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Total Health Dentistry / Mouth-Body Connection

Total Health Dentistry / Mouth-Body Connection

The mouth is the gatekeeper to your body’s overall health. Both the American Dental Association and American Medical Association agree that there is a strong correlation between the health of your mouth and the overall health of your body.

Dental health can influence conditions such as diabetes, oral cancer, coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, low birth weight in premature babies and other health conditions. A relationship exists between a healthy mouth and overall good health. This means it's important to get regular preventive dental care to help maintain both your oral health and overall health.