My Dental IQ

Why it's important

The mouth often functions as an “early warning” system for some diseases, and can provide a useful means to understanding organs and systems in other parts of the body. Increased research point to the connections between chronic oral infection and other chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and obesity.7

So while taking care of your mouth, teeth and gums, should be reason enough the relationship between your oral health and your overall health should cement your commitment.

Make practicing good oral hygiene a part of your everyday routine. Think of it as making an investment in your overall health, your future and your pocketbook.2

2 http://www.mayoclinic.com

7 http://www.ada.org

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