regeneration, and nutritional support.

After graduating from the Ohio State University School of Dentistry, she continued her studies at UCLA's Post Graduate Periodontics Department, where she also received a Masters of Science in Oral Biology. Dr. Sanda is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and a member of Laser Dentistry and American College of Nutrition. With her appearances on numerous television shows, which include the Emmy-winning syndicated talk show, The Doctors, Dr. Sanda creates awareness for bridging the gap between medicine and dentistry. She contributes to several publications, such as The Wellbeing Journal, VIV Magazine, California Women's Magazine, and Healthy Healing Magazine.
What Your Mouth Says About Your Health
Good oral hygiene prevents much more than just cavities. In fact, regular checkups and hygiene can prevent serious health conditions including hormonal imbalance, stress, diabetes, heart problems and osteoporosis. 

What is YOUR smile trying to tell you?

Periodontist and nutritionist, Dr. Sanda Moldovan, DDS, MS, CN, discusses some of the warning signs to look for as well as oral health tips and the conditions and disease you can prevent simply by improving your oral hygiene.

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