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Oral Health and Heart Health: How One Affects the Other

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Your mouth is a window to the health of the rest of your body. An unhealthy mouth can be an indicator that something else is wrong. Taking care of your teeth is about more than having a straight and bright smile. It's also about preventing heart disease and maintaining good overall health.

Your Oral Health Affects Your Heart Health

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Protect Your Teeth This Summer

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Sports can be an excellent way to enjoy the warm summer weather. Whether you play on a summer softball team or simply enjoy shooting hoops at the park, there are plenty of ways to incorporate athletics into your summer schedule. However, sports injuries can present a significant danger to unprotected teeth. Wearing a mouth guard while participating in both organized and backyard sports is an easy way to protect your teeth in case you are hit in the mouth by a ball, another player, other equipment, or the ground. 

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Understanding Oral Cancers

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What is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is any form of cancer that affects your mouth or the surrounding areas. Oral Cancers generally are detected through early oral cancer screening which gets done through ViziLite Plus Annual Oral Cancer Screening Exams in the early and most treatable stages. These oral cancer screenings become part of your annual dental checkups to ensure that any cancers that come about get detected early. Dentists also examine the ...

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