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Nebraska Office of Oral Health and Dentistry


Watch Your Mouth 

“It’s important to brush your teeth.” 
“It’s important to see a dentist.” 
These two sentences are not news to any of us.  But sometimes we need new reminders of an old lesson.  The Nebraska Office of Oral Health and Dentistry wants you to Watch Your Mouth, or in other words, don’t take your dental health for granted. 
Oral health care is about more than a sparkling smile.  New research shows links between gum disease and bigger problems like heart attacks, diabetes, mental disease, and oral cancer.  Brushing, flossing, and other things you do to take care of your mouth can literally extend your life.
Learning good habits starts at an early age.  The American Dental Association recommends taking your child to the dentist every six months.  A dentist can spot oral health problems early, before they become big, painful problems.  Nearly 60% of Nebraska children will have experienced tooth decay before entering kindergarten.  Tooth decay causes children to miss more school days than any other chronic health problem. 
Your children learn important lessons from you about how to take care of themselves.  So, teach them that it’s important to Watch Your Mouth
The Watch Your Mouth campaign is funded by federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Oral Health and Dentistry
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