What is oral health?
Oral health refers to the health of your teeth and mouth.
Why is good oral health important?
Healthy teeth and gums play an important part in your ability to smile, speak, eat, socialize and just feel good about yourself.
What are the links between oral and general health?
Poor oral health is associated with:
- Poor diet
- Respiratory illness and infective endocarditis (infection of the lining of the heart's chambers)
- Periodontal disease (a disease of the gum and supporting bone). This has been linked with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes
A healthy mouth is vital to overall health and well-being
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