Do Healthy Employees Make a Difference?
By Karen Gustin, LLIF, Ameritas Group
Dental and Eye Care
Employee health and wellness enhance business performance.
|COMMON NOISES THAT CAN IMPACT HEARING|
|Noise risk||Sound level (decibels)||Hearing loss after|
|Airplane Cabin||110||1 minute, 29 seconds|
|Ambulance Siren||120||9 seconds|
|Chain Saw||110||1 minute, 29 seconds|
|Hand drill||98||23 minutes|
|Leaf Blower||110||1 minute, 29 seconds|
|Rock Concert||120||9 seconds|
Medical professionals have identified at least 120 medical symptoms that can be detected in the mouth during routine dental checkups, including diabetes, thyroid problems, skin diseases, mental illness, leukemia, cancer or hardening of the arteries. In fact, bleeding gums, etched enamel, and other tissue changes in the mouth are often the first clues to serious health problems. Medical studies have also revealed that pregnant women with gum disease are seven times more likely to have babies that are born too early and too small.