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Eating nitrate rich vegetables like lettuce and spinach could hold the key to better oral health. BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Eating leafy greens could be better for oral health than using mouthwash

Want to improve oral health? Channel your inner Popeye and eat plenty of leafy greens – a nitrate rich diet could help prevent dental issues before they begin.
Early symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen gums, and bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth. Creative Cat Studio/ Shutterstock

Four health conditions linked to gum disease

Here’s why it’s so important to look after your oral health.
A national dental care program for low-income Canadians plans to launch coverage for children under age 12 in 2022. (Shutterstock)

7 principles to guide a national dental care program in Canada

A national dental care program is welcome news, but raises several ‘billion-dollar’ questions about how the program will work and what will be covered. Here are seven principles to guide decisions.

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