Check your health: How oral health is tied to overall wellness
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Certain diseases and medications may affect dental health, and conversely, dental decay and infection and inflammation can adversely affect overall health. “The link between medicine and dentistry is huge. We know that bacteria in the mouth can migrate to other parts of the body,” said Dr. Troy Sargent, D.M.D., with the Intermountain Southridge Dental Clinic. Recent research has found that poor oral health may be connected with several chronic illnesses and diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and respiratory disease, among others.
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