Common Health Connections Between Your Mouth & Body

It’s easy to think of your oral health and overall health as completely separate matters. After all, you wouldn’t see your family doctor for a cavity, and you wouldn’t see your dentist for the flu. Despite this common misconception, our bodies and all their components are interconnected and dependent on one another. Medical research indicates that as many as 90 percent of systemic diseases produce symptoms that affect the mouth. This means health issues involving your mouth are not just confined there — they affect other parts of the body. At the same time, diseases that affect other parts of the body also impact your oral health. Learn more about some of the most common health connections between your mouth and the rest of your body with this guide presented by Grove Dental:

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