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Oral Health and Your Overall Health

Oral Health and Your Overall Health

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Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria — most of them harmless. Normally the body’s natural defences and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, can keep these bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. The bacteria in your mouth can spread throughout the rest of your body, says Beverly Hills periodontist Sanda Moldovan, D.D.S. This can lead to a whole lot of health issues. Here’s a look at how your poor oral health can affect nearly every part of your body. Poor oral health raises your risk of heart disease and stroke Several studies have shown a link between gum disease which is known as periodontitis and heart disease, a