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dc.contributor.authorSchwark, Aaron
dc.description1 Broadside. Original created in Microsoft PowerPoint. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractThe mouth is a gateway through which viruses and bacteria can enter the rest of the body (AlJehani, 2014). Pathogen entry is facilitated by common oral infections such as periodontal disease and dental caries, which result in tooth and gum breakdown. In addition, more serious diseases can result, such as the growth of cancer cells, which correlate positively with the presence of oral malnutrition (Leite, 2013). This review looks at the biological side of this issue, as well as how wealth and socioeconomic status (SES) impact one’s ability to receive proper dental treatment. Oral health levels in families can be significantly impacted by their financial standing, as studies have shown that parent’s income levels have a negative correlation on the oral health of their children. (Paula et. al, 2014). This problem compounds as the lower SES tier cannot afford preventative dentistry, yet spend more money because they end up requiring emergency procedures.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2017en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Diebold Symposium Presentation Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleThe Importance of Oral Health Maintenance in Disease Preventionen_US

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    Poster and oral presentations by senior biology majors that include the results of their Senior Integrated Projects (SIPs) at the Diebold Symposium. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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