The Link: Your Mouth & Serious Health Conditions
Danger signs may show up in your teeth and gums before they appear elsewhere
A great smile. Fresh breath. Pain-free teeth and gums. All marks of good oral health. But did you know your mouth is connected to overall wellness?
Recent research reveals a link between chronic oral infection and serious illnesses, including:
Your mouth and mind are connected
It’s not just your body at stake. Oral health conditions like birth defects, chronic pain and cold sores can damage self-esteem, interfere with social interactions, and may result in lost productivity, stress and depression.
Reducing your risk
Preventing dental problems is easy. Just remember:
- Brush twice a day
- Floss once a day
- Visit your dentist regularly and share any health issues with your dentist
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