Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health? Reported by the Mayo Clinic, studies suggest oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with a severe form of gum disease (periodontitis) might play a role in some diseases.
Your oral health could contribute to various diseases and conditions such as; Endocarditis, Cardiovascular disease, Pregnancy and birth complications, Pneumonia, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s.
Other conditions that might be linked to oral health include eating disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, certain cancers and immune system disorder that cause dry mouth.
While your oral health is not the only cause of these health issues certainly, it is proven that practicing good oral hygiene daily and seeing your dentist for regular checkups is a positive preventive measure.
Taking care of your oral health is an investment in your overall health!