A wealth of scientific research has now proven that your oral health directly impacts your overall health. Periodontal or gum disease has now been classified as a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes. Poor oral health can affect GI disorders and also lead to low birth weight babies in pregnant women. A compromised ability to eat will adversely affect your nutritional status which in turn can cause or aggravate multiple medical conditions.
Many long term studies have shown that good oral health directly increases your lifespan. Taking care of your teeth and gums is the first step in taking care of you!
Schedule your next appointment and make sure you are eating that apple a day with a healthy mouth!