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David Monteith & Jacqueline Froelich / Arkansas Public Media

As more Arkansans go without dental health insurance, there is a need for more free dental services. David Monteith with Arkansas Public Media reports on some of the free dental health clinics around the state. This story is part of a year-long statwide series on oral health produced by APM and supported by Delta Dental of Arkansas.

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The use of electronic smoking devices is the subject of intense scientific investigation after being linked to a rash of lung injuries across the U.S. last year. And as Daniel Caruth with Arkansas Public Media reports, new research indicates vaping tobacco may be harmful to oral health too.

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Many elderly Americans have a hard time sticking to routine oral healthcare due to chronic illness, disability or insitutional living. Lapses in care can lead to a variety of oral health challenges ranging from cavities to gum disease, which can affect quality of life if left unattended. This report is part of a year-long statewide series on oral health produced by Arkansas Public Media and supported by Delta Dental of Arkansas.

J. Froelich / Arkansas Public Media

The quest for a perfect snow-white smile has created an esthetic dental and commercial products industry. Jacqueline Froelich with Arkansas Public Media sorts through the benefits and risks. This report is part of a year-long statewide series on oral health produced by APM and supported by Delta Dental of Arkansas.

Daniel Breen / Arkansas Public Media

Telehealth technologies have the potential to improve oral health in Arkansas. Teledentistry, which involves remote examination, diagnosis and treatment, is now widely used by orthodontists across the state, but it is not yet used by most Arkansas dentists. This report is part of a year-long statewide series on oral health produced by Arkansas Public Media and supported by Delta Dental of Arkansas.

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