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The Importance of Oral Health

Great Wednesday Morning!!! Studies have shown that there is a link between oral health and poor overall health. It is important for us to maintain good oral health for multiple reasons. Having a healthy mouth is great for self confidence and physical health. If you are not going to the dentist twice a year, you are doing your overall health an injustice. Have a great day!!! Health Tip: "However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, certain diseases, such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS, can lower the body's resistance to infection, making oral health problems more severe." How does oral health affect your heart? "Cardiovascular Diseases. Some cardiovascular (heart and artery) diseases may affect your oral health. They also may require changes in your dental treatment and how you receive dental care. Recent research has linked periodontal disease with the risk of coronary artery disease and stroke." 

 

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