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Watch Your Mouth! WVIZ/PBS ideastream

- a new kind of partnership -

ideastream in collaboration with NetWellness and other multimedia partners presents Be Well:  Watch Your Mouth!

NetWellness and ideastream are partnering to bring more understanding to the health and medical issues you care about. Launched in 1995, NetWellness is a consumer information website from Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. ideastream is a non-profit public broadcasting organization including WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, WCLV and other educational and public service media. Be Well: Watch Your Mouth! is part of ideastream’s ongoing multiple-media coverage on important health issues presented in collaboration with The Plain Dealer and NetWellness. Through this partnership, you will be able to explore ideastream’s programs as NetWellness puts in-depth information at your fingertips.

ideastream's series, Watch Your Mouth! explains how oral health not only affects your mouth but your whole body, with mounting evidence connecting gum disease to debilitating and costly problems including diabetes, heart disease, and premature birth.

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Feagler & Friends
Watch Your Mouth!
     -Barriers to Care
     -Common Dental Problems
     -Gum Disease - Unborn Danger & Beyond
     -Treatment & Prevention
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The story of local artist Tom Csapo whose artistic skills are in demand in the medical field. It takes a small lab team ten days to fully customize one patient's set of teeth. Even in this high-tech world, the molding is done solely by hand.

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Feagler & Friends

Dick Feagler interviews a local Dr. Andre Mickels, an endodontist at Case Western Reserve University about the link between oral health and over-all health and previews an excerpt from the up-coming TV special Watch Your Mouth!

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Barriers to Care
For most people, anxiety and fear create the main barrier to care. We examine the dreaded sights, smells and sounds that cause such dread and get a glimpse of the latest techniques dentists are using to combat fear and control pain.

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Common Dental Problems

This segment explores and explains the anatomy of the most common dental problems including tooth decay; abscesses that lead to root canals; and gingivitis, also known as gum disease.

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Root Canals

Gums and Gingivitis

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Mouth Pain: What to Eat

Kids and Seniors

Gum Disease - Unborn Danger & Beyond
Pegged as a "silent epidemic," gum disease now affects one in 10 adults and one in five people over the age of 65. It's on the rise and a problem linked to much more than tooth loss. The bacteria which cause gum infections can travel to other parts of the body and wreak havoc. In addition, the chronic inflammation that persists with severe gum disease can cause other damaging changes in the body. People with gum disease are almost twice as likely to have heart disease; and evidence continues to mount that the bacteria causing gum disease may play some role in premature births.

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Treatment & Prevention

This segment examines how and why the health of the teeth and gums has not been given the same priority as the rest of the body when it comes to health care priorities and insurance coverage. This segment also looks at the best tools for preventing decay and gum disease.

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NewsDepth

A segment especially designed for middle school aged students concerning the link between oral health and over all health and why daily brushing and flossing are still the best way to avoid oral health problems.

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Last Reviewed: Feb 24, 2014

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