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How Healthy is Your Mouth?

Answer a few questions, and you'll get:

  • A personalized report about the health of your mouth
  • Tips for improving your oral health care routine
  • A plan to prepare for your next visit to the dentist

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD on August 07, 2013

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