Oral health is often a topic left untouched until there is a problem, but dental experts have been working hard to change that. With a bit of effort and planning, there are simple things that people can do to take better care of their teeth and prevent much larger problems from occurring in their mouths.
But why is it so important to avoid these problems at all? Dentists aren’t just concerned with the pain that comes from a failing tooth or infected gum tissue, or the cost associated with fixing something that’s gone horribly wrong inside of your mouth. They’re aware that there is a very real connection between the health of your mouth and the health of your entire body.
Riverside Dental really spells it out for their patients in this infographic as they’ve narrowed down the specific ways your mouth affects your body as a whole – we know that gingivitis affects your heart, pregnancy can wreak havoc on your mouth, and that smoking greatly increases your chances of having cavities. On the flip-side, a healthy mouth promotes a large list of health benefits including increased self esteem, a better memory, and less inflammation in your body. Keep reading to learn more!