DR CHELSEA CAHI and DR CRAIG PEARL discuss how poor oral health has an indirect link to systemic general health.
When it comes to healthcare, most people view dental
hygiene as a completely separate concern from the rest of the body – almost like a different entity entirely. However, this mindset cannot be further from the truth, as oral health is actually an essential component in our general health and well-being. How, you may ask? Well, since the mouth is the ‘gateway to the body’, bacteria from the teeth and gums can affect our immune system in more ways than one.