Mouth and Body Connection: A Hygienist’s Tips

Many oral diseases can influence health conditions outside your mouth and vice versa. The relationship between your mouth and the rest of your body is called the ‘mouth-body connection.’ In this video, kids will learn directly from a registered dental hygienist about some of the best ways they can take care of their teeth and mouth and why there is such a big connection between their mouth and the rest of their body.

Discussion Questions

What is the most important thing that a dentist or hygienist does during an oral exam?
How many conditions and diseases can be identified by doing an oral exam?
What are some ways to protect your mouth and overall health?