Oral Health chapter in Portsmouth Public Health Annual Review 2015
Authors: King, D.
Publisher: Public Health Portsmouth (Portsmouth City Council)
Place of Publication: Public Health Anual Review for 2015
Good oral health is important for general health and wellbeing. Poor oral health can affect someone's ability to eat, speak, smile and socialise (for example, due to pain or social embarrassment at loss of teeth). It is important to visit the dentist regularly so s/he can assess and treat any oral health problems such as gum disease, tooth decay or oral cancer . Dental decay is a preventable disease that can be arrested and even reversed in its early stages of development .