At our Midtown Manhattan offices, we believe that our basic duty to our patients is to ensure their continued dental health and general well-being. While most people might not think of our Manhattan dentists as caretakers of general health, the intimate relationship between dental health and overall health is extremely strong, which is why we take the time to warn our patient about lifestyle choices such as excessive drinking. Our expert dentists are in a unique position to let their patients know about many the damaging effects of excessive drinking that they may not otherwise be aware of.
For one thing, when people think of the damage drinking does, they don't think of their dental health; most aren’t aware that binge drinkers are much more likely to experience tooth decay and tooth surface erosion. The deleterious effects of excessive drinking go far beyond tooth decay, however. In a paper published in the Royal College of Surgeon’s Dental Journal, experts wrote that, “Excessive alcohol consumption is not only a risk factor for sustaining orofacial injury (either through falls, road traffic accidents or interpersonal violence) but also implicated in the aetiology of potentially fatal oral disease, including cancers of the mouth, larynx, pharynx and oesophagus."
The reason that our expert dentists are in a unique position to help is that we see our patients on a regular basis when they take preventative measures for routine check-ups. Our advanced dental technologies can help fight the adverse effects of excessive drinking and effectively treat those conditions. We want to make sure that our patients don’t suffer from any mouth problems of any kind, and we do everything we can to achieve that end.