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  Oral Hygiene: Encyclopedia of Medicine
Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth clean and healthy by brushing and flossing to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
The purpose of oral hygiene is to prevent the buildup of plaque, the sticky film of bacteria and food that forms on the teeth.
Plaque adheres to the crevices and fissures of the teeth and generates acids that, when not removed on a regular basis, slowly eat away, or decay, the protective enamel surface of the teeth, causing holes (cavities) to form.
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The preparation of food involves potentially severe health hazards if basic hygiene routines are ignored.
Food can transmit disease from person to person as well as serve as a growth medium for bacteria that can cause food poisoning.
Wash meat, fruit, and vegetables thoroughly before use.
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 Click2Houston.com - Health Encyclopedia - Allergy To Mold - Dander - Dust
There is also evidence that exposures to certain allergens in the first year of life may prevent some allergies.
This is called the "hygiene hypothesis" and sprang from observations that infants on farms tend to have fewer allergies than those in environments that are more sterile.
Once allergies have developed, avoiding known allergens may decrease symptoms and prevent other allergies.
www.click2houston.com /encyclopedia/6860896/detail.html   (1751 words)

 TheBostonChannel.com - Health Encyclopedia - MRSA Infection
Call your healthcare provider if a wound seems to get worse rather than heal, or if any other symptoms of staph infection are present.
Careful attention to personal hygiene is key to avoiding MRSA infections.
Wash your hands frequently, especially if visiting someone in a hospital or long-term care facility.
www.thebostonchannel.com /encyclopedia/6871000/detail.html   (852 words)

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