Cortney Bloomer
Carson City Healthand Human Services

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January 11, 2012
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Good oral hygiene improves overall health

This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.

A bright white smile shows confidence and can be reassuring to others, but did you know that healthy teeth also can say a lot about overall good health?

Did you also know that good oral health means more than just having clean teeth?

Good oral health includes being free of gum disease, oral cancers and oral pain. Many studies have linked good oral health to reduced rates of heart disease, better control of blood sugar in diabetic patients and better …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 11, 2012 03:42AM Published Jan 11, 2012 03:40AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.