What Is the Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Health?

In this video, Dr. Chris Powell explains the relationship between oral health and overall health, highlighting the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene for overall well-being.

People often inquire about the connection between oral health and overall health, recognizing that the body is an interconnected system. Good oral health is indeed a crucial component of overall well-being. When your oral health is well-maintained, it can positively impact other areas of your health. For instance, individuals with good oral hygiene and health often experience better control of diabetes, lower blood pressure, and improvements in various other conditions.
This correlation exists because infections and inflammation in the mouth can affect the rest of your body. For example, periodontal disease (gum disease) has been linked to heart disease, diabetes complications, and other health issues. Therefore, maintaining oral health is not just about keeping your teeth and gums healthy; it’s also vital for ensuring your overall health remains in good condition.
I encourage everyone to prioritize their oral hygiene—regular dental check-ups, brushing, flossing, and other dental care practices are essential. Not only will this improve your oral health, but it will also contribute positively to your general health. If you need guidance on how to better care for your oral health, please come in for a consultation. Let’s work together to enhance both your dental health and your overall well-being.

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