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Better Whole Body Health in 2018 Starts With Your Mouth

February 5, 2018

Filed under: Dental — Tags: , , , , , — lobodds @ 8:00 am

If your resolution for 2018 is to get healthy, first, take a look at your mouth. What does the health of your mouth have to do with the health of the rest of your body? Plenty!

You might be surprised to learn the significant impact your oral health has on your whole-body health, including your energy levels, digestion, weight loss, and mental health.

The key to a healthier you in in the new year is understanding the mouth/body connection.

The impact of poor oral health

When someone isn’t brushing and flossing properly, it allows a sticky residue called plaque to build up along the gumline. This provides the perfect environment for damaging bacteria to thrive, leading to infection or gum disease. This bacteria can enter the bloodstream and be carried to other areas of the body, where it can do serious damage.