When people focus on oral health by keeping their teeth strong and gums free from disease, they assume these activities are solely benefiting their mouth. For example, you have a cavity, so the only resultant issue is a toothache, right? Not necessarily.
Human anatomy is a deeply interconnected collection of organs and systems. And what can affect one system may, in time, have consequences for other systems. Practicing good oral health is not only essential for optimal mouth function, but for maintaining the abilities of the rest of your body. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the connection between diabetes and oral health.