Oral Health Toolkit

“Put your health where your mouth is” by connecting your oral health to your overall health. Healthier teeth and gums have been linked to better heart health, among other benefits.

Steps to Better Oral Health:

  • Floss daily.
  • Get routine professional dental care.
  • Brush at least twice a day.
  • Take your child to the dentist before the age of one.
  • Use fluoridated toothpaste and mouth rinses.
  • Encourage water fluoridation in your community.

Oral Health and the Whole Body: the mouth-body connection
Protecting your oral health
Oral Health links from Healthy People 2010
Dental and Oral Health Services from the Mississippi State Department of Health
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