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Drug chain Rite Aid during August and September is offering shoppers a free oral care guide and oral care tip book to educate them on the importance of taking care of their mouths and how oral health can impact a wide variety of health conditions.
"Taking care of your teeth and gums is one of the best things you can do for your overall well-being, so it's important that people of all ages practice good oral care," said Mark de Bruin, Rite Aid e.v.p. of pharmacy. "The guide and tip book are valuable resources and provide the basics of good oral care, brushing, flossing and rinsing, which in turn can help keep your mouth and you healthy for years to come."
The 11-page Oral Care Guide features advice on the right way to brush, floss, and rinse, as well as information on periodontal disease and a list of symptoms and risk factors that indicate if a person has or is at increased risk for the disease. A special section contains information on how different medications as well as what consumers can eat and drink can impact the health of your mouth.
The Oral Care Tip Book offers advice on how proper oral care can prevent and minimize the effects of serious health issues like diabetes and heart disease and how conditions like pregnancy present new challenges. Rite Aid said its pharmacists are trained to offer important, helpful and free information on proper dental care.
Rite Aid's Oral Care program is part of its yearlong commitment to health and wellness. Throughout the year Rite Aid pharmacies offer special health condition programs that provide patients guidance on topics such as diabetes management, weight management, heart health, allergy awareness, and skin care.