Oral health is about much more than a smile. This infographic shares the growing evidence of oral health’s connection to overall health, including:
- High blood pressure
- Respiratory health
- Adverse birth outcomes
You may also be interested in:
- More Than Meets the Eye: Oral Health, Eye Health, and Overall Health, a report that explores how visual impairments are linked to diminished oral health.
- Mouths Matter More Than You Know: Oral Health’s Connection to Overall Health, a brief that outlines how tooth decay, gum disease, and more can have an impact on diabetes, respiratory health, and blood pressure.
- The Association Between Accessing Dental Services and Nonventilator Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia in Medicaid Beneficiaries, an article in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology stresses the importance of dental hygiene and treatment of gum disease to prevent nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia.