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Oral Health and Overall Health: The Basics

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Healthy Teeth: The Basics

Daily care and regular check-ups with your dentist or dental provider are important for maintaining healthy teeth and overall good health.

Some things you can do daily include:

*For a quick guide on how to properly floss, click: How to Floss Your Teeth*

Have questions about how often you should brush, floss, or see your dentist? See our quick guide below for more information.

 

*Click the image above for a full sized version of the Office of Oral Health "How Often Should I" guide*

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Oral Health & Overall Health

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.

Ways oral health can impact overall health include:

Oral health can also be an indicator of other health issues including:
  • Heart disease
  • Endocarditis (heart infection
  • Quality of Life
  • Limited food choices
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • General infections
  • Pregnancy
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis

 

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 Oral Health Treatments and Procedures


*Click the image above for a full sized version of the Office of Oral Health Treatments and Procedures*

For more information on fillingsfluoride treatmentssealantsscaling and root planing (deep teeth cleaning), crownsroot canals, and dentures, visit mouth: mouthhealthy.org

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CONTACT US: 
oralhealth@bphc.org   -   617.534.2390   
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