It’s Not Just About Cavities

Did you know that your oral health in can affect the rest of your body? Studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with gum disease (periodontitis) could play a role in serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, premature birth and pneumonia. That is why The Idaho Foodbank has partnered with Delta Dental to provide dental kits through the Mobile Pantry, Backpack and School Pantry programs along with monthly services to Idaho’s elderly population. This unique, five year collaboration with Delta Dental ensures that Idahoans of all ages are given the tools and education to maintain dental health for a lifetime. To learn more go to: Smile

As we embark upon the holidays, let’s not forget about our dental health. The following link provides simple dental tips to keep in mind as you face the season of sugary sweets: Tips for Healthy Teeth