Health Connections

When we recommend visiting the dentist every three, four or six months, it isn’t just to maintain your oral health but your overall health as well. Poor dental hygiene or medical conditions can deteriorate your teeth and gums, but the problems don’t stop at your mouth. Gum disease has been linked to serious illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Before you skip brushing and flossing your teeth tonight before bed, consider the connections between your gums and the following health issues: