Soldier Oral Fitness
Who has the most control over a Soldier's Dental Readiness? It is the Soldier. You control whether you get cavities or not. Most oral disease is preventable with proper hygiene and diet.
What is Oral Health? It is the health of your entire mouth, not just your teeth. The mouth includes the teeth and the gums (gingiva), ligaments, muscles and jawbones. It also includes the tongue, the lining of the mouth and throat, salivary glands and lymph nodes.
What is Oral Fitness? It means maximizing your oral health to keep yourself fit and ready. Just like a good motor sergeant uses a PMCS schedule to keep his/her vehicles running, you need to PMCS your mouth!
Are you Combat Ready? You could be making yourself vulnerable to tooth decay. Check yourself by taking an online survey to determine your risk for tooth decay.
How can you maximize your Oral Fitness? Learn more about how nutrition and oral health are linked on the
AKO Nutrition and Oral Health web page. Check out the Oral Fitness Resources page for information to improve your oral fitness.
Pregnancy and Your Oral Health (Sep 14) Educational presentation on the changes pregnancy makes on oral health.