MOUTH, MIND, AND BODY MATTERS!
Your mouth is a window into what's going on in the rest of your body.
Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease—and can help you keep your teeth as you get older.
An unhealthy mouth, especially if you have gum disease, may increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes and preterm labor.
In fact, more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases show their first signs in the mouth.
Are you a Floridian struggling to access good dental care? You aren't alone.
These are the most commonly reported barriers to good dental health in Florida:
WHAT FLORIDIANS ARE SAYING
— N.J., Miami
“Oral health is very important to me. Without sufficient oral health, it's hard to get a job. One of the barriers I have when it comes to going to the dentist would be lack of affordable healthcare.”
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