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Simple Steps to Better Dental Health

Good dental health helps keep your mouth in better shape. That means fewer cavities, stronger teeth and less chance for periodontal — or gum — disease. Importantly, good oral health is part of overall health and well-being. In fact, your mouth can be a window to many general health problems. Aetna and the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have conducted studies to understand the connection between infections in the mouth and their impact on other parts of the body. They have shown that taking care of your teeth and gums may be important to your overall health.

Use this website to find helpful information related to oral health and dental procedures. And don’t forget to see your dentist annually for routine check-ups!

Here are some general tips on the information you will find on this site. What is New

Conditions- common medical conditions and impact to dental health

Treatments- explanation of common dental treatments such as crowns, bridges, and root canals

Prevent Problems- ways to keep your teeth, gums, and body healthy

General- information and answers to common dental questions

Important Information- trending topics

Risk Assessment Tools for Common Dental Conditions

Last updated January 2022