Utah Oral Health Coalition Public Awareness Campaign

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An unhealthy mouth can affect social and physical well-being at all stages of life; creating difficulty in speaking, smiling and eating. Infected teeth are painful, unattractive and cause bad breath. Poor oral health can also impact self-confidence and the ability to function at school or work. In addition, conditions that result in poor oral health can be passed on to family members and friends.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection common in teens and young adults. HPV is usually spread through oral or physical sexual activity. Currently, there is no cure for the virus but some of the symptoms can be treated. Common health problems associated with HPV are oropharyngeal cancers, cervical cancer, as well as oral and genital warts. It is extremely important to get vaccinated at a young age to prevent HPV.

Oral herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), infecting the mouth, lips and gums. Herpes is contagious and can be transmitted to others through close personal contact, including kissing someone who is infected that has active sores. Oral herpes can cause painful sores, fever and other flu like symptoms.

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