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April's Focus is Oral Health
Healthy teeth and gums do more than providing you a nice, shiny smile. Oral health is a crucial aspect of maintaining general health. The kind of poor dental hygiene that produces gum disease, cavities and other infections may have larger effects on your overall health. Researchers are studying the association between oral health, inflammation, and other diseases which are known to be affected by inflammation. Scientists hope to understand how these diseases are interrelated, and whether treating the inflammation caused by gum disease can improve these other diseases.On the extreme end of things, oral hygiene problems may be linked to illnesses that include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, premature birth, osteoporosis and even Alzheimer's disease.
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