Watch Your Mouth – Dental Health and Nutrition


From the time I was a little girl, to just a day or so ago, someone has always told me to watch my mouth.  Why?   My mouth runs, and sometimes it runs unplugged.

I’ve been known to flim flam folks with flattery or eviscerate them with evil, sometimes moving from one to the other with just a shrug of my shoulders.  But my mouth-watching is not the kind of mouth-watching I’m writing about in this column.  I’m writing about the healthy mouth watching that is critical to our health.

Nearly a hundred folks gathered at the National Council of Negro Women headquarters at 633 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, to hear two dynamic women talk about mouth health.  Dr. Diane Earle, the Managing Dental Director at Kool Smiles, in Lancaster, Texas, talked about dental health and its importance. Your mouth, she said, is the gateway to your body, so it is important for you to take care of it by getting regular checkups, talking care of your mouth and, especially, ensuring that children have early dental care as soon as they have even a single tooth.

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