How mouth health is linked to overall health

The mouth (also known as an oral cavity) is absolutely the main gate to the whole human body. 

Multiple body systems are in direct contact with the oral cavity such as: the digestive system, the circulatory system with the heart and blood, the respiratory system and the immune system as well as the lymphatic system. 

Just as a good hygiene would have a positive impact on the whole body's health by having its own defense mechanism against bacteria and viruses, bad oral hygiene, would have less protection from bacteria and viruses. This means, even if you eat super clean and live an active lifestyle but do not take care of your teeth, you are still at risk! 

To learn more about your dental hygiene and how to maintain a healthy mouth, or want to schedule your next cleaning, give us a call at (617) 232-6188. You can also fill the form below to make your annual or bi-annual dentist cleaning appointment.