Updated: 1/31/2020 Dental checkups are an important part of your normal routine (as you’ve probably heard!). These dental appointments do much more than tidy up your pearly whites and check…

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Why Dental Visits Are So Important for Overall Health (Infographic)

Updated: 1/31/2020

Dental checkups are an important part of your normal routine (as you’ve probably heard!). These dental appointments do much more than tidy up your pearly whites and check for cavities; routine checkups can also prevent more serious health issues like gum disease, which is why dental visits are so important.

Did you know gum disease can lead to other critical issues like heart disease, diabetes and respiratory disease? The infographic below illustrates the connection between oral health and overall health.

Understanding these connections will help you see why caring and maintaining your dental health (at home and by visiting the dentist regularly) is so important.

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Why Dental Visits Are So Important for Your Overall Health (Infographic)

Infographic: Oral Health vs. Overall Health by 1Dental.com

You could make a big difference in someone’s life if they’ve never heard this before. Spread the word and share this infographic with your friends!

4 Comments
  1. I think the official stats are that perhaps as many as 3 out of every 4 people have either gingivitis or gum disease right now. If true, it is very sad.

    I remember reading on the Mayo Clinic’s website once that 95% of people over the age of 65 have it as well.

    If you know a hygienist, she will be able to tell you how many of her patients have it and if people knew the number, they would be shocked!

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