The Importance of Your Oral Health

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Oral health affects not only our smile, but our ability to eat, speak and show emotions. It also can affect one’s self-esteem, school/work performance, and attendance at work or school. Overall, your oral health is essential to your general health and wellbeing. There are three oral conditions that affect your overall health and quality of life are, cavities, severe gum disease, and severe tooth loss.

Two risk factors for gum disease are tobacco use and diabetes. According to the Oral Health Report, people who smoke are three times more likely to lose all their teeth. Make sure to take care of your teeth, so you can live a quality healthy life!