Improvements in oral health emphasize preventative care along with treatment. Employers benefit through lower health costs, improved absenteeism, and the general well being of their employees by making dental coverage accessible to employees and their families.
The health of your mouth can be a sign of your overall health. Many serious diseases, such as diabetes, HIV, and some eating disorders, show their first signs as symptoms in the mouth. This is why it is important to have complete, regular oral exams.
Most of us think of problems with the mouth in terms of cavities, toothaches, and crooked or stained teeth. Lacking healthy teeth and gums has an effect on how we look, but it also affects the health of our bodies.