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The Link Between Oral Health and Overall Wellbeing [INFOGRAPHIC]

You probably know that brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist in Alpharetta are all important for your oral health. Did you also know that your oral health affects more than just your teeth and gums? Approximately 90% of systemic diseases have oral signs and symptoms, indicating that there is a strong link between oral health and your overall wellbeing. Gum disease has been linked with serious conditions like diabetes—in fact, people with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing this oral problem, while gum disease can make blood glucose management more difficult. Studies have indicated that there is also a link between the inflammation of periodontal disease and heart disease, though an exact causal relationship has not yet been established. Take a look at this infographic to learn more about how your oral health affects everything from your smile to your heart. Please feel free to share this info with your friends and family!

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