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If you had to guess, would you say that your oral health and overall wellness are linked?

If you said yes, you guessed right. The state of your oral health is closely linked to your overall health and wellness, and vice versa. Without the best oral health you can have, you put the rest of your body at risk.

But how is that possible? Dr. Sean Ferguson and Dr. Michael Ferguson at Ferguson and Associates DDS in Concord, North Carolina see a lot of patients who don’t understand the connection between oral and overall health. To help you get a better grasp of that concept, we put this post together just for you.

Infections spread easily
If you don’t take care of your oral health – specifically, your gums and teeth – you’re at risk for gum disease. This is a serious condition in which the bacteria in your mouth eat away at your gums and teeth until you have not much of either left.

Those bacteria don’t just stay in your mouth, however. Since they’re in your mouth, they can easily spread from place to place in your body, which makes the need for a clean mouth that much more important.

Spreads out your immune system
If your oral health is always suffering, your immune system will be working around the clock in your mouth. That means it has less ability to protect the rest of your body from a myriad of different health problems.

You don’t want to spread your immune system too thin. The fight to keep your body healthy is hard enough as it is. Don’t let something you can easily control – like your oral health – compromise the rest of your wellness.

If you need more information, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today at 704-786-8317.