Oral systemic health is the connection between oral health and overall health. Many studies have linked poor oral health to diseases affecting other parts of the body such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, stroke, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis and even pregnancy complications.
Besides gum disease, other oral conditions can also affect your general health. Some examples are oral cancer leading to other systemic complications, oral airway conditions leading to sleep apnoea, grinding of teeth and temporomandibular joint problems leading to headaches & migraines.
We can thus appreciate the importance of maintaining good oral health. It is not just for the sake of a healthy mouth but for the whole body!