Posted .

Believe it or not, but there’s actually a large – and well-documented – link between your oral health and how healthy the rest of your body is. Without a healthy mouth, it’s nearly impossible to have the rest of your body in tip-top shape as well.

To help make this concept a bit more understandable, our team here at Frandsen Dental in Grantsville, Utah, put this post together to explain this topic in depth.

Gum disease

The most common oral health problem is gum disease. Whether it’s mild gingivitis or full-blown periodontitis, when you have any form of gum disease it means there’s a significant amount of bacteria present in your mouth.

That bacteria can easily cause other health problems. Gum disease, left untreated, has been linked to causing oral cancer, heart disease, and tooth loss. Obviously those aren’t health problem you ever want to have to deal with.

Bad breath

If you have chronic bad breath, it’s likely a sign that your mouth either isn’t making enough saliva, you’re not brushing correctly, or you’re not ridding your mouth of as much bacteria as you possible could when brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash.

These aren’t the only two problems that can lead to other systemic health problems, but they’re a good example of the link between your mouth and the rest of your body.