The oral cavity is packed with bacteria which are necessary but not all bacteria are good for us. Over time, bacteria builds up and can cause infections. Regular check-ups and cleaning at the dentist are necessary to keep bacteria under control and spot possible problems with the teeth and gums.
Without good oral health, there is the likelihood of gum disease setting in and this can lead to serious conditions like:
– Mouth ulcers
– Red band gingivitis
Problems with teeth and gums may also be “warning you of a health condition” that needs attention as soon as possible.
More information about the link between oral health and general health can be found at https://healthyone.org/the-connection-between-oral-health-and-optimal-health/.