Did you know that your oral health is fundamental to the health of your whole body? Everything you put into your body goes through your mouth first, and the condition of your teeth, gums and oral tissue affects how your body responds to the nutrition you are receiving. Studies have shown that poor oral health has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy complications and other serious medical conditions.

Bacteria in the mouth does not just stay in your mouth — it travels through your body with every swallow. If your mouth is unhealthy, it will try to tell you through symptoms like reduced saliva, ulcers, bleeding, swollen gums or other indicators.

Our dentist and team encourage you to practice good dental habits to promote good body health. Some of these habits include:

If you would like to learn more about how your oral health affects the rest of your body, give our dental office a call today. Our team is ready to provide you with any additional information and invites you to schedule an appointment with our dentist.