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Oral Care: Take care of your teeth

A dentist operates on a humanoid dental patient robot, named Hanako Showa, during a demonstration of dental treatment at Showa University on March 25, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan.
A dentist operates on a humanoid dental patient robot, named Hanako Showa, during a demonstration of dental treatment at Showa University on March 25, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan.
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Oral Care is an important component in maintaining a healthy body.

Remote Area Medical (RAM) volunteer hygienists perform teeth cleanings during a free clinic held at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on April 11, 2011 in Oakland, California.
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Take care of your body which includes your teeth. Oral infections, gingivitis and gum disease can become serious if left untreated.

Take care of your teeth by following these helpful oral care tips: Get your teeth cleaned twice a year, brush your teeth in the morning and at bedtime, floss daily, brush your tongue, limit the amount of sweets you consume, learn proper cleaning techniques from a dental hygienist and/or dentist.

Don't wait until you have mouth pain, schedule a dental appointment today. Oral care is an important component in maintaining a healthy body. Research shows oral infections can damage the heart.

If you want a beautiful smile, schedule an appointment with a dentist in your area. If you do not have dental insurance contact the nearest Dental School or health department. Some dental offices will accept patients without dental insurance.

Take care of your entire body: schedule a dental appointment, eat healthy foods, drink plenty of water, schedule your annual physical exam and eye exam, get your blood pressure checked, and schedule a mammogram.

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