Your body is a complicated set of systems that all work together to keep you healthy. For example, your mouth is full of bacteria - mostly harmless - but if you don't keep up with your oral hygiene, that bacteria can travel to other parts of your body and cause health problems such as cardiovascular disease.
Here are some tips to protect your oral health:
• Brush your teeth at least twice a day
• Floss every day
• Replace your toothbrush every three to four months
• Avoid tobacco use
• Attend regular dental checkups and cleanings