What does your smile say about your health?
Every time you smile, you reveal something about your health. That's because the state of your teeth, gums, and lips offers clues to how the rest of your body is doing. There's a connection between periodontal disease and inflammation -- the kind of inflammation that could contribute to heart disease and diabetes. The latest research suggests good oral health may lower your risk of cancer, so open wide and take this assessment. You'll get expert advice to care for your smile, including:
- Why you should inspect your mouth every day
- How problems with your teeth, gums, and lips accelerate aging
- Why late-night snacks are bad for your teeth