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Among other interdependent elements, the mind and body connection is well known. However, a far lesser known and talked about factor which has great significance is the mouth and body connection. Know ...

Among other interdependent elements, the mind and body connection is well known. However, a far lesser known and talked about factor which has great significance is the mouth and body connection. Know more...

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  • 1. The Mouth and Body Connection For more details visit http:// smilecareworld.com /myths-facts
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    • Among other interdependent elements, the mind and body connection is well known. However, a far lesser known and talked about factor which has great significance is the mouth and body connection.
    • To many people, a dental visit is about getting their teeth cleaned, having a tooth pulled, or getting a filling done. But, a dental visit is not just about teeth- it is also about your overall health.
    • What goes on in your mouth can affect the rest of your body. What goes on in your body also can have an effect on your mouth.
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    For more details visit http:// smilecareworld.com /myths-facts The Mouth and Body Connection
  • 3. For more details visit http:// smilecareworld.com /myths-facts
    • Many diseases and conditions can affect your oral health. For example, people may get more infections in the mouth if their immune system is weak. The immune system protects your body from illness and infection. It can be weakened by disease, by drugs taken to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs, or as a side effect of cancer chemotherapy drugs.
    • Medication can also can affect the health of your mouth. For example, many drugs cause dry mouth. This can increase your risk of dental decay and yeast infections. It also can affect taste.
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    The Mouth and Body Connection
  • 4. For more details visit http:// smilecareworld.com /myths-facts
    • While examining your mouth, your dentist might see a sign or symptom of an illness or disease that you might not even know you have. The dentist may perform tests and/or refer you to a specialist for treatment.
    • If you have certain medical conditions, you may need specialized oral and dental care. If necessary, your dentist can refer you to an expert in oral medicine.
    • Your oral health also can affect other medical conditions. For example, if you are diabetic, a mouth infection can disrupt your blood-sugar levels and make your diabetes harder to control. Researchers also are exploring whether periodontal (gum) disease may increase the risk of various medical problems. These may include heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and premature births. Gum disease is very common and hence, its awareness, treatment and management can have important implications for overall public health.
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    The Mouth and Body Connection
  • 5. For more details visit http:// smilecareworld.com /myths-facts Hence rightly said, ‘The mouth is a mirror of your health!’
  • 6. About Smile Care Smile Care® has spearheaded the cause of modern dentistry in India through its multitude of activities in the field of dentistry. Smile Care® is involved in Clinical Services, Continuing Education, Clinical Research, Public Awareness and Scientific Publication in the field of dentistry and offers the synergistic benefit of these activities to all its clients. For more details visit http:// smilecareworld.com /myths-facts
  • 7. Contact Details Smile Care Clinic Bandra, Vashi, Kolhapur Email: [email_address] Bandra : 91 -22-26400188 / 83 & 91-22-26431670 / 71 Vashi : 91 22 27888234 / 35 Kohlapur : 91 231 2540648 / 49 Website: http://www.smilecareworld.com For more details visit http:// smilecareworld.com /myths-facts
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