Funny enough, my dentist had a really good heart to heart with me like 10 years ago and has me on a really strict schedule (I have 3 cleanings a year) and even helped me get everything covered by insurance since it’s part of my job.
In studies, patients who have been advised to cut back on alcohol often report that they have done so to please the researchers, > while reviews find no effects on objective measures of alcohol consumption (their blood levels) or the rates of injuries, alcohol-related illnesses and hospitalizations> , according to Bazzi and Saitz. Still, “even small behavior changes” could improve health, they wrote.
Then, of course, there’s this:
There is no safe level of alcohol for pregnant women, according to the institute.