Dental Hygiene Association

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Why Dental Health is So Important

If you are considering a visit to the dentist, then you will definitely want to see the video. No, not because you shouldn’t go, but because you should. While the video begins with a dentist (no surprise there) talking about the importance of dental care, it is more about the facts, figures, and suggestions he makes that will get your attention.

We all know or have at least been told throughout our formative years, that we need to take care of our teeth.

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What we aren’t necessarily told, however, is that our mouth health is directly linked to our physical health. In fact, as the video discusses in greater detail, dental health (or in this case, poor dental health) can be linked to issues from heart attacks and abscesses on our body, to our mental health, and more.

So, maybe that consideration about visiting the dentist for that checkup or exam is a better idea than you initially thought? You also likely didn’t realize just how important your dental health is, and not only for your teeth. Now, when you leave the dentist, you can have more than one reason to smile, but those pearly whites are a good start too.

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