As the relationship between the mouth and the rest of the body becomes clearer, dental professionals, doctors, and patients will need to rethink the term “oral health”.
The fields of dentistry and medicine have traditionally been worlds apart. In light of the growing evidence pointing to links between oral and whole body health, this separation of disciplines is slowly beginning to change.
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Article by Sharon Guynup, Scientific American “Oral and Whole Body Health”, pages 3-5.