Oral Health and Overall Health

Your mouth is full of many kinds of microorganisms, including bacteria. Thankfully, most of them are harmless, and practicing good oral hygiene can help reduce the amount of bad bacteria in your mouth. In this video, kids will learn why the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and low birth weight is greater for people who also have gum disease. 

Discussion Questions

How can poor dental health affect your overall health?
What are some things that gum disease has been connected to?
How many times a day should you brush and floss?