Even the most health-conscious among us don’t always stop to consider the importance of oral health. No one wants cavities and we all appreciate white teeth and fresh breath, but not everyone realizes the importance of their overall oral health to their general well-being.
Gum disease and tooth decay can allow for bacteria to enter the bloodstream, which may lead to inflammation in other parts of the body, including the heart. Oral cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body, such as the lungs. Your best defence against oral health issues is maintaining your oral health and ensuring that you have regular dental exams.