If you take a close look at this infographic on the importance of oral health, you’ll know right away that dental hygiene is essential to overall well-being. Many oral diseases are preventable and more treatable with regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits. If you’re avoiding the dentist, unfortunately, you’re also neglecting a part of your health that has as wide-spread impact on your entire body.
According to the Harvard Medical School Special Health Report. “Your Oral Health and Overall Health.” Dental Health for Adults (2009): 6-11., there is growing evidence linking poor dental health to everything from diabetes to heart disease.