Chapter 67 The Patient with a Cardiovascular Disease Discussion

Introduction

You have a new patient today! He is a 63 year old African-American male. He has recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure and takes Hydrochlorothiazide 25mg and Losartan 50mg once a day. His intraoral dental examination reveals a plaque score of 70%. How would you address oral hygiene instruction in relation to plaque removal, the link to heart disease and the increased risk for African-Americans?


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