Does Your Oral Health Effect Your Overall Health?

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Your oral health is more important than you might realize.
Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Protect yourself by learning more about the connection between your oral health and overall health.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria- most of them harmless. Normally the body’s natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, can keep these bacterias under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Studies also suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontitis- a severe form of gum disease- might play a role in some other diseases.”

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