When it comes to our health, it is easily manipulated my many factors. More often than not, we do not realize that our oral health, specifically, affects more than just our oral cavity. The mouth leads to many different mechanisms of the body. From the heart to the intestines, our oral health and hygiene is imperative to keep strong, because we would be affecting our overall bodily health.
When we neglect our oral hygiene, and skip brushing our teeth routinely and flossing, we may allow infections to arise. When infections set into the soft tissue of the mouth, our gums become inflamed and red. This could be the first signs and symptoms of gingivitis. If gingivitis worsens, infection could enter the blood stream and cause severe sickness.