Why Oral Health is Important
Having good oral health means more than just reducing your risk for cavities and gum disease. The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body and the health of your mouth can have a lasting effect on the health of your whole body!
Tooth decay cannot be reversed. Once there is decay (cavity), you must see a dentist to get it fixed. Untreated tooth decay can lead to infection or more decay, which can cause pain, irritation and difficulty eating or talking. Tooth decay also creates entry points for germs and bacteria to enter the body.
Oral health decay and diseases have been linked to other health issues, such as:
- Heart Disease
- Low- birth weight in babies
- Erectile dysfunction
- Oral cancers
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