-Dental Health is a general term that refers to the overall health status of your mouth. Dental health is another way of saying oral health or the health of your mouth. The mouth is a window into the health of your body. It can show signs of nutritional deficiencies or general infection.
+Why dental health is important
-Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease—and can help you keep your teeth as you get older. An unhealthy mouth, especially if you have gum disease, may increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes and preterm labor.
-Having poor oral health you at risk for heart disease. If your gums are inflamed due to the bacteria that causes periodontal disease, that same bacteria can actually get into the bloodstream causing the arteries to build up plaque and harden. This puts you at risk for a heart attack.
-Seven oral diseases and conditions account for most of the oral disease burden. They include dental caries (tooth decay), periodontal (gum) diseases, oral cancers, oral manifestations of HIV, orzo-dental trauma, cleft lip and palate, and noma.