(The following is an excerpt of a syndicated column by Dr. Julianne Malveaux on our recent event at the NCNW)
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. But my mouth-watching is not the kind of mouth-watching I’m writing about in this column. I’m writing about the mouth watching that is critical to our health.
Recently, at the National Council of Negro Women headquarters in Washington, DC, many gathered to hear two dynamic women talk about oral and nutritional health. Dr. Diane Earle, a Managing Dental Director at Kool Smiles, talked about oral 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, taking care of your mouth and, especially, ensuring that children have early dental care as soon as they have even a single tooth. She was joined by healthy living expert Debra Peek Haynes, who is passionate about how what we eat can transform our lives.
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