A healthy mouth is a healthy life

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Healthy mouth

There is a direct relationship between the health of your mouth and your overall physical health. When your oral health is poor, other health issues may become worse, like with diabetes, strokes, heart problems, low-birth weight, and early term infants. Some studies have linked poor oral health with pancreatic cancer. A healthy mouth will help you keep your teeth for your lifetime. You need your teeth for three reasons. They hold your face out, the lips and cheeks. They help you to speak properly and clearly, and they help you chew foods for your well-being and enjoyment.

Having a healthy mouth is more than just having attractive teeth. Experts say that your mouth is a window into your body’s health since it can show whether your body lacks certain nutrients and can show signs of infection. Some diseases first show their presence as lesions in the mouth. In addition, periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is associated with heart disease, diabetes, bacterial pneumonia, and stroke. If you have periodontal disease, it doesn’t mean you have these health problems, but there are some links between them. So if your doctor asks to look in your mouth or asks about your dental health, you’ll know why.

Another reason to have a healthy mouth is to make sure your original teeth are there to serve their main purpose -- eating. If you don’t take care of your teeth, you can get cavities that can be painful if not filled. Cavities are holes in the top layer of the tooth, the enamel. If a cavity isn’t treated, you could eventually lose your tooth. While there are various types of false teeth, the best teeth are your own. Regular trips to the dentist can help you maintain your teeth and your overall health.

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