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April is Dental Health Month

The health of your mouth affects your overall health!

Did you know that April is Dental Health Month? Dental health doesn’t just affect your mouth-it impacts your overall health! If your mouth isn’t healthy it can affect your appearance, social acceptance, and your ability to eat and sleep. An infection in the mouth is the end result of a bacterial infection. These bacteria have the potential to travel through the blood stream and affect other systemic organs. 

Follow basic steps to maintain good oral health

Oral infections have been associated with impacting chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis and even early or preterm birth rates. The good news is oral infections are preventable! You can follow some basic steps to maintain good oral health.

Learn more about Dental Health Month and how to keep your mouth healthy with the Canadian Dental Association. 

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