How oral hygiene affects overall health

Canadian Living


For more than a century, the dental and medical fields acted independently of each other, says Dr. Euan Swan, manager of dental programs at the Canadian Dental Association, but that’s changed in recent years.

“Now there’s a better understanding from both sides that what goes on in your mouth might affect other parts of your body and vice versa,” says Swan.

Here are five ailments that are connected to unhealthy oral habits.

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