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Schedule a dental appointment this week

Schedule a dental appointment this week and prevent gingivitis. Oral infections, gingivitis and gum disease can become serious if left untreated.

 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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 Dental instruments lie on a table at a dentist's office on October 12, 2009 in Berlin, Germany
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Follow 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 this week. Oral care is an important 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, schedule your annual physical exam, eye exam, and mammogram.

February was Children's Dental Month. Watch "Worst foods for your teeth" video now.

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