How Addiction Affects Your Mouth

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: Addiction, eating disorders, smoking, and other bad habits can affect your mouth in extremely negative ways.
Air Date: 12/18/15
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Sanda Moldovan, DDS, MS
SandaSanda Moldovan, MS, DDS, is an internationally recognized speaker, award-winning periodontist, author, and television personality and consultant on oral health, periodontics, nutrition, and anti-aging.

She has been speaking publicly since she was a teenager in Ohio, after emigrating from the Transylvania region of Romania. “I had to work very hard to get where I am today." In the privileged position of being able to help others transform their health and lives, she says. “I am proud to be living proof of how persistence, perseverance, and patience can help anyone achieve their dreams.”

Believing health issues that manifest in the mouth are key indicators for one’s overall health, she is a frequent speaker on periodontics and nutrition for Nobel Biocare, the world’s leading implant company. 

She lectures on dental implants and nutrition for a healthy mouth at the UCLA School of Dentistry and is a faculty member of Global Institute for Dental Education (GIDE). An official spokesperson for Waterpik, Dr. Moldovan is the "go-to" oral health expert for the Emmy-award winning syndicated daytime television series, The Doctors

She is a widely sought after oral health expert by network television shows such as NBC and CBS. She is an editor for the Inside Dentistry magazine, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and

She is a graduate of Ohio State University School of Dentistry. From there she went on to the University of California Los Angeles, for post-graduate periodontics training. She earned a Master of Science in Oral Biology from UCLA. Additionally, she is a trained and certified nutritionist as well as an American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) diplomate. 

Her professional affiliations include active membership in the Academy of Anti-Aging medicine, American College of Nutrition, and Academy of Laser Dentistry.

She stays current with the latest research and technology in her fields of expertise, particularly laser and minimally invasive techniques in dental implant surgery, periodontal plastic surgery, and nutritional support. Her book, Healing for a Pill-Popping Nation, is being published in 2016. Dr. Sanda Moldovan’s office is mercury free (silver amalgam filling free) and mercury-safe. She is committed to practicing safe and healthy dentistry and using her high visibility in the public to educate and create greater awareness of the importance of how a healthy mouth translates into a healthy body.
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How Addiction Affects Your Mouth
Addiction, eating disorders, smoking, and other bad habits can affect your mouth in extremely negative ways. 

Often these behaviors can cause damage to your teeth and gums.

But, what many people may not realize is that poor oral health can then negatively affect all other aspects of health. 

Dr. Sanda Moldovan has worked with individuals to improve their overall health by addressing and treating their oral hygiene issues. 

Dr. Sanda discusses how addiction and negative habits can damage your mouth and provides practical tips on how you can attend to your mouth to improve overall health.
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