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How Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

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It’s easy to think about your oral health being separate from your overall health. However, the two are more connected than you may think. Here are a few ways that your oral health is connected to your overall health and how you can ensure your health is in tip-top shape!

The Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Health

The ways in which your oral health and overall health are connected are relatively simple. The mouth already contains bacteria and serves as an entry point for other bacteria to enter your digestive and respiratory systems. One of the body’s best defenses against bacteria is daily oral health care practices like brushing and flossing. However, when these things don’t happen, the bacteria are left in your mouth and can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Tooth decay and gum disease can lead to other serious health complications such as pneumonia, pregnancy and birth complications, cardiovascular disease, and more. This is why it’s so vital to your overall health that you maintain a healthy mouth, teeth, and gums!

Ways to Protect Your Oral Health

Discussing health complications and risks can be a little scary and overwhelming. The good news is there are many ways that you can take care of your oral health to prevent these risks! Below are just a few examples of precautions you can take to ensure long-term oral and overall health.

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