By Maridith Yahl
NKyTribune health reporter
Oral health is part of the body’s overall health. Maintaining the health of your mouth, teeth, and surrounding tissue is as important as keeping up with physical health. Both are intertwined and work together, what affects the mouth affects the body. It is easy to forget or take for granted oral health but there are a few, easy steps you can take to keep your mouth and body healthy.
“Your mouth is a window into the health of your body,” says the American Dental Association (ADA). Considering everything the mouth does: eats, speaks, smiles, and show emotions, protecting your biggest asset is good for the body and mind.
The National Institute for Health’s (NIH) 2018 report shows that 92% of adults ages 20-64 have had cavities in their permanent teeth. This is a good reminder of the need to have good oral hygiene.
Thinking about oral health during a pandemic might not seem obvious but is especially important…
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