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Oral health outshines relationship with friends in Delta Dental survey

Most Americans view oral health as important to their life and overall health in well-being national survey
OAK BROOK, Ill., April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proper oral health is crucial to a healthy life, according to a recent national survey from Delta Dental. The results reveal that more adults say their oral health (85 percent) is important to their life than their diet or nutrition (71 percent), relationship with friends (71 percent), or weight (71 percent).
Making a health connectionThe Delta Dental survey shows that most adults (85 percent) recognize their oral health is important to their overall health and having good oral health makes them feel confident on a daily basis (67 percent). "There is a growing trend for Americans to correlate oral health with overall health and well-being," said Bill Kohn, DDS, chair of Delta Dental Plans Association's Dental Science Committee. "For example, mouth conditions can be associated with many …

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