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Why Oral Health Is Important: Brushing, Flossing & More

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, which is why good oral health is an important part of your overall well-being.

In This Article:

  • Poor oral hygiene can lead to various conditions, ranging from cavities and gum disease to increased risk for cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
  • The earlier you learn proper oral health habits — like brushing and flossing — the easier it will be to avoid long-term health issues.
  • Lifestyle choices, like smoking and eating sugary foods, can also influence your dental health.

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