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Dental and Oral Health Center

Dental and Oral Health Center Overview

Your mouth is a mirror for your general health.

Dental and oral health goes beyond healthy teeth; oral health is integral to your overall health and well-being. Oral diseases can cause serious health problems and be very expensive to correct, especially if they're not caught early.

Even more importantly, dental disease can cause health problems that go way beyond the mouth. In fact, research has shown that there are some types of oral disease that may lead to serious health problems such as:

 

Although there have been dramatic improvements over the past 50 years including water fluoridation and the development of dental sealants, many people still suffer from dental diseases. This is especially unfortunate considering that there are so many inexpensive and effective methods to protect your teeth. In fact, dental and oral diseases are considered to be a "silent epidemic" in the United States according to the Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health in May, 2000.

Knowing more about more about your dental and oral health this is one of the first steps you can take toward improving your overall health.

 

What You Can Do to Maintain Good Oral Health

 

NetWellness Dental Health Topics

NetWellness has a number of dental health topics that contain original information and experts who are available to answer your questions.

 

Sources:

Oral Health for Adults (CDC)

US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Surgeon General. Oral health in America: A report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; 2000,

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Last Reviewed: Jul 30, 2014