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Oral Health and Overall Health


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The mouth (teeth, gums, tongue, cheek lining, and lips) plays a crucial role in helping people stay healthy.  As a gateway to the body, what you put in your mouth and your oral health affect the rest of your body.

Some ways oral health can impact overall health include:

Oral health can also be an indicator of other health issues including:


For tips on how to take good care of teeth and the rest of the mouth, see Healthy Teeth: the Basics


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