A Happy Smile & A Healthy Body: The Link Between Oral Care and Health Care

Life Is Better With a Smile

In recent years, there has been an increasing number of scientific research studies resulting in more evidence that links oral care and your overall health hand in hand. The bacteria found in our mouth do much more than help cause tooth decay and periodontal disease.

These same bacteria can increase risks for other types of medical conditions, such as:

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Heart Attacks
  • Arthritis
  • Respiratory/Lung Conditions
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Endocarditis

In addition, certain pre-existing medical conditions can affect your overall oral health. These medical conditions can increase the risk of gum disease and infections in the mouth, gums, and teeth.

To learn more about the link between oral care and health care, as well as signs of poor oral hygiene and what you can do to improve it, please continue reading the following infographic. Afterward, if you have oral care concerns, please feel free to contact Labbe Family Orthodontics for help caring for your mouth—because life is better with a smile!