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Dentistry in Schools

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The importance of dental hygiene is something that has been stressed by dental professionals for years. There have been many initiatives to get people more involved with taking an active stance with their own dental health and the importance this has on their overall health as well. As the world is constantly moving and growing so to must the approach of reaching people. An Iowa high school has decided to take things to a new level and make the concept of dental health and integral part of everything they do. “A new dental clinic inside Scavo High School gives students the opportunity to visit the dentist within the walls of their school. The clinic, which is the first of its kind in Iowa, provides cleaning, filling and teeth … Continue Reading

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Dental Health and School Performance

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Improving your dental health is the best way to achieve stronger teeth, better gums, fresher breath and a better functioning body as well. A healthy mouth is also linked to a healthier and more active mind which will promote better learning in school. “Basham says preventive dental care is vital for a child’s well-being and learning ability.“Dental cleanings remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the teeth and gums. Leaving plaque and tartar on the teeth can lead to cavities, bad breath, gingivitis, gum disease and premature tooth loss. Also, oral health is related to overall health since the mouth is a passage way to the entire body. Poor oral health can cause premature birth and correlates to diabetes and congestive heart disease. Early detection of cavities can prevent … Continue Reading

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