It's a fact: Your dental health is linked to your overall health. Not taking care of your teeth and gums can make you more susceptible to serious health conditions. Learn how to tell if your mouth is healthy.
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There has been a definite link shown between your oral health and your overall health. In fact, two surgeons general have come out and said that this is something that people should know about, that their mouth and their whole body are interlinked. The health of their mouth, the health of your teeth, especially the health of your gums, is critical.
They're finding that people who don't take care of their gums and their teeth can be at risk of extreme things like heart attack and stroke. But it also affects your immune system. If you're fighting infection in your mouth all the time, it's gonna make you more susceptible to flus and various other things.
So it's important to take care of your teeth and see a dentist on a regular basis. Remember that your mouth is important, how it feels, how it looks, how it smells. These are all important ways to tell that your mouth is healthy and that your whole body is healthy. And you want to have your teeth for your whole life and it's possible if you see a dentist and have a great dentist taking care of them.