Your Wynnewood Dentist Explains Why Dentists Take Blood Pressure

The Prevalence of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) in Americans

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), hypertension (blood pressure classified as 140/90 mmHg or above) is the most common primary diagnosis in the United States, affecting nearly one out of every three Americans. It is the leading cause of death in this country.

American Dental Association Recommendations

Because of the high number of hypertensive patients, the American Dental Association (ADA) advocates dentists’ involvement in the detection and management of high blood pressure. The ADA recommends that dental offices take blood pressure on all new patients Read More