The relationship between your teeth and your overall well-being is one that many take for granted. But research has shown bad oral health can worsen many already serious conditions, including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.

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You can brush up on your dental health at the latest session of Ward Melville Heritage Organization's ongoing Navigate Your Healthcare series. "Open Wide for a Healthy Body," featuring a panel of dentists, is being held on March 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the organization's Educational and Cultural Center on Main Street in Stony Brook.

The lecture includes food from a local restaurant. Cost is $20. Reservations are required; call 631-689-5888.