You cannot look at overall health without taking oral health into account. When your teeth, gums
, or jawbone experience decay, infection, or pain, this means your body’s entire health system is at risk. Your mouth is an entryway to both your digestive and respiratory systems. Dental problems have been linked to health concerns like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even issues with fertility. It’s important that you maintain your dental health — and thus your overall health — by scheduling regular exams and cleanings.