Ensure oral health for a disease-free life
It is believed that digestion starts from the mouth, so yes, oral health and general health do go hand-in-hand. For example, one could face complications in the gastro-intestinal tract if a ‘bolus’ is not formed in the mouth with the help of saliva before swallowing it down.
Also, oral bacteria present can directly affect the heart since it can enter your bloodstream.
It is also mandatory for the dentist to certify that a person is orally healthy before any doctor can perform a surgery so as to ensure that the bacteria/infection present, does not complicate the condition of the patient further by slipping into the bloodstream. Because of tight schedules and hectic work life one may not be able to take stock of their dental health.