Health Risks

Published on June 1st, 2014 | by

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Dental Calamities That Can Truly Hurt

DENTAL cavities are not good news, but when it comes to preventive oral health, they may be among the smaller problems.

The advice is familiar: brush and floss regularly, use fluoride mouthwash, limit snacks and sweet drinks, visit the dentist twice a year. Good suggestions, even if not everyone follows them: by age 12, 50 percent of children have cavities. But there are two much more serious problems, common dental diseases that can lead not only to loss of teeth but also to loss of life: periodontal disease and oral cancer.
See on www.nytimes.com


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