Oral health and overall health: The connection

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March 24th, 2017

Image explaining how oral health relates to the body's health

Did you know more than 120 medical conditions can be detected by signs and symptoms in the mouth?

The health of our teeth, gums and mouth are all connected to the health of the rest of our bodies. Dentists cand catch oral health problems early, before they potentially become painful or costly – and they can check for early signs and symptoms that may be linked to certain health conditions.



  • Source: Delta Dental Plans Association