Learn how the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums can effect your general health.
Your oral health might contribute to various diseases and conditions including:
Endocarditis – infection of the inner lining of your heart can occur when bacteria from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to certain areas of your heart.
Cardiovascular disease – some research suggests a link between bad oral health and an increase in the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Certain conditions that may also might effect your oral health:Diabetes – gum disease can be more frequent and severe among people with diabetes.