While many adults are focused on staying healthy through exercise and eating right, one area that is closely connected to a person’s overall health and often overlooked is oral health. Inside the mouth aren’t just teeth, but clues to keeping disease away.
The connection between oral health and overall health wasn’t always widely discussed, Cliff Maesaka, the president and CEO of Delta Dental of Kentucky, said in a Passport-sponsored article on Insider Louisville.
“Everybody knows the mouth is connected to the body, but in 2000, the surgeon general provided his first-ever report on the state of oral health in America, and it was the first time in about a hundred years anyone had said out loud that the mouth is connected to the rest of the body and things that go on in the mouth affect the rest of the body,” he said.
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