Oral Health is Essential to General Health
- Oral health is essential to general health and well-being across the lifespan.
- Image: Pregnant woman. During pregnancy, women may be more prone to gum disease and cavities.
- Image: Woman holding infant. A mother’s oral health status is a strong predictor of her child’s oral health status.
- Image: Molar with decay. If mothers have high levels of untreated cavities or tooth loss, their children are 3X more likely to have cavities.
Page last reviewed: August 25, 2020