As you may have heard the mouth ‘serves as a window to the body’. This means that many signs noted in the oral cavity may further explain a general health condition or disorder occurring.
For example; changes to the composition/appearance of teeth may indicate bulimia or anorexia, ulcerative oral lesions may be a sign of cancer or HIV infections and colour and texture of your gums may reflect the health of your blood.
For a while now research has been conducted to prove that links between general health and dental health are linked. Certain bacteria from the mouth can cause infection in other parts of the body and vice versa.
The best way to ensure you have the best oral health is by having regular check-ups with your dental professional, performing good oral hygiene techniques, drinking plenty of water and keeping a healthy diet!More