The connection between mouth and body health is stronger than you may realize.
Instead of putting your money where your mouth is, try putting your health where your mouth is. (Hint: it’s already there.)
There’s growing recognition we can’t ignore our mouths and expect a healthy body. About 300 diseases and conditions are linked in some way to oral health — triggering some problems and worsening others, says Dr. Brittany Seymour, an associate professor of oral health policy and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
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