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Oral Health

Oral Health is Essential to Overall Health

New research suggests that the health of your mouth mirrors the condition of your body as a whole. For example, when your mouth is healthy, chances are your overall health is good, too. Here at the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC), Division of Oral Health (DOH), our mission is to improve the oral and overall health status of all South Carolina residents.

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Oral Health Resources

Oral health is an integral part of overall health. To increase access to quality oral health care, DHEC provides support for oral health programs, resources, and initiatives.

Oral Health in Pregnancy

You have so much to think about during pregnancy, but don’t overlook your oral health, which can be affected by the hormonal changes you will experience during this time.

Oral Health & Chronic Disease

Medical-dental integration is an approach to care that integrates and coordinates oral health into primary care and behavioral health to support individual and population health. Find out how oral health and chronic diseases are related.