• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: Pay Attention to Oral Health

April 18, 2016

a bald man outside, smiling broadly and showing his teeth
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HEALTHY RECIPES
Grilled salmon on sourdough bread
Tuna pita pockets
Buffalo chicken salad wrap
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Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.

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