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Healthy Mouth means a Healthy Body??
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The Link Between Oral and Overall Health

Here’s a great sound bite for you: The health of your mouth may mirror your overall health. What’s the link? For one, good dental care helps prevent a buildup of bacteria and inflammation from gum disease. And that may help protect other parts of your body.

Researchers need to conduct more studies to confirm the possible links, but evidence is growing.

Heart and Blood Vessels:
Research suggests that heart disease and stroke may be linked to bacteria in your mouth. For example, a recent worldwide trial of nearly 16,000 people showed a strong link between oral health and heart health risk factors in people with chronic heart disease. Gum bleeding was linked with higher levels of “bad” cholesterol and high blood pressure. Other studies show that heart attacks are more common in people who have dental disease.
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