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Brush Up on the Importance of Oral Health

  Halloween is around the corner, and it can be hard to say no to the abundance of candy corn and pumpkin sweets that are taking over the shelves. If you have decided to relax on your diet a little, make sure that you are at least taking precautions against cavities! While you’re at it, take a few minutes to learn about the importance of maintaining oral hygiene and health. Oral health is not always a main focus in public health, but there are plenty of reasons why public health officials should pay attention to this field. Oral bacteria and inflammation from periodontitis (severe form of gum disease) have been shown to cause health problems in other parts of the body. Bacteria from the mouth can spread through the bloodstream and attach to … Read entire article »

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