LEWISTON — “Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body,” will be the topic of two Central Maine Medical Center Accenting Your Health presentations set for September.

Michelle Blais, oral systemic coach and dental assistant at Advanced Dentistry in Auburn, will discuss the signs and symptoms of the five most common oral health conditions and how these relate to overall health. She also will provide information on how to maintain good oral health.

Good oral health can reduce an individual’s risk for serious illness, such heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other conditions. Poor oral health can be an indicator of problems elsewhere in the body, according to Blais.

There is no cost for attending the presentation.

The hour-long program will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in Chairmen’s Room A and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in Conference Room H. Both meeting rooms are located on the lower level of the 12 High Street Medical Office building, adjacent to Central Maine Medical Center.

Those interested in attending either of the programs are urged to register in advance by calling 795-8448, e-mailing prevention@cmhc.org or registering online at www.cmmc.org. Interpreter services are available upon advance request.

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