Oral Health

Per CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, oral health affects our ability to speak, smile, eat, and show emotions. It also affects self-esteem, school performance, and attendance at work and school. Oral diseases—which range from cavities to gum disease to oral cancer—cause pain and disability for millions of Americans.


Tips for a Better Oral Health


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1. Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day


2. Floss Once a Day


3. Get Teeth Cleanings Every 6 Months 


4. Chew Sugarless Gum 


5. Consider Dental Sealants


6. Avoid Sticky, Starchy, and Sugary Foods


7. Skip Fruit Juice and Soda



For a list of North Valley dentists accepting Medi-Cal, please click  Dental Providers.


More information on Oral Health can be found at these websites:




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