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Most people understand that taking care of your teeth is important.

What they may not know is that dental health care isn’t just important for your mouth. Your oral health can affect the rest of your body as well as indicate risk for serious illness. This is being called the mouth-body connection.

Recent research suggests that factors such as plaque buildup and gum disease in the mouth can negatively impact your overall health, and can even help contribute to serious problems like heart disease and Alzheimer's.

Here are 8 major health conditions linked to dental health issues:

1. Respiratory Infections

Studies suggest that periodontal disease is a risk factor for infections of the lungs, even pneumonia. The constant inhalation of bacteria from teeth and gum disease enters into your lungs where it can wreak havoc.

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Excellent, always excellent work. I noticed that you are one of Atlanta's best dentists. Why am I not surprised? After all, I've been seeing you for nearly 40 years! It's about time Atlanta noticed. ~anonymous Sep 17, 2015

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Drescher and Cohen, DDS, PA
1201 Peachtree Street, NE
Bldg 400--Suite 1515
Atlanta, GA 30361
Call: (404) 892-3545