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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:15 AM

24. Dental AND mental health are frequently ignored parts of overall healthcare

 

Everyone concentrates on weight, BP, heart rate, cholesterol, cancer, etc.. which is all important. But dental and mental health are just as important but frequently ignored or overlooked.

People with mental disorders have a higher chance of medical problems. They tend to not take care of their body as well, but there is also a mind-body connection. If your mind is sick, your body is more prone to become sick as well.

And people with gum disease is also more likely to have heart disease and other illnesses. According to one study, 80% of Americans have some form of gingivitis or periodontal disease. What happens is this bacteria that is causing gum disease works its way into the bloodstream and then can effect organs like the heart and the arteries. Keeping your gums healthy keeps the bacteria out of your blood.

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