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Infographic: How Your Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

by Erika Nicole Kendall

When I posted quotes from a Fooducate article about the effects of sugar on children’s teeth, I received an avalanche of comments concerned about how someone could overlook continued deterioration of a child’s teeth for so long for it to get to that point.

…but, the reality is, a lot of different illnesses can be pinpointed just be taking a closer look at what’s going on in our mouths. From 1dental.com, I present you with this infographic comparing our oral health with our overall health. Click the photo to enlarge.

Thoughts? Let’s hear ’em!

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3 comments

debra September 11, 2012 - 2:38 PM

This was very informative thank you. I know I forget about my oral health a lot of the times because its just not that important. I looked up tooth decay in babies after I had my son and suprising to me was one of the causes was if the parent had cavities and shared a spoon or pretty much swapped spit im paraphrasing but i didnt know. I grew up seeing the parents dang near chewing the childs food or cleaning the pacifier in their mouth so I didnt think about it that in depth. But it makes sense so I became very aware and on top of being a good example to my baby to take care of his tee

Toi September 11, 2012 - 3:10 PM

It’s amazing the number of health problems related to oral health. I went to the dentist last week for the first time after a year and a half – thankfully I have no cavities or teeth problems. The simple act of brushing and flossing goes a long way for overall health!

Shawnda September 11, 2012 - 10:55 PM

I know about this and am currently experiancing it myself. I’ve lost 60 pounds and my numbers (cholesterol, blood pressure) aren’t coming down. The only thing it could be is my oral health as I’ve suspected for a while now. Anyway I’m getting it together and am on my way to even better health.

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