You've probably heard the phrase, "at least you have your health." Maybe you've uttered it yourself. It's usually said in an effort to make the best out of a less-desirable situation, though there's some truth behind it. Serious conditions such as heart disease, cancer, ALS, Type II diabetes and mental illness usually grab headlines in the healthcare field. But many people don't realize the connection between oral health and overall health.
The mouth serves as a window into a person's health, but there tends to be a lot of confusion about how mouth care affects our well-being. Let's bust some myths about your oral health: