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The Link Between Oral Health and Overall Health

Your mouth is also a gateway to some of the most vital systems within your body. Good oral health affects more than just your teeth and gums. It plays a part in:

  • Chewing, salivary glands and digestion
  • Linings of your mouth and throat
  • Jaws
  • Nerves and muscles throughout your face

Beyond regular brushing, flossing and dental exams, it’s important to follow a healthy diet that avoids excess sugar or overly acidic foods. Interestingly, there’s a strong link between your mouth and mind. Chronic jaw pain, cold sores and oral yeast infections can cause everyday stress, depression and lost productivity.

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