Certain medical conditions can impact your teeth, gums, and oral health. Your general health affects your dental health.

Key takeaways:

  • Pregnancy and diabetes can raise the risk of gum disease.
  • Oral infections are more likely if you are receiving cancer treatment or a compromised immune system.
  • Cognitive disorders can affect memory and the ability to carry out tasks like brushing teeth.

If you are pregnant or have a medical condition, remember to schedule regular appointments with your dentist.

"Increasing evidence is showing that conditions in the body can actually affect your smile, and vice versa."