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Can Tooth Decay Affect Overall Health?

If cavities and bad breath aren't enough to make you floss and brush regularly, you can add heart disease, Alzheimer's, and other serious conditions to the list. Turns out your oral health may have a surprising influence on your overall health.

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2:37AM PDT on May 15, 2013


9:01AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

10:09AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

good to remember

9:24AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Another incentive to be a dedicated brusher 'n flosser.

11:13AM PST on Jan 9, 2013

Of course!

5:32AM PST on Jan 9, 2013

Of course tooth decay can affect overall health. It's obvious. Bad teeth would be sending toxins into our bloodstream and this has to be bad. All parts of the body are connected.

11:09PM PST on Dec 11, 2012

we should care about our tooth decays...Thank you...

10:01PM PST on Nov 30, 2012

It can do more than that ...It can kill you as if an infection is present it will and is associated to the entire sinus region and that includes going into the brain.

9:12AM PST on Nov 30, 2012

Wish I could afford dental work. No insurance and being unemployed do not help!!

12:27AM PST on Nov 28, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

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