Gum disease can play havoc on the rest of the body. More and more we're learning that gum disease is linked to other chronic inflammatory conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, even Alzheimers.
The problem starts with kids and tooth decay. That's why Lubbock city and county officials were so excited today about a ribbon cutting on Parkway Drive. That officially opened the Community Health Center of Lubbock's Community Dental Clinic.
Now, listen to what that clinic brings to Lubbock according to Xochitl Anderton, the Director of Community Health Center. "Children receive comprehensive care here. They get their check-ups regularly. We provide fillings and extractions; whatever services they might need. Then the adults, we provide emergency care for them."
The Community Health Center has been growing for 19 years in Lubbock. Now, you'll find its Dental Clinic at 1826 Parkway Drive. For questions or to make an appointment, call 765-2611. @
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